Alberta minister threatens radio station over poll posted online


Edmonton radio station 630 CHED ran the below “rape” poll yesterday before quickly pulling it and apologizing:

ched rape poll

Regardless of how vulgar, in poor taste and absolutely wrong it was for them to, it does not excuse the PC’s Minister of Labour Thomas Lukaszuk from threatening to pull government advertising:


It is unconscionable for a minister of the crown to censor media through advertising blackmail.

And tell me this is the first time Lukaszuk has intimidated a news organization.


3 Responses to “Alberta minister threatens radio station over poll posted online”

  1. Joe Says:

    Two points:
    1: Its “Vote for me because I just had a fight with a senior” Lukaszuk, a man not know for his better judgement.
    2: The poll CHED had up was legitimate. It did not ‘blame the victim’ but rather asked the question of the listeners is if they in part at least blamed the victim. It in no way condoned the belief system of anyone who blames the victim. I don’t blame the victim but I would like to know how many do blame the victim and what needs to be done to change that mindset.

  2. Dave Says:

    Maybe he’s pissed that CHED didn’t ask about stoning! Hey, maybe the mayor knows.
    As the old star wars intro goes: Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was an honest principled politician.

  3. bocanut Says:

    I hope this moron runs for the PC leadership and wins.
    Then he can compare hairdressers with Justin.

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