Alberta Votes Day 15: Paging Stockwell Smith
Like Stephen Harper in 2006, Danielle Smith now has 5 priorities, highlighted by an Accountability Act.
However, in proposing citizen-initiated referendum, Smith evoked memories of an equally photogenic Albertan leading an upstart party. Remember this?
Smith's referendum idea has a higher threshold than Stockwell's, but is equally wreckless. After all, she has left the door open for a referendum on issues such as abortion funding:
CALGARY - Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith left open the possibility Friday that the issue of abortion funding could come forward through a citizen-initiated vote.
Smith, who has previously expressed support for the idea of delisting abortion as a provincially funded procedure, dodged questions about whether she still holds that view.
Anyone who takes cues from Stockwell Day deserves to be ridiculed for it. I therefore urge everyone to sign this online petition, urging Danielle Smith to change her name to "Stockwell Smith", so that she can properly honour her mentor.