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Alberta NDP candidate asked former candidate to set up WIPA EDA

Nate Pike the host of the internet based political commentary show "The Breakdown with Nate Pike" has released a stern warning for the Alberta NDP heading into the next general election, "quickest ways (the Alberta NDP) will lose (the 2023 election) is by nominating candidates beneath their party and beneath the communities they are working to represent."

In a thread of tweets Monday morning, Pike accused the soon to be nominated Alberta NDP candidate for Calgary North East Gurinder Brar of asking the host, or if he knew of someone else who would could set up a Wildrose Independence Party (WIP) Electoral District Association (EDA) in Calgary North East to give the Alberta NDP a better shot at winning the riding in the next election.

"In November of 2020, I was approached by the nephew of a candidate that I ran against and asked for a conversation," Pike stated. "He requested that I locate someone who might be willing to set up a WIPA constituency to split the conservative vote against (United Conservative Cacus) member (Rajan Sawhney) and help ensure his own victory."

Sawhney was elected in 2019 over Alberta NDP Gurbachan Brar. Gurbachan Brar is the uncle of Gurinder Brar.

Pike said that he was shocked that Brar asked him to do this.

In a string of text messages, (that the CBINews could not authentically confirm) Pike posted that he had reached out to Brar in 2020 saying that he could not think of anyone who could set up a WEXIT EDA (Wexit rebranded itself to WIPA in 2021). To which Brar is said to have responded by saying that a 'friend' had come up with the idea and he was now going to focus on what (the NDP) needs to do as a party for the people.

Pike said that he took notes of the interaction with Brar and couldn't remember any 'friend', "He didn’t ask what I thought about the idea, he specifically asked me to help him accomplish this goal."

Pike never named Brar during the 15 tweet thread but only said, " the NDP is nominating this person as their candidate on the 17th."

Elections Alberta records show that Gurinder Brar is the only Alberta NDP candidate set to be nominated in Calgary on February 17th.

The interaction with Brar has caused "The Breakdown with Nate Pike" host to cancel his membership in the Alberta NDP in the months prior to the interaction, " I am deeply alarmed at the near certainty that this person will be the nominated candidate for the NDP in my constituency, and it will prohibit me to vote for them.

"Not only because of the character that I was shown, but because the NDP will have embraced that character," he added.

The Alberta NDP Calgary North East nomination meeting will be held online via Zoom on Thursday February 17th at 7:00 PM.

Pike ran for the Alberta Party in 2019, and more recently ran for councillor in Ward 3 in the 2021 Calgary municipal elections.


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