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Thursday, September 13, 2007

the aeub scandal continues.

The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board scandal continues to haunt Ed Stelmach's Tories as it has now been uncovered that the AEUB had hired a private investigation company to monitor a second public hearing in May 2007.

The board is already being investigated by the government for hiring Shepp Johnman to monitor landowners at a hearing in Rimbey who were opposed to a proposed powerline between Calgary and Edmonton.

According to the Canadian Press, "the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board accepts the findings of the privacy commissioner regarding undercover investigators at hearings into a contoversial power line."
And in case you wanted any more evidence of Ed Stelmach's decisive leadership skills, after defending the AEUB's actions in spying on Albertans in June, our Conservative Premier has decided to 'think about it...'
"But Premier Ed Stelmach said he wants to see more evidence about the decision of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board to use private detectives at two hearings since last spring.
What more evidence does Ed Stelmach need before heads start to roll on the AEUB Board?

What about using public funds to hire private investigators to spy on Albertans does Ed
Stelmach find acceptable?

4 comments:

not a leader. said...

ED STELMACH IS NOT A LEADER!

Anonymous said...

The EUB (a government appointed body) is hiring private investigators to spy on Albertans. This is sounding more like a dictatorship than a democracy.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why this surprises anyone that Stelmach wouldn't do anything about this issue. In his 8 months as Premier, he has shown very few qualities that would be considered even the most modest form as 'leadership.' Some people just aren't made to be leaders and it's time that Ed Stelmach admitted this to himself. Be honest, Ed. It's the only way to save your party. Step aside, let your party chose a real leader.

Anonymous said...

It's unfortunate that we look at our governing officials with such contempt. At the end of the day, their job, which is to say their civic duty is to make the difficult decisions that will benefit those they represent. Looked at in this light, could they be trying to make steps in direction that could help Albertans in long run? Are they simply being pressured to do so by a coalition of energy companies that would benefit from this development? This 'is' conservative country here we're talking about. At the end of the day, who's driving the bus? Coalitions of Transnational corporations (whom which we work for of course) or us?