Friday, November 6, 2015
The Varsity Blues
November VIth, MMXV
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
As my cat James Redwing Cat Koopmans is a member of another party & Leader of the Alberta New Democatic Party, he & I can appurrciate that its not right that the Ms. Stephanie McLean, B. A., J. D., MLA, New Democratic, Calgary-Varsity is purrscriminated against by old male dinosaurs like Ric McIver, MLA, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Hays just because she has become pregnant while in office. Ric should get off his high horse & instead congratulate the member & hope she has a healthy child.
As you can see from this campaign period picture that J. R. Cat showed me, Stephanie is great with creatures of all kinds & will make a wonderful mother. As a result, I liked J. R. Cat's thinking on providing a safe & proper child care space. J. R. along with Former Premier Alison Redford, LL. B., QC has purrgested that the SkyPalace of offices be made into a daycare space for MLAs & other staffers. With its private access, complete home fixtures & elevator access, it would purrvide a safe & warming environment as a daycare with easy access for all new parents. Plus, Mr. Stephanie the Baby Daddy & any other child care providers could be there with their child with their child(ren) while their spouses (in this this case Stephanie) attends to their duties as an MLA.
Plus, it would be a great place for Stephanie to "pump" in case she couldn't be there in person to breastfeed, say when a vote or a debate measure is on. I, as a single furrther to James Redwing Cat believe that its a case of gender to the mother & parental to the child purrscrimination not to have such a space allotted & that we should allows these youngsters to grow up with two parents as much as possible in their formative years. Just Stephanie as a mom has to live in Edmonton rather than Calgary a few months a year to be an MLA doesn't make it right that she cannot be as full time a parent as possible whilst still holding the office of MLA & discharging the duties of that said office!
An Editor's Note: Ric McIver & Wayne Drysdale, MLA, Progressive Conservative, Grande Prairie-Wapiti shouldn't have any objections since both of them (neither of them) cancelled the SkyPalace in the first place!
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Source: James Redwing Cat Koopmans & Myself.