The first English-language Conservative-Party-sanctioned debate between the party leadership contenders will take place on Wednesday, the 11th of May, in Edmonton
... unfit to serve
Whereas, Calgary would be the preferred venue for most Conservatives, however that would revive memories of Kenney bringing Ford (the female blowhard, not the male one) into Calgary and the violence that followed there during his election run.
And, more recently, the missteps of Calgary Police Chief Mark Neufeld, whose constables attacked local residents, who only wanted the convoy protesters out of their neighborhood parks, and not those who were actually causing a ruckus. Neufeld made a correction the following weekend following the police riot, and with silk gloves moved some of the protesters on.
How inviting Edmonton must seem by contrast, since Chief Dale McFee was largely spared the fate of Ottawa Chief Sloly, and the near demise of Neufeld, due primarily to inclement weather, which severely curtailed convoy protests around the Edmonton area.
However, it is noted that this author cautioned McFee's rather vehement chastisement of public criticism of him on social media, by suggesting to him that if he continued to do so, it would not be long before there would be balloon effigies of him wearing a diaper, being paraded down Jasper Avenue.
McFee is aware fully of what the days surrounding the 11th of May portend for Edmonton.
One of the first editorials about Poilievre, after he announced his intention to seek the leadership of the Conservative Party was that he would win because he was 'mean', in fact, much meaner than any of the other contenders.
And since then he has been the darling serpent of the Conservative press. They have all, but anointed him the next leader of the nationalist freedom movement, and the traditional Conservative mantra of law and order, be damned.
The illiberal press of Edmonton, the Journal and Sun, will write such adoring things about Poilievre that by the time he departs Edmonton, one would think that Poilievre should be spared the lengthy nonsense of the electoral process and be installed in office directly, and forthwith.
Let us remind ourselves, just what the fine and upstanding, freedom-loving citizens wreaked upon Ottawa, and why they are so worthy of Poilievre's praise, notwithstanding the obvious fact that he needs their votes to win.
But it is the premise of this author that a win for Poilievre at any level, is a loss for the promise of Canada.
... what Poilievre praises
Some of white supremacists who took their well-rehearsed hate speech to Ottawa, fully intended to breach the Parliament building, and in a reenactment of the storming of the US Capitol Building on the 6th of January, 2021, parade their hate speech symbols within its walls.
And this is what the morally-challenged Poilievre praises as just freedom loving Canadians peacefully voicing their displeasure at being told that they do not have a right to infect other people, in a country where one's security is enshrined as a fundamental right.