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Thursday, August 13, 2009

kowalski: swann did consult mason on electoral boundaries commission appointments.

Following up on one of last week's silly summer news stories, Speaker Ken Kowalski responded to Alberta NDP leader Brian Mason in a letter yesterday. In the letter, Kowalski denied Mason's request to halt the two Official Opposition appointments to the Electoral Boundaries Commission, stating that in his opinion, Liberal leader David Swann did consult with Mason prior to the announcement of the appointments.

Related:

- You can listen to the podcast of last Thursday's The World Tonight on AM770 where Rob Breakenridge and I discussed the Electoral Boundaries Commission issue. Brian Mason calls in around the 10 minute and 58 second point in the podcast.
- Wikipedia: Jumping the Shark

13 comments:

Trish Audette said...

Fact: My day just improved by 10 per cent simply by seeing a mention of Happy Days.

Ken Chapman said...

Brian is acting strangely on this one. Could he be Tiny Perfect Blog?

Anonymous said...

Not sure if Ken was being serious or not, but I figure Brian would be the next most likely to be TPB after Lou Arab.

Anonymous said...

No way could Mason possibly have time to undertake such a project, could he?

Is he a fairly web-savvy guy? TPB was pretty up to speed on google analytics and other tech stuff, as well as being very well versed on the NDP's pet issues.

Does Brian exhibit tendencies in both of these areas?

Anonymous said...

Not really, Mason gets his next day's schedule faxed to his house every night. This is not a tech savvy person.

If it wasn't Lou Arab, the next most likely candidate is caucus staffer John Ashton. He's got the inside scoop that all staff would have and is a big web head. The NDs go to him for all things tech. Plus he's rabidly partisan and prone to saying more than he should, as was TPB.

Anonymous said...

Well if Kowalski says so, it must be true.

PC staffer said...

For a while there, Hugh MacDonald and a few Liberals thought TPB was NDP research director Sarah Hoffman. She seems smart enough, although if it's her, she is far nicer in person then in her writing style. She's pretty into the whole Children's Services Issues, as was TPB.

Anonymous said...

Time for Mason to go.

denny's evil twin said...

Well if an anonymous poster says so, then yes, I guess it is.

Sorry Brian, I know you've fought the good fight on de-regulation, auto insurance, royalties, rent control, bill 44, and a series of other issues for, what 20 years? But an anonymous poster on a Liberal blog doesn't like you - so you are O-U-T!

Someone tell Notley she's up.

Marco Cyncar said...

Man, Ashton's had a rough run of it. TPB is shut down and then the Eskimos lose to the Ti-Cats. He probably cares more about the Esks than fighting for the workin man.

Art said...

Can't do anything about the Eskimos, but this should cheer John up - Alberta Report is back:

http://thealbertareport.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Do Mason and/or his staffers really have nothing better to do than troll a "liberal blog?"

Shanonne said...

Well Shannon does. Actually she's got so much better things to do than actually readying this. Like so important. My god. Like totally.