Thursday, January 11, 2024

Pierre Poilievre makes Prince Rupert Rally plans for January 23rd

The Lester Centre of the Arts stage will shift from musical and theatrical
to political this month, with the Skeena Bulkley Valley Conservaties
booking the venue for a Pierre Poilievre Axe the Tax Rally

After a number of visits to the Skeena Valley in 2023, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre will make that final 143 kilometre drive between Terrace and Prince Rupert later this month.

The Skeena-Bulkley Valley Conservatives announcing that the Conservative leader will be hosting another of his Axe the Tax Rallies, this time in Prince Rupert with the event scheduled for the Lester Centre of the Arts on Tuesday, January 23rd.

Poilievre who took over the reins of the Conservative leadership in late 2022, has benefitted greatly from the ongoing troubles of the Federal Liberals, a government that has seemingly grown tired with many Canadians expressing their concerns over the direction that the Liberals have taken in recent years.

Those concerns play out in the ongoing release of polling numbers that indicate that the Conservatives and Poilievre could be poised to take over as the government if an election were to be called today.

Abacus Data polling results as of January 9

As it is, the next election call is not scheduled until 2025 and considering the current popularity of the Prime Minister and the Liberals, it's unlikely that they would be considering any ideas towards engineering a vote before then.

That leaves the Conservatives with a year to try to hold onto to their momentum, and the Axe the Tax Rallies have proven to be a popular vehicle for their political message, the Terrace rally and one in Smithers last summer finding a strong audience on hand, most eager to hear the message on housing, gatekeepers and taxes from the Conservative leader.

Among the federal ridings considered as in play for the next election, Skeena-Bulkley Valley has been identified a few times over the last few months as a potential battleground, the indication from September one that could see the party switch from Orange NDP to Blue Conservative.

Those projections still holding true through the first week of January.

So far only one candidate, Doug Dobrenski has gone public with their plans to contest the Conservative nomination for the next federal election. That is likely to change as the election process gets closer and if the prospect of a strong vote for the Conservatives continues.

Prince Rupert residents will have their chance to take the measure of the Conservative leader and his messages in just a few weeks.

Those in the region interested in attending the January 23rd event can register here.

Follow the Skeena Bulkley Valley Conservative social media stream for updates towards the rally plans.

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  1. So it's going to be an "Axe the Tax" rally even though the federal carbon pricing and rebate system that he wants to axe doesn't apply in BC? That doesn't make any sense.

    1. Nothing he does makes any sense. His housing plan will devastate municipalities and cutting more services when people are struggling will just make life harder for everyone. Anyone with a brain knows that when a conservative says Axe the Tax they’re only talking about corporate and top end tax rates for their buddies. It’s all just a big con.

    2. You’re forgetting the most important thing though, it rhymes!

    3. Help this reader understand what the federal NDP has done for Rupert over the last two decades?

      If you can’t, I will be going to this event.

  2. Yawn, cue the token waterfront picture of a politician in a life jacket in front of the port smiling and pointing at it.

    Will he speak to PILT disputes and how long they take? Because there currently isn’t any common sense out of the Procurement Canada office in Ottawa.
    Or comment as to how it doesn’t make any sense that the city’s DMAF submission is sitting on a desk somewhere in Ottawa collecting dust, and how he would fix it?

  3. Realize that the Carbon Tax of BC must meet the standard given by the Federal Government even though it is controlled provincially. Therefore, the Federal Carbon Tax has direct influence on BC's Carbon Tax.

    1. There's a relationship at present, yes, to bring the country up to a common standard, but if the federal tax is 'axed', as Poilievre plans, the provincial program continues on as it has since 2008. The feds do not have the power to rescind provincial law.