Thursday, October 27, 2016
National Security 9,877
October XXVIIth, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
As someone who works private security & bouncer jobs myself, its not often I applaud Edmonton City Council & agree with people like Ward X Councillor Michael Walters. On this one he got it right however & students in security, police, or armed forces training need to take note. Portable metal detectors are being installed inside City Hall Main Council Chambers & can be moved around when councillors are in committee meetings instead. Plus a glass partition is being placed in the chambers separating the Mayor & Council from the audience. As someone who has never made threats like this against a public official myself & have run for office too I have a rather unique perspective & I am indeed very proud that Edmonton City Council is doing this. It is a sad indictment on the world that even our City officials feel the need for this added security, but students of the political game must realized its totally justified. Our democratically elected, & let me point that out "elected" public officials & City administrators should be kept safe at all times, as should the audience. They are human beings like anyone else with families, friends, & loved ones & they should be able to do their job in safety & comfort 24/7 so that the business of Her Majesty's Edmontonian Civic Government can be conducted & administered properly through its daily routine. People can argue & disagree with council members, but they should do so in a respectful & professional manner! The only question I have is, will they be Mike Nickel plated?
Source: The City Of Edmonton, His Worship The Mayor Don Iveson & Edmonton City Councillors.