Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8
March XVIIth, MMXV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow
In search of legal precedent, Elections Alberta should be made aware of Parliamentary Privilege & Elections results of ridings in The Dominion Of Canada in regards to Mrs. Laurie Blakeman-Henderson, MLA, Liberal, Edmonton-Centre. Laurie is now being backed by The Alberta Hospital Party & The Alberta Green Party but in a confusing ruling, the Elections Alberta Chief Returning Officer says that she can use their logos but run under a single party bannerin the upcoming Provincial election writ. Clearly Candidate Blakeman-Henderson is a closet insider to try & move The Alberta Hospital Party (which stands for "Dead On Arrival") forward but is running under her Alberta Liberal banner as she knows she cannot move forward otherwise in terms of getting elected & is established under it.
Take a look at Canada's Ist Prime Minister The Right Honourable Sir John Alexander Macdonald, GCB, KCMG, DCL, LLD, PC, PC (Canada), QC, Liberal-Conservative.
1. John A's Party was called The Liberal-Conservative Party (Historical), it wasn't a coalition, he ran under the Liberal-Conservative banner, not under two or more party names.
2. In MDCCCLXXVIII (1878), John A. ran in Marquette in Manitoba & Victoria in British Columbia, he chose to sit for Victoria. Other MPs have run in multiple ridings & sat for both at the same time, including a chap named Wilf Laurier. They did not run under multiple party names so Mrs. Blakeman-Henderson's entire argument about being a candidate in any upcoming writ provincially for multiple party's is "bunk" frankly. Or as I term it "crap."
3. In MDCCCLXXXVII (1887), John A. ran in two Ontario ridings of Carleton & Kingston. He chose to sit for Kingston. So again you can see that there is no legal precedent to allow Mrs Blakeman-Henderson to run under more than one party affiliation in any form of election Gordie. ABSOLUTELY NONE WHATSOEVER!
4. The only way that she could run would of course be if The Alberta Hospital Party, The Alberta Liberal Party, & The Alberta Green Party agreed to merge & be registered as one single entity!
"I Say There Is A Deliberate Conspiracy, By Force, By Fraud, Or By Both, To Force Canada Into The American Union",
Source: Elections Canada Online: A History Of The Vote.