February VIth, MMXV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow
An Editor's Note: The former MLA for Battle River-Wainwright, a Progressive Conservative named Doug Griffiths resigned before Executive Dissertations could get to his assigned quote. Therefore we have only 86 MLA quotes in an 87 seat chamber. Another MLA, also a Progressive Conservative named Doug Horner of the riding of Spruce Grove-St. Albert also resigned but IV days after his quote was entered so there are 86 quotes but only 85 MLAs currently.
Rick Strankman, MLA talks up the fact that democracy must prevail so that future generations of young people can steer Alberta towards a better tomorrow & that without democracy, freedoms that we take for granted can erode.
"The will of the people is the basis for the authority of any organization that is truly democratic."
Alta. Legislative Assembly Eight-Three,
Source: Rick Strankman, MLA, Wildrose, Drumheller-Stettler.