Monday, October 31, 2016
In Her Own Words
October XXXIst, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
You know its rather spooky how on Nathan Cooper, MLA, Wildrose, Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills is on these terribly short Alberta Legislature sessions are. I completely agree as your caucus colleague, the Hon. Rachel Notley, B.A., LL.B., MLA, Premier, President of the Executive Council, & Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs & Relations, New Democratic, Edmonton-Strathcona almost seems to be hiding, almost as if she was above others.
Exhibit 1: The Sheriffs & security wouldn't even let me shake the Premier's hand after the Premier Prentice funeral, even after I drove three hours to get there & was tired & sad for the Prentice family. No one got to, she was rushed out. Why in the hell is there a sense of urgency? I mean, I'm on a first name basis with Rachel & this is documented (have been for years) & have shaken her hand quite a few times since she became Premier! The fact is, I shook hands with the other Former Premiers & Former Prime Ministers & Former Lieutenant Governors there, as well as our current Lt. Gov. Lois Mitchell. I thought her remarks were beyond excellent & yet she wasn't talking to anyone after the funeral, she just was whisked away. It was a Friday afternoon, why the rush? Its almost like she was afraid to talk to people!
Exhibit 2: Brian Jean, LL. B., B. Sc., M.B.A., QC, MLA, the Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Official Opposition, Wildrose, Fort McMurray-Conklin didn't miss a beat. He was shaking hands & mingling & reminiscing about the distinguished late Former Premier, as were the five candidates that have declared for the PC Alberta leadership. All this despite the fact Brian had to attend his party convention in Red Deer on Friday & Saturday. The Wildrose leader certainly wasn't hiding!
Exhibit 3: Before getting elected, before the swearing in, & after she assumed office as the XVIth Premier, Rachel said she favoured sitting more days a year, longer sittings, even five days a week when necessary, more hours a day & more weeks of the calendar year. Yet we now face the unprecedented situation wherein Her Majesty's New Democratic Government is actually holding less sitting days in the calendar year, & also shorter sessions than the previous Progressive Conservative administrations of over four straight decades in power. I ask you, why Dave is that? You are at the cabinet table, why the secrecy?! The NDP says it has no agenda, by sitting less days & forcing it down people's throats (ramming), it makes out of work Albertans even more hostile to the overall plans of the government!
Why Can't You & Rachel See That?,