Tyler Shandro back in the day when he was Alberta’s minister of health (Photo: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr).

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – By any reasonable standard, Tyler Shandro was an appalling minister of the Crown. 

Calgary-Acadia’s new MLA, Registered Nurse Diana Batten (Photo: Alberta NDP).

It’s hard to think of any file he handled well, although it’s fair to say that it was during his tenure as minister of health from 2019 to 2021 in Jason Kenney’s cabinet that the man was at his most spectacularly catastrophic. 

Whether it was Mr. Kenney’s idea or Mr. Shandro’s to tear up the contact with Alberta’s physicians at the start of a global pandemic, it was a disaster. 

Whether he came up with the idea on his own or with someone else to go down the street and yell at his neighbour to berate him for re-posting a social media meme he didn’t like, it ended up with Mr. Shandro appearing before a Law Society of Alberta tribunal and the United Conservative Government looking both belligerent and incompetent – certainly a contributing factor to the UCP’s recent close call at the polls. 

Later, as minister of justice after an unimpressive but less controversial six-month spell as minister of labour, Mr. Shandro seemed to be mainly used by Mr. Kenney’s successor, Premier Danielle Smith, to make dumb announcements about what her government was going to do to defend Albertans’ God-given right to own assault weapons. 

As I wrote in this space on Jan. 25 this year, “whether or not the Law Society of Alberta hearing that started yesterday into Justice Minister Tyler Shandro’s conduct back when he was health minister … results in any professional sanctions, it’s hard to believe his reputation will survive unscathed.”

Whatever the Law Society decided to do about Mr. Shandro’s antics, I wrote, “the conclusions of many ordinary Albertans are bound to be that the man under the microscope appears to be a nut with an anger-management problem.”

“So if he has moments of clarity, Mr. Shandro should really think seriously about not running for re-election in his Calgary-Acadia riding,” I concluded.

In the event, he pressed on regardless. 

So it was, I admit, satisfying to learn today while sitting here on a chill and rainy island in the Atlantic, that Mr. Shandro should indeed have taken my advice. 

On election night, May 29, it appeared Mr. Shandro had lost in his Calgary-Acadia riding to a health care worker, Registered Nurse Diana Batten, by seven votes. A recount has now confirmed that result and raised the tally in Ms. Batten’s favour to 25

That is a very close result for an MLA and minister as egregiously bad as Mr. Shandro proved to be – close enough, it might be suggested, to embarrass the good voters of Calgary-Acadia. Nevertheless, there is a certain undeniable schadenfreude to Mr. Shandro’s electoral fate. 

Call it a case of Consequence Culture striking again. 

Certain kinds of behaviour have consequences and, now and again, even in Alberta where all too often there seem to be no consequences at all for Conservatives who step over the line, politicians like Mr. Shandro must face some. 

His political career, it would seem, has been cancelled by the consequences his own actions. 

I suppose we ought not to be too bold in this prediction. Premier Smith, for example, came back from multiple egregious political errors of her own to win another chance to torment the people of Alberta. The same could happen with Mr. Shandro, as well. 

Still, for the moment let us enjoy the spectacle of the man hoist with his own petard, as it were.

Meanwhile, Mr. Shandro’s Law Society hearing, which ran out of time in January to hear all the things people had to say about him, is set to resume on June 12. 

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  1. Tyler Shandro will have a future position being kept warm for him on the Council of Calgary Losers that Smith will no doubt convene to tell her what she wants to hear about constituents’ concerns in those Calgary ridings that were so obtuse as to elect an NDP MLA, rather than the UCP MLA they were supposed to have elected.

  2. As a retired health care professional, there was no one else I wanted to see go down to defeat more than former health minister Shandro.
    Being defeated by an RN after all the grief he caused is sweet.

  3. Hi DJC,
    I think that it is fair to mention that the Ethics Commissioner seemed to conclude that Tyler Shandro did not bow to pressure on the part of Danielle Smith, and that Shandro’s actions were appropriate during the Pawlowski situation. So, in that regard, Mr. Shandro’s ethics are somewhat restored.

    1. The guy wouldn’t have the sense of honesty to implicate himself so he threw Dani just a little deeper under the bus

  4. It was drawn out, but the right conclusion seems to have been finally reached here. Setting aside partisanship if that is possible now, Shandro had a number of controversies and missteps as a MLA and cabinet minister and really deserved to be replaced.

    It was a bit of a surprise Smith kept him in cabinet, but perhaps as someone with many controversies herself, she was sympathetic. In any event, the voters have done what Smith would not do with Shandro.

    We shouldn’t have to rely on riding voters to improve ministerial quality, but I suppose in this case it is better than nothing. Shandro should have gracefully retired when he had a chance, but that would have required better judgement than he was known for. In his defense, the result was very close. If a few people stayed at home or voted differently, he might be continuing as a cabinet minister.

  5. This was definitely a close call in that particular riding. People with brains know how much damage these pretend conservatives and Reformers can do if they are given the chance. Unfortunately, not everyone was smart enough like those in Edmonton were, during this last provincial election. It certainly won’t get better with the UCP in charge. More pricey shenanigans, that will cost us billions of dollars, more money lost from bad corporate tax rates, and the worst oil royalty rates, more costly utilities and insurance, more people strugglingto get by, harming the public healthcare and public education systems, so they can be privatized, and no concerns for the environment. Danielle Smith has been compared to Ralph Klein, and she even admires him. This hasn’t helped Alberta. We never saw this foolishness under Peter Lougheed.

  6. It’s hard to think of any former cabinet minister more universally reviled than Tyler Shandro — other than Edmonton’s Kaycee Madu, of course.

    Please tell me that Shandro has no further recourse in this matter. His past shamelessness seems to point in the direction of exhausting every appeal possible. As much as the people of Calgary-Acadia want him to go away, something tells me he will not go away mad or otherwise. Will he be appointed to the premier’s parallel government/council of losers for Calgary? There must be some plum position that would suit his unique skills…Lord High Executioner?

  7. I think that given Mr. Shandro’s history as a minister, it is hard to imagine him winning another UCP nomination; there are plenty of competent people with no history that want the job. The only way I could see Tyler Shandro winning another nomination would be if Danielle Smith is so spectacularly bad that the UCP has difficulty attracting quality candidates in a winnable riding.

  8. Ah, scenic PEI. The Garden of the Gulf. Moved there in ‘81 and it was a shock. Anger over seatbelt laws (what happens if we drive off the pier? Umm, maybe don’t.) Winter warnings on the radio to not climb snowbanks and touch power lines. Only one decent bar in town aka “The Hidden Husband”. Lots of folks named Gallant and Outhouse. But summers were glorious. And look at it now! Enjoy.

    1. LL: It’s a lovely place, but much more of a tourist trap than it was when I last visited here 36 years ago. Milton Acorn is still dead, unfortunately. Still lots of folks named Gallant. DJC

      1. Yes, I had forgotten seeing him trundling down the road like some ummm poet. Those were the days. Raise you one Al Purdy.

      2. One of whom — Lennie Gallant — put on a very entertaining set at the Trailside Music Hall in Kent Street, which was one of the Fun Night choices available to attendees at the Convention.

  9. “By any reasonable standard, Tyler Shandro was an appalling minister of the Crown….”

    And yet, he was considered one of the moderates. Go figure….

  10. This loss brings the question of Smith’s cabinet selections to greater prominence. Shandro, say what you will about him, at least had a law degree, and knew enough to tell Smith she couldn’t do what she wanted with regard to ongoing prosecutions last Fall. But it seems that the present body of UCP MLAs is deficient in individuals at even Shandro’s level of competence.
    Rachel Notley managed to put together a reasonably effective cabinet out of a collection of newbies. But most of what Smith has to work with appear to have been elected on the basis of ideology rather than any evidence of ability. The next lineup of ministers should be, ah, interesting to behold.
    I guess that we can bank on Todd Loewen being appointed Minister of the Environment, though. ATV owners everywhere are relying upon this.

  11. He certainly earned his loss, but it sounds like he did do one good thing in telling Smith to back off on the Pawlowski criminal case, and in testifying to the Ethics Commissioner about it. To be sure, a cynical interpretation might be that he was gambling Smith would not last as premier and he might replace her.
    It is annoying that after wanting him gone for four years, now I kind of wish he was still around to make problems for Smith. Oh well, maybe some other UCPers will do it, and the more the better.
    And it is good to see more NDP MLAs in Calgary; may they flourish.

  12. While the Shandro ousting may be a great outcome let’s not lose sight of the fact that roughly 48.5% of Calgary-Arcadia still saw fit to vote for the cretin. Almost half the riding! Not to mention the other ridings that elected/reelected Danielle Smith, Todd Loewen, Devin Dreeshen, Adriana LaGrange, Jason Nixon and let’s not forget the poop cookie lady. Too many others to mention. No shortage of mentally deficient voters in this province

  13. Shabby Shandy might end up on the UCP losers consulting council for Calgary, because if it good for Edmonton then…?.
    Less public profile and same size government trough, in the loop, able to pursue private enterprise with government insider information and virtually no supervision .
    But the shame … oh ya …. UCP is immune to shame. It reminds me of the Harper promotion to private service when also a paid UCP consultant. It’s how they roll.
    I will share the tiny bit of sweetness at his leaving tho and double it with Madus’ departure, tho Madus’ future as above has already been announced.

  14. I have lived in the same house since 1972. During that time I have been represented by such “luminaries” as:
    Federally: Bobbie Sparrow, Preston Manning and Stephen Harper;
    Provincially: Dianne Mirosh, Paul Hinman and Tyler Shandro.
    As they say in the UK: If the Devil cast his net.

    How great to be represented by a real nurse rather than an angry lawyer.

  15. 25 votes! That’s enough for me! The Shandro dynasty can kiss my NDP ass_ociation! When every one of the UC P’d it all away incompetent replacements is done and dusted? We will be here behind a brave and dogged leader to thank her for staying on to build but not give up! I have just enough in the old tip jar for Rachel and her merry band! A round for her and them then! Oh, and a true aim on Devin Dreesshen! For him then, and a reminder we won’t stop. https://youtu.be/qSY0FhLsPOE?t=1

    1. Don’t worry about the chugging POGO, lol, Gerald Soroka is on it, with one of the 900 petitions, and going on about the excise tax on alcohol; he brought it up twice.
      And Garnet Genius was serving his constituents by feeding lettuce to dragons during the emergency debate about wildfires today. I guess after the busy day he had yesterday what with 5 petitions (that I saw) ; most notably ” the one that’s been in my desk for awhile, but it calls on the government of Canada to end all Covid 19 mandates*. So I’m pleased to table that as well. ”

      * wait, what ?????

      So I persevered through a couple of hrs of cpac, and ‘have no fear Alberta’
      you have MPs hard at work for you. (T.F.I.C) , with some notable exceptions: Heather McPherson especially, I found quite refreshing, and IMHO if anyone was looking for a potential candidate for the future, she would be my choice. ☆☆☆☆

      DJC , so the hallowed halls of Confederation ?? Did you happen to hear any ghosts groaning in despair? or were you indulging in journalistic reciprocation down in Cavendish…..the spuds aren’t bad either.!! Hope you’re enjoying the change of scenery.

  16. I doubt there is another province in Canada that would be dumb enough to let fools like these get away with treating their constituents like morons, yet Albertans have once again proven how stupid they are. Shandro should have lost by thousands of votes. It isn’t surprising why people in other provinces and American oilmen working in Alberta call us the dumbest people on the planet because we certainly are.

    1. Though it pains me to say it, I must remind you that BC gave Bill Vander Zalm a strong majority in 1986. So AB hasn’t cornered the market on bad electoral choices.

      1. One day my darling and I were lunching at a restaurant when premier Bill Vander Zalm and his entourage, a cabinet minister and two others, were seated at a table near ours. We were the only customers in the whole place.

        My squeeze leans toward me, “Look at that! That’s Bill Vander Zalm! I’m gonna go tell him exactly what I think of him!”

        “Calm yourself, Grasshopper, it’ll be more interesting simply to listen in.” And so we did.

        The waitress brought menus to the silent table and they started to peruse the fare. In about five seconds Vander Zalm loudly snaps his menu shut, gave his lunch order before berating the other three for being so slow.

        “See how fast I made up my mind! You guys should be more like that—just one look and, boom!—decision made. That’s how you do it!”

        Two of the men quickly blurted out they’d have what the premier’s having, but the minister just stared at Vander Zalm, the most withering look imaginable, and waved the waitress off so’s to think about his order as slowly as he wanted. Vander Zalm didn’t seem to notice.

        Fortunately we were nearly done our dinner because the sound of Vander Zalm boasting away while the other three sat in stony silence was becoming rather sickening—so we up and left. My darling was stunned to speechlessness. “Ughhhh!”she muttered.

        The Zalmer was a bad premier, got into trouble and fired by his caucus in 1991, and was replaced by a sacrificial premier — Canada’s first woman premier—who led the province for the short time left for very last Socred term in Canadian history. During the following prosperity of the “NDP 90s” the Dutchman living in the Fantasy Castle was mostly forgotten.

        Vander Zalm did do one salutary thing as premier: he reminded Brian Mulroney —who was busy decommissioning railways across the country— about the terms of the Esquimalt-Nanaimo Railway which was a integral to BC’s 1871 confederation (Liberal-Conservative PM John A Macdonald induced BC to join Canada instead of the USA by promising a free railroad to the rest of Canada, thousands of miles away, the completion of which entailed an contractual extra: 15 miles of easy track-laying from the contracted Pacific-tidewater at Port Moody to the proposed terminus at Granville, now Vancouver, at the other end of Burrard Inlet—in return for which almost the whole east side of Vancouver Island was granted to CPRail—the E&N Land Grant). The Progressive Conservative PM planned to likewise decommission the E&N Railway, but the Zalm simply asked Mulroney what part of the contract’s stipulation that a railway be run “in perpetuity” didn’t he understand. The PM backed off.

        But the Zalm’s posterity doesn’t have to rely on that, alone. Two decades out of the political limelight, he returned to sponsor a Citizens’ Initiative to get rid of of BC Liberal premier Gordon Campbell’s Harmonized Sales Tax —and bookend one of the most bizarre episodes in BC’s political history.

        Campaigning in BC’s 2009 general election, Campbell promised not to impose an HST but, after winning the election, he turned around and did just that, provoking outrage that remarkably crossed party lines in then-hyperpartisan BC. It soon became evident that Conservative PM Stephen Harper and Campbell had planned to harmonize the federal and provincial sales taxes well before the BC election, and that Campbell had therefore willfully lied to voters about not imposing the HST. BC citizens of all partisan stripes were pissed off.

        Strangely, the Citizens’ Initiative legislation by which Vander Zalm challenged the HST was proposed by the Social Credit government he once led. It promised to ask voters in a referendum included on the next a general election-ballot if they wanted CI or not. The idea was to make nice with voters after Vander Zalm’s controversial leadership, to offer them a cookie that surveys showed was very popular, and, hopefully, to save the Socreds from defeat in the approaching election. It would allow for citizen-initiated petitions, recall of MLAs, ballot propositions and, if accepted by voters, bound the government to strike an all-party committee to draft legislation.

        Voters were happy to approve of CI, but not enough to re-elect the veteran Socred party that had governed BC for all but three years since 1952. Former Vancouver Mayor Mike Harcourt led the NDP to victory while the Social Credit party was so badly thrashed I t never recovered. We really have Bill to thanks for that.

        BC was fortunate to have an NDP government for the 1990s. Unfortunately, the resurrected Liberal Party which formed the Opposition was usurped by another former Vancouver mayor, Gordon Campbell who, after smearing both its leader, Gordon Wilson (who later joined the NDP cabinet), and NDP Premier Glen Clark out of his way, inaugurated 16 years of corrupt governance by, first, reducing the NDP to two seats in the 2001 election. Even though these two seats formed the Loyal Opposition, Campbell was empowered to disallow them official party status, at the time requiring a minimum of four seats. (Shortly after the 2017 election the NDP Opposition and three Green MLAs agreed to topple the BC Liberal minority, reducing the minimum to three seats being one of the conditions of their alliance.) Campbell erected many other barriers to holding his government to account—eliminating fall sittings of the assembly, turning the public affairs bureau into a giant partisan propaganda machine, frustrating Freedom of Info Requests among a host of other stealthy tactics. But Campbell’s leadership was considerably shortened after Vander Zalm initiated the Anti-HST Petition.

        The HST lie forced Campbell’s popularity to the lowest level Gallup ever polled—tied with disgraced US president Richard Nixon at 9%. Vander Zalm struck a very hot iron by initiating the Anti-HST Petition, enabled by the very Act which, ironically, was unsuccessfully proposed as a Socred sop asking voters’ forgiveness for his “Fantasy Government” way back in ‘91.

        Although embroiled in yet another scandal, Campbell wasn’t the least bit cowed by the Petition initiative: hubris accumulated during two terms of serious legal challenges and controversies—the BCRail-Sale corruption trial, the racist BC Treaty Referendum, Campbell’s DUI conviction among many other perfidies before his HST lie—probably made Campbell feel invincible. He seemed confident that he could profitably smear the kooky former premier and interfere with the CI process, but neither was successful.

        The Zalm’s anti-HST stand seemed to absolve his reputed controversies as entrepreneur, mayor of Surrey, MLA, and leader of a variety of right-wing parties, post-Socred. Indeed, his cosponsor was well-known leftist and NDP strategist Bill Tieleman. But it was the Zalmer who rode upon his shield as a hero, as unlikely an irony as one expects to see in a lifetime, especially in a province that was, at the time, still in the grip of polarized partisan enmity. He seemed the most unlikely unifier of chronically doctrinaire left and right.

        Campbell tried to interfere by firing the longtime Chief Electoral Officer who oversees CI references and substituting his own, handpicked “Acting” Chief so’s to skirt the usual all-party appointment process and, more blatantly, the obvious conflict of interest in that the Acting Chief was a BC Liberal hack. The Acting Chief refused to release the results of the Anti-HST Petition and only complied under court-order. The threshold of 10% of voters who voted in the previous general election in each and every BC riding was then revealed as easily met. CI legislation then requires political action, some kind of address of citizen’s quantified disapproval of the HST. It could be repeal, revision, or even a redo, but it could also be a referendum, the politicians’ easy-out, which Campbell took—still with his handpicked “Acting” official.

        Campbell probably calculated that there was still a chance—given a strenuously argued referendum campaign—that the tax could win favour but, if it wasn’t—as seemed more likely—, that polling numbers (his own now tanked to single-digits) could recover under the rubric that he had listened to and obeyed the people’s will. But given he’d dragged the party’s popularity down with his own, he never got the chance: he was fired by his own cabinet and resigned in disgrace before the HST Referendum was held.

        (Both the HST “Yes-” and “No-side” campaigns were publicly funded, giving the Yes-side more exposure than its popularity warranted. “Yes” was vigorously argued and not, I must say, without level, compelling reasoning, but as the caretaker premier, Christy Clark, seemed to worry about, the Referendum was just as likely to register public opinion about the BC Liberal government in general as it was about the tax itself, even despite Campbell’s ouster. Certainly voters could not help thinking of the BC Rail corruption trial, Campbell’s DUI, and many other things while marking their ballots. Christy was also struggling to get a seat in the Assembly and an election loomed two years away. Indeed, the tax was rejected by voters and, unsurprisingly, Christy quickly moved on rather than attempt to reintroduce it—or ever breathe a word about it again.

        However, I always felt the margin of rejection was suspiciously smaller than many opinion polls estimated hitherto. The BC Liberals were certainly motivated to look better-approved, but they also had the opportunity to do that by way of the “Acting” Chief Electoral Officer who oversaw counting and compiling of the Referendum mail-in ballots. As soon as his report was filed, he was replaced by a real Chief appointed by an all-party committee—and then he was rewarded the appointment of parliamentary clerk. In 2022, this same Craig James exhausted his BC Supreme Court appeal of his conviction for breach of public trust while in that office. Bit if it was true that the HST-Referendum results were adjusted to make the BC Liberals look better, and that in turn contributed to Christy Clark leading the party to victory in 2013–even in the slightest—then massaging of the Referendum results was the graver sin against the welfare of the province: the 2013 mandate she won for herself added at least one quarter of BC’s accumulated debt while turning a blind eye to rampant money-laundering through provincially licensed casinos, blatant abuses at the Office of Civil Forfeiture, and a host of other perfidies.

        Harper was Campbell’s HST accomplice and was facing the 2011 general election as BC was debating the HST-Referendum, yet he didn’t wear any of it in BC —indeed, Harper won the CPC’s only majority in 2011. To the extent that Campbell took the brunt of anti-HST sentiment, Harper appears to have rewarded him with an appointment to the Canadian Consulate in London, UK. When Campbell returned to accept his Order of BC, perfunctorily raided all premiers, he came and went by the back door during a specially scheduled ceremony in order to avoid the public and the press.)

        How Vander Zalm got BC its CI legislation is perhaps perverse, but no one can take away the service he did for BC by initiating the Anti-HST Referendum process: not only did it get rid of the HST in the first CI process that ever succeeded (of about 30 previous failed recall attempts), it was also the first time in eight centuries of Westminster parliamentary history that a legislated tax was repealed by force of popular measure, a precedent that virtually guarantees some future politicians will curse it.

        Not least, it effectively finished Gordon Campbell’s political career, which must be tempered by the fact that he was replaced by a very, very bad premier, Christy Clark.

        But more important that that, it also showed that BC isn’t really as polarized as political proxies used to insist. I think the NDP’s 2020 majority victory owes something to this long overdue evolution. And therefore we owe Bill Vander Zalm thanks, at very least for this.

  17. I would challenge anyone to point to an Alberta politician past or present so equally loathed by all sides as Mr. Shandro. His knack for annoying everyone regardless of political stripe was truly something to behold. For those who support public healthcare his defeat is a major win.

    1. Hi Jim. For most-hated politician, I nominate Jason Kenney, starting from his “was that ALL?!?” moment after the first wave of Covid-19 failed to close hospitals. That was the start of the Covid-crisis roller-coaster ride which saw restrictions go on and off and on and off…. By spring 2022, he’d pi–ed off at least 75% of the province, left and right combined.

      Adriana Lagrange is in the running, too. Her disapproval rating among teachers was within 1% of Shandro’s disapproval rating by doctors and nurses–both were over 90% “disapprove.” Of course, that was within the professions Shandro and LaGrange were tasked with mismanaging, not necessarily the opinion of the province as a whole.

      Remember, Jason Kenney was kicked out of the UCP leadership by David Parker’s rural rage machine and their victim-anger culture. Danielle Smith is their new golden girl, but just wait–if she’s not radical enough to suit Parker, Smith’s job could end abruptly.

  18. I will be alone in this declaration, but I will miss Tyler Shandro.

    What else can said of someone whose, as many believe, face shrunk every time he told a lie. I brought this to the attention of the Shandro’s campaign. As a result, I earned another BLOCKED BY a CON. Ah, the joys of being me.

    It’s been said that public office amplifies the character of the office holder. From day one, Shandro has done his very best to be arrogant, idiotic, pugilistic, shrieky, annoying, duplicitous, incompetent, and just plain unethical and trustworthy. That’s a hell of a lawyer, btw.

    Now that Shandro is about to throw himself on the mercy of the Alberta Law Society for amazing lapses in ethical conduct, one wonders what he will do with himself?

    I’m betting Danielle Smith can score him a War Room/Council of Unity role. Maybe the appointed mayor of Calgary? (Kaycee Madu has a good shot at being the appointed mayor of Edmonton.)

    Bertastan, indeed.

  19. Drawing the line on pay to physicians and health care workers is the only way to make sure Albertans can have affordable healthcare.

    Its a good thing Alberta voters agreed, because affordable government services are important.

    1. Not the way the UCP and Shandro did it! Pay can be bargained fairly. No need to rip up contracts or legislate unilateral contracts by government. That only brings mistrust of this government and healthcare workers leave the province.

      I think Albertans can have affordable healthcare by keeping it public. The practice of farming out selected surgeries to private providers isn’t affordable. It would be better to increase capacity of the public system.

  20. Tyler Shandro has lost his election in Calgary-Acadia.

    Tyler Shandro’s next challenge is a Law Society of Alberta hearing for three counts of conduct. The hearing was suspended earlier this year without resolution.

    Tyler Shandro is next scheduled to reappear at a Law Society of Alberta hearing scheduled for Monday June 12 to Wednesday June 14, 2023.

    Three counts of lawyer conduct violation over a three day hearing. Happening a few days from now.

    John Carpay, remember this guy? Big boss at The Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms.

    Freedom Convoy, Ottawa shutdown for three weeks, Windsor Ontario bridge shutdown, Coutts Alberta border shutdown, about $1,000,000,000.00 in lost revenue due to actions by Tamara Lich and the gang. John Carpay has defended the freedom convoy people all in the name of “constitutional freedoms”. Seems like he’s got a very narrow view of who should have freedom. His tribe yes, everyone else, no.

    Upcoming in Manitoba.

    John Carpay, through JCCF, defended a bunch of “ultra conservative” churches in Manitoba that defied covid rules. He lost all of his clients’ cases, then hired a private investigator to follow the Manitoba chief judge all over the place, day and night. Just to see if the chief justice was abiding by the covid rules, himself. Lawyers aren’t supposed to do that. The mob does that.

    John Carpay was also charged criminally in Manitoba.

    John Carpay’s Manitoba Law Society hearing is scheduled for Wednesday August 23, 2023.

    Jay Cameron, also of Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms, is also scheduled for a Manitoba Law Society hearing on August 23, 2023.

    Jay Cameron was also charged criminally. Basically ditto.

  21. Bret Larson do you mean like collecting proper royalties and taxes from the rich and funding our healthcare services properly like Lougheed did and Norway and Alaska are doing? Previous health care workers and family members were never treated the way the present day ones have been treated by these phoney conservatives.

  22. I am astounded that Tyler Shandro got as many votes as he did.

    Though…he did bring a certain amount of entertainment to the political arena.

    No doubt he will soon be appointed to a Provincial position of some sort.

    Perhaps a position that mirrors his past performance and capabilities.

    Do we by chance have a Provincial dog catcher or rat catcher position?

  23. Well in my world Mr.Shandro will receive an up for his devotion to cause and MS.Batters newly elect MLA just entered a leg trap like no other and as her constituents on for a rough ride of different sorts ,this of course if not staged

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