Editorial editor at Calgary Herald boasts about voting Green for past 15 years


In the city thriving because of Alberta oil, the Calgary Herald’s Licia Corbella tries to use the excuse of hating Conservative MP Rob Anders for this:

Most readers of my column would be surprised to learn that during most of the federal elections over the past 15 years or so, I have voted for the Green party.

How much does Corbella hate Anders? She tells us:

In the summer of 2012, while attending Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s annual fundraising barbecue at Heritage Park, Anders approached me while I was chatting to some other attendees and joined our conversation. Shortly afterward, Alberta’s then-deputy premier, Thomas Lukaszuk, came over to say hello and when he extended his hand, Anders made the kind of face a kid makes when sucking on a lemon and refused to shake Lukaszuk’s hand.

I was so mortified by Anders’ rudeness, I was left speechless and had to apologize to Lukaszuk the next time I saw him. (see here)

Corbella’s  apologized on behalf of Anders to one of the most loathsome PCs in Redford’s caucus who got in an altercation with a senior last election (see here) and who other Conservatives  like Jason Kenney have no time for (see here).

At least now we know whose side Corbella will always take even if it means slapping the industry that helps keep her employed.


5 Responses to “Editorial editor at Calgary Herald boasts about voting Green for past 15 years”

  1. Tripper523 Says:

    It seems Licia Corbella has given at least on-the-surface support to the PM Stephen Harper and the CPC, but it is rather surprising she would admit to being a Greenie, in the very stronghold of oil industry prosperity. She was very open about her disdain for MP Anders. Rob Anders may look a bit like the cat that swallowed the bird, and perhaps his tenure in Ottawa has run a bit long, maybe even to the point of a perceived complacency. This editor does have the right to her preferences, but who knows? She may even vote Conservative next time, if former Alberta cabinet minister Ron Lieper goes for it.

  2. Nick Kram Says:

    Ms. Corbella’s attitude/behaviour towards Harper Conservatives is just another reason why Calgarians are deserting the Herald in droves.
    I recall a Corbella column following CPC MP Joan Crockatt’s win in the Calgary Centre by-election (late Nov., 2012). Ms. Corbella wrote that PM Harper only comes to Calgary when he drops from the sky in his private jet to attend Conservative fundraisers – truly bizzare, and easily proven untrue.
    Like the Herald’s circulation and profits, Corbella credibility continues to plummet.

    • Blame Crash Says:

      You can say that again!
      I was a long time subscriber to the Herald but ended up getting totally disgusted with their propaganda that I gave up my subscription and have shunned them as much as possible ever since.
      But lo and behold, a couple of weeks ago I had to buy a copy and was absolutely stunned at how this muscular newspaper was now skin and bones. It reminded me of the shock of seeing Layton when he came out and informed everyone of his health problems. They have serious-serious problems at that newspaper and they better be praying for a miracle or making their last arrangements.

      • Paul Says:

        I’m a Calgarian and refuse to have anything to do with that rag considering they’ve staked the position of being a propaganda outlet for our city council.

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