YEG City Councilor Byelection Candidate, Edmonton, Alberta
February Vth, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
In this Civic Byelection & Presidential Election Season here in the Ward XII neighbourhood of Jackson Heights, I find myself in the extraordinary position of agreeing with Ward V YEG City Councilor that former Ward XII Councilor & now The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, PC, MP, Minister Of Infrastructure, Liberal, Edmonton-Millwoods should not be taking any form of transition allowance. Mind you making him a federal minister will keep him out of town & thus out of the way locally so things can't get any worse!
I. This is extraordinary in itself as Mike Oshry is clearly part of the yegified, artsy, fartsy, progressive, do nothing, left-wing City Council that is saddling us with endless debt & useless shit like getting the City Of Champions signs removed when if we left them in place, the byelection could have been paid for instead.
II. The fact that Minister Sohi was one of the most useless YEG City Councilors is besides the point. Here we have an LRT system that should have been built underground due to our extreme cold weather environment & Amarjeet being a bus driver like your caucus colleague, the Hon. Brian Mason, MLA, Minister of Infrastructure, New Democratic, Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, should have known better.
III. Instead we are stuck with LRT tracks & a system that is delayed in both ends of town that goes "bing, bing, bing" from 5am-1am VII days a week, & causes endless traffic jams & noise. Even delaying emergency crews, I am sure that people have died in ambulances waiting to get to a hospital because the LRT barriers are down. This this goes to show you how absolutely useless the progressives in the illuminati/new world order ex-Mayor Stephen Mandel now Kristopher Wells/Daryl Katz we must all still controlled drones people are in YEG Planning are. I wouldn't let YEG Planning plan a junior high school girls softball game, let alone a city.
IV. The property taxes go up, & yet because of the LRT, many of the homeowners value & equity in their properties keeps going down due to the noise & congestion.
V. So Mike Oshry's feeling that Minister Sohi shouldn't have taken a transition allowance is more than valid. However, I would say Amarjeet is entitled to the allowance for the II full terms he did serve Mikey!
VI. My suggestion would be that Amarjeet turn over the transition allowance directly for the term he didn't complete over to Elections Edmonton, so that would be two years & II weeks of a IV year term. In this way, expenses for the election could be partially recovered. Also, I'd like to point out that I spend all my own money, or donated money. In VI election writs, I have never taken any form of subsidy & wouldn't take a dime in a transition allowance if I am elected as the next Ward XII City Councilor to complete the term.
Source: Ward V YEG City Councilor Michael Oshry & "The Campaign II Elect R. Joey Koopmans Ward XII YEG City Councilor."
P.S.: By the way Mikey, The Edmonton Eskimos Won The MMXV Grey Cup so we are still "The City Of Champions" Whether You Like It Or Not!