Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Another Flip Flop by Premier Alison Redford


 Alison Redford campaigned on a promise to conduct a judicial inquiry into political coercesion in the health care system.  Now it seems she's having second thoughts.   Instead she said she's going to beef up the Health Council could investigate as well as full inquiry would do.

The opposition is not happy..  ND leader Brian Mason said,
“In no way can you make the assertion that the health quality council will ever have the independence it needs in order to get to the bottom of this, and it should get to the bottom of this,” said NDP Leader Brian Mason, suggesting the council is too linked with top health officials

Wildrose leader Danielle Smith says this represents a broken promise.
Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith said Redford’s comments represent a broken promise. She said even a beefed up health quality council likely won’t be enough to convince health “I think they want to see Ms. Redford keep her promise for an independent judicial inquiry, to provide that safe environment for them to come forward knowing they’re not going to be bullied or punished for it.”professionals to come forward to testify about episodes of alleged coercion.

Newly minted Liberal leader Raj Sherman also weighed in,
“She has flip-flopped, she is ducking and hiding. Albertans need answers. Unless somebody is held accountable and ample evidence is brought forward, we’re not going to get to the truth.”
Not even a month since her election as leader, she's flipped flopped on holding a fall session of the legislature, transmission lines, now waffling on the judicial inquiry.  What's next?  How can we trust her?

She was going to represent change. Do things differently.  It looks like the same old,same old to me!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Yeah,Farmers To Finally Get Freedom!


For almost 70 yrs now western Canadian grain producers have been forced by the government to market their grain through the Canadian Wheat Board.  My grandfather,father and uncles had no choice but to sell their grain to the CWB where there were quotas.  The CWB told you when you could sell, for what price and how much grain you could sell in one quota period and that quota period was only for a limited time. Plus you had to have you permit books which kept track of the quotas and your sales.

They won't be able to take advantage of it but I know for sure my dad is glad and if grand dad and my uncles were still alive they would all be happy that  the federal  government will finally this week introduce legislation so that western Canadian farmers can finally have choice in marketing their wheat and barley.. August 1,2012 is the date the government is aiming for when farmers will have their freedom. 

We are living in the 21st century and with the internet and commodities marketing I'm sure many farmers will be able to handle marketing their own grain quite fine  For farmers who don't want to market their own grain, the CWB will still be  there for them. and if the CWB wants to survive they'll be forced to be competitive   Farmers will have choice and there's no good reason why they shouldn't.have that choice. It's a no brainer. It's a win,win for everyone.

Let's hope August 1,2012 will truly be a day to celebrate when farmers will finally have choice. It will be long overdue.

The bill will most likely pass because the Conservatives have a majority in the House and the Senate.  Farewell, single desk!!!