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Some readers may remember TV personality Sandra Jansen who is the PC MLA for Calgary-Northwest. She was a minister in the previous Prentice government and survived the NDP win provincially a year ago, and now toils as an opposition member.
The other day she sent a request for support for her party, asking for a $20 donation. Following is her reasoning. "Today I asked the government why they are hiring more government officials from Manitoba, when there are so many Albertans out of work?"
They replied, "They needed to hire people with an NDP World view".
Jansen then replied that she would rather see them hire people with an "Alberta World view".
Now, while we agree with her questioning the government on hiring former Manitoban NDP supporters who lost their jobs in that province's recent election, it is inconceivable to this writer, how, donating $20 to Sandra's party will help make her point with Rachel
Notley. We are also quite sure that Sandra probably doesn't know that this plea for money is going out with her name attached, but it is a pretty shallow exercise in our opinion.
One has to think the reality is that these political officials are out of work since the Manitoba NDP Party got bounced out of power in the April 19 provincial election.
One can only hope that some of these recent hires helped the party try to get re-elected, and being of "NDP World view", may have been part of the reason for their political demise, at least in Manitoba. If we were advising Rachel, we, like Jansen, could easily name many
Albertans to fill these positions, rather than bringing in jobless Manitoba bureaucrats.
And Rachel needs to start making better decisions. Seems she is hell-bent on turning Alberta fully orange before she faces the electorate in three or so years.
Met Annette Green the other day who does a good job writing the news for the Pioneer Trail Centre. She has been in Drumheller four years, and with an undeniable English accent, told us she comes from Coventry, England.
Now Coventry, to the uninitiated, is the part of England that boasts to being the home of Lady Godiva. And today, as a part of Coventry's tourism marketing plan, they actually hire a person to act as Lady Godiva, and ride a horse through the streets for all to see. So let's for a moment pretend that we were composing an ad for prospective Lady Godiva applicants for the job. Normally, one would think that horsemanship may play a big part in the qualifications needed, and probably being a female would help as well. Add in long hair, and supply your own body suit, (or take your chances on fitting the ones hanging in the tack room from previous years), and that's about it.
Except for the input offered by the Coventry Department of Occupational Health and Safety.
"All applicants must wear knee pads, elbow pads, a back brace, protective work boots, and a helmet with a mouth guard. And successful applicants will also be required to wear a fluorescent safety vest and safety goggles to prevent an eye injury from flying cobblestones.
Kind of takes the mystery out of Lady Godiva doesn't it?