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Title: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: JMT on October 21, 2020, 10:30:28 am
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Curriculum advisers hand-picked by the Alberta government are recommending changes to the kindergarten-to-Grade 4 curriculum for fine arts and social studies that would eliminate all references to residential schools and "equity."

The advisers also recommend that seven- and eight-year-olds learn about feudalism, Chinese dynasties and Homer's Odyssey in social studies classes.

The drafts, obtained by CBC News, include lengthy lists of names, landmarks and events for young children to memorize.

They say five- and six-year-olds in Grade 1 should be familiar with the artwork of Claude Monet, Georgia O'Keefe, Pablo Picasso and Edgar Degas.

They also say first graders should learn Bible verses about creation as poetry and fourth graders should learn that most non-white Albertans are Christians.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/education-experts-slam-leaked-alberta-curriculum-proposals-1.5766570

**** off with this bullshit.
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: Montgomery on October 21, 2020, 01:11:56 pm
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/education-experts-slam-leaked-alberta-curriculum-proposals-1.5766570

**** off with this bullshit.

Supernatural religious beliefs are fading out of the mainstream of society and conservatism will suffer along with it unless they distance themselves from the nonsense.

The trouble is, if they run away from religion, conservatism will lose most of it's meaning.

Those Christians who insist on holding on can still take it to their churches and make believe in private. It's harmless to others as long as no important decisions are made that are based on religious beliefs.

This attempt to push the supernatural onto young children has to be considered child abuse.
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: MH on October 21, 2020, 01:27:11 pm
The trouble is, if they run away from religion, conservatism will lose most of it's meaning.

How so ?  Conservatism is about old timey values, which should include pluralism.

Also pragmatism.

But mostly - supporting the wealthy.

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Those Christians who insist on holding on can still take it to their churches and make believe in private. It's harmless to others as long as no important decisions are made that are based on religious beliefs.

This attempt to push the supernatural onto young children has to be considered child abuse.

That was just one part of it, as I read it.  I think it's cool to teach the bible as storytelling.  They have Santa in school too.
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: MH on October 21, 2020, 01:27:55 pm
For that matter

They should teach from other holy books.  Surely there's some fun kid's tale in the Koran... I dunno... like somebody's hand got cut off for stealing or something...
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: waldo on October 21, 2020, 01:32:57 pm
Surely there's some fun kid's tale in the Koran... I dunno... like somebody's hand got cut off for stealing or something...

wait waldo, check first! Nope... no sarcasm tag. So, sure, sure... and Muhammad cartoons too, right? Yeesh!
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: Montgomery on October 21, 2020, 01:55:00 pm
How so ?  Conservatism is about old timey values, which should include pluralism.

Also pragmatism.

But mostly - supporting the wealthy.

That was just one part of it, as I read it.  I think it's cool to teach the bible as storytelling.  They have Santa in school too.

What is conservatism other than greed and irresponsibility by government? If all religious superstitious beliefs are laid aside then is there still a conservative agenda?

Referring to you answer on old-timey values, what are some of those values? Can any of them be considered the property of conservatives, more than the property of liberals?

You make a valid point on Santa being in schools. But you didn't consider that Santa is religious superstition too. It's just that Santa is less harmful because of the belief not continuing to be reinforced in children's minds when the child is of an age to question it. As opposed to religion being reinforced as something real to children over the age of say 8 or 9.
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: the_squid on October 21, 2020, 02:27:53 pm
One of their advisors, a staffer of Kenney’s, referred to teaching of First Nations history in schools as a “fad”. 

This has to be the stupidest, most regressive curriculum advice that I’ve ever seen...   Grade 2s should remember a list of important events? 

Not to mention trying to sneak Christianity/creationism into the schools under the guise of “poetry”?  WTF is that?

But, maybe the people of Alberta are actually in favour of these things....
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: Montgomery on October 21, 2020, 02:54:03 pm
One of their advisors, a staffer of Kenney’s, referred to teaching of First Nations history in schools as a “fad”. 

This has to be the stupidest, most regressive curriculum advice that I’ve ever seen...   Grade 2s should remember a list of important events? 

Not to mention trying to sneak Christianity/creationism into the schools under the guise of “poetry”?  WTF is that?

But, maybe the people of Alberta are actually in favour of these things....

Well there's no denying that Alberta leans conservative, and there's no denying that it's conservatives who want to promote creationism back into schools. They might just as well own it if they think it's a winning strategy.

Does any conservative value still exist that isn't tied to or dependent on religious superstitious beliefs?

It very well could be that the US is now experiencing the last ditch attempt to uphold conservatism, even though it's completely perverted in nature.

Maybe the last great hurrah will be a promise to cut taxes, when taxes aren't due to be cut?
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: MH on October 21, 2020, 02:57:55 pm
wait waldo, check first! Nope... no sarcasm tag. So, sure, sure... and Muhammad cartoons too, right? Yeesh!

I have never heard of a 'sarcasm tag'
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: wilber on October 21, 2020, 03:13:21 pm
There are some core things that everyone should be taught early but there are some pretty strange choices here. The Lord's Prayer was an institution that started the school day when I was little. It disappeared for reasons that are even more relevant in today's Canada.
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: MH on October 21, 2020, 07:39:36 pm
I read it again, this is a grab bag of weird suggestions. 
 
I didn't see who these people were - anybody know ?

"They also say first graders should learn Bible verses about creation as poetry and fourth graders should learn that most non-white Albertans are Christians."

If you want Biblical poetry there are better picks than Genesis.
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: Bubbermiley on October 21, 2020, 09:23:06 pm
I have never heard of a 'sarcasm tag'
I'm sure you haven't.  /s
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: JMT on October 24, 2020, 10:13:01 am
But, maybe the people of Alberta are actually in favour of these things....

At this point, would it really surprise you?
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: the_squid on October 25, 2020, 12:56:03 am
At this point, would it really surprise you?

Yeah....   i always try and think the best of people....   but it seems like Alberta is getting more regressive. 
Title: Re: Alberta Continues Down the Road of Bullshit
Post by: eyeball on October 25, 2020, 11:15:45 am
Yeah....   i always try and think the best of people....   but it seems like Alberta is getting more regressive.
It's Alberta's conservatives feeling cornered and desperate.

While this seems to be easily containable in Canada it's a trend amongst conservatives that also makes for more dangerous times in other countries.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: the_squid on November 26, 2020, 01:05:34 pm
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-covid-19-response-tension-recordings-1.5814877?

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The level of political direction — and, at times, interference — in Alberta's pandemic response is revealed in 20 audio recordings of the daily planning meetings of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) obtained by CBC News, as well as in meeting minutes and interviews with staff directly involved in pandemic planning.

Taken together, they reveal how Premier Jason Kenney, Shandro and other cabinet ministers often micromanaged the actions of already overwhelmed civil servants; sometimes overruled their expert advice; and pushed an early relaunch strategy that seemed more focused on the economy and avoiding the appearance of curtailing Albertans' freedoms than enforcing compliance to safeguard public health.

Seems Alberta government’s strategy is to just let the virus play out and see what happens, against the advice of their health experts.

Recording this was a great idea....   not only to let the public know what’s really happening, but to protect the experts from being thrown under the bus by Kenney.

Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: the_squid on November 26, 2020, 08:47:54 pm
Lethbridge MP seems to think that the virus isn’t so bad as it only kills the elderly and weak.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/covid-lethbridge-mp-rachael-harder-deaths-1.5815973

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Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder's sharing of an article on Facebook that says only 10 "otherwise healthy" people have died of COVID-19 in Alberta has triggered angry responses from people who say she is showing a lack of compassion and empathy for all who have died of the disease.

The article highlights that all of the rest who died of COVID-19 in the province had pre-existing medical conditions.

"I think the big message that it sends is that this member of Parliament really has very little respect for human life," said Dr. Raj Bhardwaj, an urgent care physician in Calgary.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: wilber on November 26, 2020, 09:56:07 pm
Maybe she's a real blond.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: eyeball on November 26, 2020, 11:36:43 pm
Maybe she's a real blond.
Maybe its Shady.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Montgomery on November 27, 2020, 11:53:33 am
Maybe all there is in some people's bag of tricks is just more spam?

This forum is seriously lacking in people who are interested in carrying on an intelligent conversation.

Just keep it off of my threads because it's time to do some housecleaning.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: the_squid on November 27, 2020, 12:26:05 pm
Maybe all there is in some people's bag of tricks is just more spam?

This forum is seriously lacking in people who are interested in carrying on an intelligent conversation.

Just keep it off of my threads because it's time to do some housecleaning.

Your shtick is really stale.  Dumb fuckin’ troll.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: wilber on November 27, 2020, 12:40:30 pm
Maybe all there is in some people's bag of tricks is just more spam?

This forum is seriously lacking in people who are interested in carrying on an intelligent conversation.

Just keep it off of my threads because it's time to do some housecleaning.
You didn’t start this thread, dumb ass.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Montgomery on November 27, 2020, 12:42:48 pm
You didn’t start this thread, dumb ass.

Did I suggest I did?
I see you're not ready to be treated as anything but a spammer yet.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: wilber on November 27, 2020, 01:20:22 pm
Did I suggest I did?
I see you're not ready to be treated as anything but a spammer yet.

Then don't lecture people about what they post on others threads as if they are your own.

I see you are not ready to be treated as anything but a pompous dumb ass yet.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Montgomery on November 27, 2020, 01:45:12 pm
Then don't lecture people about what they post on others threads as if they are your own.

I see you are not ready to be treated as anything but a pompous dumb ass yet.

I'm good with your feelings that I'm pompous. You may be accepted back when you get over those hurt feelings. For now you're just another of the spammers and will be treated accordingly.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: wilber on November 27, 2020, 01:48:22 pm
I'm good with your feelings that I'm pompous. You may be accepted back when you get over those hurt feelings. For now you're just another of the spammers and will be treated accordingly.

What on earth makes you think you could hurt my feelings?
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Omni on November 27, 2020, 01:53:01 pm
What on earth makes you think you could hurt my feelings?

And I wonder what makes him think he has any control over your acceptance here? Oh yeah forgot, that "pompous ass" thingy. ;)
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: JMT on November 28, 2020, 08:12:56 am
Cool it.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: the_squid on November 28, 2020, 09:26:22 pm
Cool it.

What's that....?  Is that a Mod I hear???
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: JMT on November 29, 2020, 01:23:50 pm
Thread creator...so this is my responsibility. I didn't delete any of, because it's entertaining.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Montgomery on November 29, 2020, 01:37:55 pm
Thread creator...so this is my responsibility. I didn't delete any of, because it's entertaining.

I agree! In this case a warning will suffice.
Hopefully that will work for everybody. I'm beginning to think that you've found a very good solution to the problem that arises on all forums eventually. It's working well as long as nobody tries to abuse the system.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: JMT on November 29, 2020, 02:33:11 pm
I agree! In this case a warning will suffice.
Hopefully that will work for everybody. I'm beginning to think that you've found a very good solution to the problem that arises on all forums eventually. It's working well as long as nobody tries to abuse the system.

Maybe - but I'll just say to you that generally, quality is far more valuable than quantity. Keep that in mind when posting.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Montgomery on November 29, 2020, 02:43:02 pm
Maybe - but I'll just say to you that generally, quality is far more valuable than quantity. Keep that in mind when posting.

I agree and I'll stand my post quality up against anybody else. Can you suggest somebody is doing better?

I'll suggest that Gorgeous is doing well, waldo does well with content although somewhat abrasive at times. and you're dong quite well most of the time. Kimmy too but I find the racism repugnant and that ruins if for me.

Some others too but it's easier to just mention the obvious offenders.

It's your forum for you to do with it what you like. As long as my efforts to make it a better place aren't unduly hampered, I'll be here for you.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: wilber on November 29, 2020, 02:44:23 pm
Thread creator...so this is my responsibility. I didn't delete any of, because it's entertaining.

So glad we can brighten your day. ;D
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Omni on November 29, 2020, 03:03:23 pm
I agree and I'll stand my post quality up against anybody else. Can you suggest somebody is doing better?

I'll suggest that Gorgeous is doing well, waldo does well with content although somewhat abrasive at times. and you're dong quite well most of the time. Kimmy too but I find the racism repugnant and that ruins if for me.

Some others too but it's easier to just mention the obvious offenders.

It's your forum for you to do with it what you like. As long as my efforts to make it a better place aren't unduly hampered, I'll be here for you.

Doing better? Most.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Black Dog on January 27, 2021, 03:47:24 pm
Alberta leaving more than $675M in COVID aid unspent
 (https://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/alberta-leaving-more-than-675-million-in-emergency-funds-unspent-report)

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The Tuesday report tracked whether the federal or provincial government picked up the tab for COVID-19 measures in 2020, showing there is more than $675 million in federal money still on the table for essential worker wage top-ups, job training in hard-hit sectors, rapid housing initiatives, long-term care supports, and help for early childhood educators.

If it ain't helping the rich get richer or it makes JT look good, Kenney ain't having it.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: eyeball on January 27, 2021, 03:57:33 pm
Alberta leaving more than $675M in COVID aid unspent
 (https://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/alberta-leaving-more-than-675-million-in-emergency-funds-unspent-report)

If it ain't helping the rich get richer or it makes JT look good, Kenney ain't having it.
Treat Alberta like an anti-vaxxer then and get that money into hands that can use it.  I'd suggest Ottawa spend it, tout suite, on the vaccine production facility it should have ordered full steam ahead on yesterday.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Black Dog on January 27, 2021, 04:02:47 pm
Treat Alberta like an anti-vaxxer then and get that money into hands that can use it.  I'd suggest Ottawa spend it, tout suite, on the vaccine production facility it should have ordered full steam ahead on yesterday.

Or just bypass the provincial government and send every Alberta taxpayer a cheque with Trudeau's smiling face on it.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: kimmy on January 28, 2021, 12:36:50 am
I think Jason Kenney has established a new standard for "rock bottom" as far as competency goes. I don't know if there's a single thing he has done right as Premier.

 -k
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: cybercoma on January 28, 2021, 07:36:33 am
I think Jason Kenney has established a new standard for "rock bottom" as far as competency goes. I don't know if there's a single thing he has done right as Premier.

 -k
Is there a single thing he did right as an MP or federal cabinet minister either? The guy is a dipshit, looking to line his pockets through his positions of power.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Black Dog on January 28, 2021, 02:43:03 pm
Is there a single thing he did right as an MP or federal cabinet minister either? The guy is a dipshit, looking to line his pockets through his positions of power.

What do you mean, he helped develop the equalization formula he now rabidly opposes.  ;)

The thing I find fascinating about Kenney is, like Harper, he has no charm or charisma, but unlike his old boss, he doesn't possess even a veneer of competence. How this bumblefuck became one of the most successful politicians of our time is both an indictment of Alberta voters and the bench strength of the Tories.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Black Dog on February 23, 2021, 11:21:58 am
After criticism, Premier Jason Kenney condemns racist elements at Edmonton torch rally (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-rally-anti-mask-torch-1.5923797?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar)

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After two days of silence and criticism from other political leaders, Premier Jason Kenney on Monday condemned the racist elements and symbolism of a weekend torch rally at the Alberta legislature.

In a written statement sent at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Kenney acknowledged the source of the torch imagery used in posters promoting the event, and the affiliations of some people involved.

"I understand that publicity for this event incorporated an image apparently taken from the notorious 2017 Charlottesville torch rally, which was an explicitly white supremacist event," Kenney said in a statement issued through his press secretary.

"Prominent racists promoted Saturday's protest at the legislature, and individuals attended the event from known hate groups like the 'Soldiers of Odin' and 'Urban Infidels.' I condemn these voices of bigotry in the strongest possible terms."

In August he went on a rant on twitter right after some activists in Montreal toppled a statue of JAM but it took him two days to issue a statement on this.
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Black Dog on March 17, 2021, 02:30:26 pm
Put this headline in a museum so scientists can study it in the future.

Alberta energy minister defends war room's Bigfoot Family campaign (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-energy-minister-defends-war-room-s-bigfoot-family-campaign-1.5952291)
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: the_squid on March 23, 2021, 11:53:51 am

Alberta passes a bill that will make rodeo the Province’s official sport.   LOL

Animal cruelty is a great sport...  What’s next?  tossing cats by their tails will be officially sanctioned in the province?

They passed this bill first instead of passing an anti-racism motion.

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/anti-racist-motion-stalled-by-rodeo-discussion-in-alberta-legislature
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: kimmy on March 28, 2021, 09:08:07 pm
So I hear that the Lethbridge Police Department is basically a more corrupt version of Hazzard County PD.

 -k
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Black Dog on March 29, 2021, 02:06:26 pm
So I hear that the Lethbridge Police Department is basically a more corrupt version of Hazzard County PD.

 -k

Less competent too!
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Black Dog on April 01, 2021, 02:32:29 pm
Alberta's new K-6 curriculum is getting panned (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/proposed-alberta-curriculum-baffles-parents-sparks-protests-1.5970643) for its focus on religion and U.S. history among other things. Some of it seems to have been cribbed from a company in Virginia (https://twitter.com/distant_sarah/status/1377297285164371969?s=20) while other pieces have been lifted from Wikipedia. (https://pressprogress.ca/jason-kenneys-new-education-curriculum-appears-to-have-copy-pasted-lines-from-wikipedia/) Oh and one oof its lessons includes teaching kids about big band music through the music of Mart Kenney, (https://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/albertas-draft-k-6-curriculum-includes-song-by-premier-jason-kenneys-grandfather) who happens to be Jason's grandfather and who no one else has heard of.

If you need further evidence that this is really f**ked up, it's been endorsed by the stupidest man alive (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ex5mlwfVEAEMLzv?format=jpg&name=medium).

As someone who is likely to be stuck in this craphole province for the forseeable future and has kid who is three years away from entering the school system, this really pisses me off.


Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: the_squid on April 22, 2021, 11:01:34 am
The UCP knives are out for Kenney for taking away Albertan’s free-dumbs...

https://calgaryherald.com/news/braid-an-ominous-growl-from-the-grassroots-demanding-kenneys-resignation/wcm/a2e2e806-d13d-43d5-a2b2-68f70e89386c/amp/
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Black Dog on April 22, 2021, 12:10:06 pm
The UCP knives are out for Kenney for taking away Albertan’s free-dumbs...

https://calgaryherald.com/news/braid-an-ominous-growl-from-the-grassroots-demanding-kenneys-resignation/wcm/a2e2e806-d13d-43d5-a2b2-68f70e89386c/amp/

(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/66064291.jpg)
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: the_squid on May 09, 2021, 05:35:03 pm
I would second Black Dog’s sentiment about the infighting in the Alberta government if it was on a less serious subject than COVID. 

But when the clowns in the UCP oppose their own government, it slows the response and more people get sick and die.  And these people aren’t all the libertarian jackasses unfortunately.  Seeing them suffer and die after they naysay vaccines and efforts to minimize COVID would be great....   but most of them probably are actually careful about it while spouting their nonsense. 

Like this Alberta MLA who even refuses to say whether he’s been vaccinated. 

https://youtu.be/XmjoJMpb6D8

Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: the_squid on June 07, 2021, 02:43:26 pm
Hey Alberta….   You’re not a victim.

(https://i.cbc.ca/1.6012755.1620140531!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_780/jason-kenney.jpg)
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: the_squid on June 07, 2021, 09:42:48 pm
Kenney apologizes for not following health restrictions…. After he denied he did anything wrong for several days. 

Sincere?  Oh sure…. Apologies always seem sincere after denying them for days first. 

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/mla-resigns-as-ucp-calgary-caucus-chair-calls-on-leadership-to-avoid-the-hypocrisy-1.5459716

One MLA resigned his position.  He has been criticized by other government Cabinet Ministers.

Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: the_squid on June 10, 2021, 10:11:07 am
(https://smartcdn-prod-postmedia-digital.cdn.ampproject.org/i/s/smartcdn.prod.postmedia.digital/edmontonjournal/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/84570566-vyrbrx3863-w.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=400)
Title: Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
Post by: Black Dog on June 10, 2021, 12:49:58 pm
wow (https://twitter.com/andrew_leach/status/1402798498857111560).

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, as well as several of his key senior ministers and inner circle advisors have been having repeated secret, illegal dinners during their government’s lockdown, the Western Standard has learned.

Sources – one minister, two MLAs and several senior staffers, including one in the Premier’s Office – say the booze-fueled covert dinners have been happening since January.

Request for comment from the Premier’s Office was not returned as of publishing.

All of the sources who spoke to the Western Standard on condition of anonymity say the Kenney dinners have often taken place at Bottega 104, an Italian restaurant approximately 10 minutes walk from the Alberta Legislature.

A manager at Bottega 104 denied that any illegal government dinners took place there, but several MLAs say that it was the most common place for the dinners to be held. One source in the Premier’s Office said Kenney’s government SUV was regularly parked in front of Bottega 104 during the evening.