Thursday, March 29, 2012

So Alison Redford Wants To Change "The Character" of Alberta

So Alison Redford said she wants to "change the character" of Alberta.    Excuse me, what do you mean by that Ms. Redford?  What's wrong with Alberta the way it is? 
In response to a question, Redford said: “I have a great deal of certainly and confidence in terms of where Albertans are viewing the future of the province, and I don’t think it’s the status quo and don’t think it’s going back 15 or 20 years.
“I think it’s about the future, understanding that we’re a different community, we’re a different society, that we have the opportunity to make some really wise and long-term decisions that will change the character of our province.”
It reminds me of Michelle Obama during the 2008 US presidential election musing about what Americans could expect from her husband about changing traditions,and history etc.
 “We’re going to have to make sacrifices, we’re going to have to change our conversation, we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history and we’re going to have to move to a different place.”

 All of this doesn't surprise me coming from Redford.  She spent some time working at the UN so she is of that kind of mindset.
The Secretary General of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali appointed and assigned Alison Redford to a post in the United Nations as a special legal adviser.[citation needed]
Throughout the 1990s, Redford worked as a technical adviser on constitutional and legal reform issues in various parts of Africa for the European Union, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Canadian Government and the Government of Australia. Her work in Africa focused on human rights litigation, developing education programs and policy reform with respect to gender issues.[3]
Danielle Smith was right in calling her out on it.    These are the kind of things we need to be alerted about.
 Smith says she doesn’t want to change the character of Alberta.
“I don’t think we need to be fixed,” says Smith, calling this election “a fight for the heart and soul of the province.”
She thinks Redford “doesn’t like Alberta all that much. She doesn’t like who we are. Do we need to be changed? Do we need Ms. Redford to change us? I think the answer is a resounding no.”
I like Danielle, like Alberta the way it is.  It doesn't need to be changed thank you very much!  The only change that needs to be done is a change in government! 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Fellow Albertans, We Go to the Polls April 23


  Well, it looks like we're off.  Premier Nanny Redford dropped the writ earlier this morning. We go to the polls on April 23.
This election will shape up to be a very exciting,hard fought and probably one of the most important elections in Alberta history.  This time for a long,long time Albertans will have a real choice between the PC's or Wildrose.  The Liberals,ND's and the new Alberta party are not expected  to a big factor.

Issues that will most likely be front and center is health care,mainly the so called public inquiry that Alison Redford promised to call on doctor intimidation but instead has called one on cue jumping.  Education will be another one in which the PC's attempted to pass Bill 2 which calls for especially Homeschoolers to be under the Alberta Human Rights Act. Property right will be another big one and of course corruption and the sense of entitlement will be on the agenda.

The PCs have been in power now for 41 years.  They first got elected in 1971.  They have become old, tired arrogant and corrupted. They've mismanaged our money and our resources.  We need some new fresh faces with new ideas at the helm.   If you want a true conservative government,Wildrose is your best bet.  The PC's are in no way conservative in any way shape or form.  Don't be fooled. Just because they have "Conservative" in their title doesn't mean a thing.  

I urge everyone to get informed. Don't just rely on the media.  Go and do your own homework. Visit each party's website, go to the debates and all candidates forums in your local area.  Get to know who your local candidates are and ask questions of each of them when they come to your door.

An informed electorate is good for democracy. So pay attention and don't let the candidates try and fool you. Decide where you want Alberta to go and vote accordingly.