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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

warning: political fires burn faster, hotter, and more toxic than ever before.

Forgive me if I thought this sub-line on a recent GOA media release was a warning to Alberta PC supporters about the dangers of Bill 44...

Today's fires burn faster, hotter and more toxic than ever before. Preventing them has never been more important


Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but once a Bill is passed in the Assembly it is not longer a then basically you are being incorrect in your terminology.

Free advice if you're looking to have a more accurate blog. But if your goal is humour based on misinformation, then please continue.

Ken Chapman said...

Bill 44 has passed Thrid Reading and Royal Assent - it still need Proclamation to become law. That can happen at any Cabinet meeting and once the Lt. Gov signs it is the law.

Impressed that there were 2467 comments on the June 2 CBC news link before they closed comments.

The Facebook Group "Students Against Bill 44 membership continues to grow at a dramatic rate and at 9577 when I checked this morning.

PC Party and government are hoping this all goes away and Alberans forget about it and move on. Not going to happen. It is symbolic now about bad politics trumping good government in Alberta. I'm thinking "Bill 44" is building to be Premier Stelmach's "500 Dead Ducks."

Kyle said...

Anonymous: Bill 44 is accurate. You and the PC hacks in the annex want to bury Bill 44 because your bosses screwed the dog on this one. Live up to it. You are not all the shit. Bill 44 sucks.

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Anonymous said...

Ken, why don't you take a road trip outside of Edmonton and then write about what people are saying about the former Bill 44? Oh right, cause then you'd look silly..
I forgot Edmonton is the centre of the Province and what they think should be imposed on every other Albertan. My mistake. I apologize.

Anonymous said...

And Tiny Perect Blog, the best argument in favour of the "Former Bill 44" is that it promotes freedom. Apparently that is a bad thing. so I guess we should all just do as we're told by certain enlightened residents like Mr. Chapman and then the world will be a better place, right?

Give me strength. By fall no one will remember what Bill 44 even was about. Then you lefties will have to make a new mountain out of a molehill. I can't wait to see what it is. Maybe we should get rid of roads because they encourage driving?

Anonymous said...

Bill 44 is bad news no matter what you call it.

I am disappointed my MLA didn't stand up and vote against it. It was a free vote. Where were you Heather Klimchuk?

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:35 - it "promotes freedom." Try telling that to educators when they get dragged in front of the human rights commission for talking about (gasp)human sexuality.

Speaking as a conservative, I find this legislation personally insulting - it's my job to raise my child with proper values. What does it say about the job I'm doing if I'm afraid my son might hear different viewpoints?

In fact, I would argue this legislation INCREASES the influence of the state by expanding the mandate of the human rights commission. I would have preferred the government reduced the Kafkaesque commission's mandate by removing its ability to hear hate speech complaints.

Blackett and Hancock repeatedly stated parents already have opt out rights in the School Act. Let me state that differently - the government has said we already have that "freedom." So why the need to increase the HRC's power?

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