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Friday, January 15, 2010

alberta, this is your cabinet.

Finance Minister Ted Morton has compared Alberta to a buffet.

Health & Wellness Minister Gene Zwozdesky wants a family unit (think: it's a family affair…)

Housing & Urban Affairs Minister Jonathan Denis wants to send a message to people who use social housing.

He remains Minister of Education, and Dave Hancock faced brutal criticism from +500 of his constituents this week.

Former Agriculture Minister George Groeneveld admits (tongue and cheek) that he was getting "a little long in the tooth."

Energy Minister Ron Liepert wants to limit growth in the oil sands.

Calls to Janis Tarchuk's office were not returned.

Premier Ed Stelmach is already eying the next cabinet shuffle and also talking about sending funds to Haiti… or not? Wait, yes, they are.

Opposition leaders thought the shuffle was akin to shuffle lounge chairs on the Hindenburg, re-shuffling of deck chairs, and re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Creativity points all around.


Anonymous said...

What's wrong with having performance measures and looking after taxpayer's $?

Anonymous said...

If this is rebooted progressive politics... I don't want to be part of it.

Anonymous said...

This is Dave's blog. I love it.

Anonymous said...

More like "rebooted regressive" politics.

Peggy said...

Dear anonymouses (anonymi?)

this shuffle has nothing to do with progressive anything!

Anonymous said...

Good breakdown Dave. What a goofy bunch Ed keeps trying to shove down our throats. Juggle them how he may, two powerful storms are blowing his way. With Danielle Smith and the WAP on the right, and a (hopefully) organized party born of RebootAB on their left, the days of unquestionable PC majorities may finally be nearing an end.

Anonymous said...

If this Reboot AB group is full of unions and university students, its not going to get anywhere. Look at the demographics that vote PC now, they are your target. I hope Reboot has that in mind when they are organizing. I would like to see at least two parties or visions that are competitive in this province.