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Thursday, January 18, 2007

session on the horizon...

The rumour mill has rolled out February 26 as the beginning of the 2007 Spring session of the Alberta Legislature.

It's also likely that the first Bill presented by Premier Ed Stelmach's PC Government will be a pseudo-Accountability Act, which among other things would propose the creation of the long-overdue Lobbyist Registry.

The creation of a Lobbyist Registry is something that the Liberal Opposition has been strongly calling for over the past few years.

I've been fairly busy lately, but will roll out with more regular blogging in the coming weeks...


Anonymous said...

Stelmach's plan, if implemented as intended, would be a Lobbyist & Contractor registry. So you know who is lobbying government AND who is doing paid work for them. Be interesting to know if some parties are on both lists.

Not sure about your reference to "pseudo". The word pseudo as defined is used to mark something as fraudulent, or pretending to be something it is not. Not sure that is the case here. So are the Alberta Liberals fraudulent? Why the dig on Stelmach for proposing something that would be an improvement? As I assume that if no such proposal was being made, you would be as inclined to say that he is ignoring the issue.

Or maybe I am reading the worst into your comment. If so, maybe I just need a coffee.

daveberta said...

I used "pseudo" because though it may be presented as an Alberta version of the Federal Accountability Act, it won't be the same.

I haven't seen any legislation as of yet, so I guess we'll see what it looks like...

So, yeah maybe you should have another cup of coffee. :-)