Friday, May 17, 2013

The Proud Irish Catholic Liberal Mister John Patrick Day

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2


Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Political science students, particularly Monsieur Justin Trudeau & the federal Liberals need to be reminded of what a great strategist John Patrick Day, B. A., B. A., M. A. was. John Patrick left us in MMVII sadly at the way too young age of LVI (56.)

I. One time leadership candidate for the Alberta Liberal Party.

II. Strategist & numbers man here in Alberta for former Liberal Prime Ministers Lester Bowles (Mike) Pearson, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, & John Napier Turner.

III. Bachelor of Arts from the University Of Alberta in political science.

IV. IInd Bachelor of Arts, as well as a Master of Arts from the University Of Ireland. This shows the great brain intelligencia we lost when we lost John Patrick.

V. Named the "Best Liberal Of The Year" both in Alberta & in Canada, twice on the national front, a rare accord IV a party member indeed!

VI. Super Supreme Strategist for the Hon. A. Anne McLellan, P. C., Q. C., & many other candidates for his party both provincially & federally IV decades. A man of discretion, a man who could be relied upon to give great sage advice.

VII. A one term, but actually elected Edmonton Catholic School Board Trustee. He actually made it to public office, so John Patrick was IN THE GAME, just as he always wanted (& deserved) to be! John's vote total was MMCCCXLI (2,341 votes) & his term of office was from October MCMLXXXIX-October MCMXCII (October 1989-1992) Anno Domini.

VIII. A loving uncle, brother, & friend to his family, the great Day family. A strong member & elder of the Catholic faith.

IX. A solid drinking buddy who could discuss political machinations, all the way down II National Hockey League (NHL) historical stats. Plus, he actually was interested in whatever you were talking about. He also knew how to feign interest if he wasn't interested & segway into a totally unrelated topic if he wanted to get out of a conversation. He was so good that only I & a few select others he had shown knew about it. But he was never rude so folks he didn't want to engage in chats with never knew that they were being played, an amazing political skill!

X. A member of the "Stop Hate 2000" group, a group trying to stop the hatred that was spewing out aganst, gay, lesbian, bisexual, & transgendered persons through conversations & articles promoting peace & non violence, sort of "Gandhiesque" in style.

"Day-o, One Day Sale, Prices Are Down In Every Department, Saturday Only At The Bon Marche",


Source: Myself & Reverend William Wade Izzard, Universal Life Church Canada, Aboriginal Youth Outreach & Mr. Colin F. Smith, B. A., Editor, The Edmonton Senior Newspaper.

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