Listening to the debate of Bill 81 is beyond troubling. The changes that are being made are undemocratic. People should be outraged that these changes are happening and that such an important issue is being debated after midnight when many people are sleeping. #ableg #abpoli

Dec 8, 2021 · 7:22 AM UTC

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Allowing someone to buy a party membership for someone else without their clear consent is not democratic. I cannot believe this idea would be brought forward by any political party in Canada. Maybe I’d expect this from a country that doesn’t believe in democracy. #abpoli #ableg
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If you are reading this after you wake up, you can catch up on the terrible changes to our democratic process by reading this thread from @MBellefontaine.
Replying to @MBellefontaine
Now @JasonNixonAB moves time allocation on Bill 81 in committee of the whole. This is the bill that makes numerous amendments on elections rules and financing #ableg
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Amendments from the UCP are being proposed and being shut down by other members in their party. So when members of their own party are expressing concerns, maybe people should realize how serious this is. #ableg #abpoli
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Do not forget nights like tonight. If you didn’t get to watch it live, please take the time to watch or listen to the debate. Important decisions that have a significant impact on our democratic process should not be done like this.
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In fact, any changes to the democratic process should be done by an independent committee of Albertans. That’s the process we follow as a municipal government. An independent commission was set up to review our ward boundaries so that there wasn’t political interference.
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This is not partisan. This is about our democracy. How could anyone try to suggest that the changes about to be voted on make our system more democratic?
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I’m hearing some people suggest that this bill needs more work but that there’s not enough time. That’s a ridiculous statement. A bill that changes our democratic process can be referred back to do more work. Why pass it now? Why not work with an independent committee?
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Closure motions are always troubling. In 8 years serving in municipal government, I’ve never felt the need to stop debate from taking place. And when it comes to critical issues like our democracy, there shouldn’t be a cap put on the debate. #ableg #abpoli
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So if they sign up six blond virgins
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Replying to @AndrewKnack
Been at OUTRAGE Level 11 since 2019
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