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  • Tim Uppal named to cabinet

    Good news - another E-towner at the cabinet along with Ambrose
    Not so good news - it's a minor F.A. ministry
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  • #2
    I may be wrong but I seem to recall some controversy about unpaid debts or something, plus some riding selection issues but his experience includes a health council, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and a community advisory council.


    • #3
      I think the old riding selection issue got put to rest when he got re-elected this May.
      Good for Tim. Nice to see an Edmonton/Sherwood Park MP get into cabinet.
      Gone............................and very quickly forgotten may I add.


      • #4
        Now lets just wait and see if he stands up for the Capital Region when we really need it...


        • #5
          I think he put him there because they want to keep shoring up the ethnic vote, plain and simple.

          Reminds me of this ridiculously diverse campaign backdrop:

          Anyone that thinks Uppal was promoted to cabinet because he is a leader or because Harper cares about Edmonton, is dreaming.


          • #6
            My irony/BS detector went off and hasn't stopped. The "Honourable" Tim Uppal being named as Secretary for Democratic Reform is pretty rich. The same guy who the party parachuted in as their candidate in 2008 to replace the DEMOCRATICALLY chosen candidate is now going to be standing up in Parliament to discuss/debate democracy? Give me a break...


            • #7
              I wonder how longtime Conservative MPs (Edmonton area and beyond) feel about a newbie parachute MP being rewarded with a cabinet post?