Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8
November XIXth, MMXIV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow
When quality people like Chris Labossiere, the Hon. A. Anne McLellan, LLB, QC, PC, & Patricia Misutka get featured in an Edmonton Journal Top XXX (30) most powerful people featurette, I get even more impressed with that paper than I already was bIV!
Chris is always some1 I admired. A family man, a pilot, a husband, a father! His progressive ideas are superb for youth to look at & adapt to make Edmonton's future (including that of the downtown core) all the better IV the rest of its citizens of all socioeconomic stripes! I am just ever so proud at Chris for his social media skills & this glorious achievement.
A. Anne, what can you say about her. I ran against her as the federal Progressive Conservative candidate some XIV (14) years ago this month. Its hard to believe, that was a lifetime ago. I was just XXVI (26) & am now XL (40) & in that time I've grown to really look up to A. Anne, although I am opposite her political philosophy in almost every aspect, she is just such a bright & understanding person. Real street smarts to say the least!
Patricia Misutka, what a glorious example of leadership. Pat worked hard for then Mayor, now the Hon. Stephen Mandel, A. Arts, B. Sci., M. Poli. Sci, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud, our new health minister. I did signs, data entry, & flyer/brochure drops on Mandel council & mayoral campaigns & truly think of Pat as a political genius!
I wish I had the time to preview all XXX names b/c they are all so talented. But since I've met these III I think they would be great mentors to students now & in the future for many years to come!
Source: The Edmonton Journal, Margo Goodhand & Alexandra Zabjek.