Dr. Jordan Peterson hosted a Take Back Alberta event on Monday night, where he called Rachel Notley’s New Democrat Party (NDP) “resentful and bitter.”
Peterson and commentator Rex Murphy spoke to a sold out crowd at The Pavilion in Red Deer.
With just one week to go until Alberta’s provincial election, Peterson was more political than usual.
“Alberta is facing a very interesting election. It’s an election of international significance,” he said.
“You’ve got 10 days on a close election, and if the net zero types win, you’ll get exactly what you deserve. The whole world will,” Peterson added.
Peterson told the rally goers to call everyone they know and get them involved to take action against Rachel Notley’s NDP.
The Counter Signal’s Editor-in-Chief Keean Bexte attended the event, calling the atmosphere “edgy.”
“It’s like a Trump rally,” Bexte tweeted.
He added, “REMINDER: @jordanbpeterson and Rachel Notley grew up together. He called her party, and it’s members ‘resentful and bitter and false.’”
Commentator and author Rex Murphy also spoke at the event. Murphy told the crowd his pronouns were “The carbon tax is horseshit.”
“God gave Alberta energy, and for that, it is blessed,” Murphy also said.
Recent polls show Smith is ahead of Notley
Most recent polls suggest Alberta’s Premier Danielle Smith of the United Conservative Party (UCP) has a slight lead over Notley’s NDP as the two party leaders head into the final week before the May 29 election.
Last week, the one and only debate took place between Premier Smith and Opposition NDP leader Notley.
Smith warned Albertans that Notley would walk “in lockstep with Justin Trudeau.”
Smith criticized Notley multiple times for not standing up against the feds’ 2035 net neutrality agenda, which Smith has been fighting back against. Smith said the UCP’s policy is to achieve net neutrality by 2050.
“[Notley] wants to achieve the 2035 net-zero target put forward by Justin Trudeau – that’ll cost $52 billion dollars, that’ll increase your power bill by 40%, and we can’t afford to do that,” Smith said.
“Where do you think Justin Trudeau got the idea for Just Transition, and for an emissions cap, and for a carbon tax? He got it from Ms. Notley when she was Premier.”
Smith added, “She’s going to walk in lockstep with Justin Trudeau.”
Smith also brought up Notley’s record as Alberta’s Premier between 2015 – 2019, saying “she doesn’t want to run on her record because it was an absolute disaster.”