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  • #31
    Notley names longtime NDP MLA Mason as Government House Leader

    http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/notley-na...ader-1.2384836
    Fly Edmonton first. Support EIA

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    • #32
      Originally posted by KC View Post
      Yes, it might be quite refreshing compared to the corruption and self-dealing that seems so pervasive among many corporately minded people these days. Or actually, maybe it's always present after a time in any long ruling in party: Years ago I heard a story from someone involved in bidding to build a govt building. Should have won the bid but didn't for questionable reasons ...but challenging the awarding of the bid would have created other collateral damage.
      I have a hard time believing that, if it was a truly public tender. Case law is well established for that kind of thing. If it's a public tender for a project being built with public money, it goes to the lowest bidder. Period. Unless there are very specific and transparent criteria that are announced at the time of the tender call. This kind of thing can be very litigious, and it's closely watched.

      http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/27256...ment+in+Canada

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
        Originally posted by KC View Post
        Yes, it might be quite refreshing compared to the corruption and self-dealing that seems so pervasive among many corporately minded people these days. Or actually, maybe it's always present after a time in any long ruling in party: Years ago I heard a story from someone involved in bidding to build a govt building. Should have won the bid but didn't for questionable reasons ...but challenging the awarding of the bid would have created other collateral damage.
        I have a hard time believing that, if it was a truly public tender. Case law is well established for that kind of thing. If it's a public tender for a project being built with public money, it goes to the lowest bidder. Period. Unless there are very specific and transparent criteria that are announced at the time of the tender call. This kind of thing can be very litigious, and it's closely watched.

        http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/27256...ment+in+Canada
        Maybe now but this was under Social Credit in maybe the 1950s and the person hinting at the issue was a retired lawyer.

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        • #34
          Ah, didn't realize you meant it was so long ago.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
            Ah, didn't realize you meant it was so long ago.
            Yeah - under the previous entrenched party.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Top_Dawg View Post


              Good one KC.

              Top_Dawg figgers Notley couldn't find enough cabinet material in her caucus to appoint any more ministers.

              The last five were no doubt a challenge.

              Get ready for a vegan naked yoga instructor as Minister of Sustainable Resources and a colon hydrotherapist as Minister of Finance.

              Considering the Edmonton Journal endorsed the PCs, or was it just Prentice, I wonder how even handed their treatment of the new players will be.

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              • #37
                Looks like Deborah Drever (who had the questionable pictures on her Facebook) is at it again.


                https://twitter.com/cbcarch


                https://twitter.com/garybtvnews
                Last edited by Hilman; 22-05-2015, 11:21 AM.

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                • #38
                  That's the kind of thing that, if it were done by Stephen Colbert, would be hailed as a hilarious takedown of two right-wing, socially conservative politicians. But, well, Deborah Drever isn't Stephen Colbert.

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                  • #39
                    And she's out. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...084083?cmp=rss

                    With stuff from a few years ago she can argue it's in the past. This was done post election.

                    "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong"

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                    • #40
                      Ha ha. What a loser.

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                      • #41
                        I hope she's now seated next to McIver on the opposition side. This session could be a ton o' fun!

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                        • #42
                          Notley is screwing up. She says she is going to "review" this matter in a year and see if she is welcome back. Really? After THIS? The fact that Notley don't permanently dump this basket case immediately shows she has little integrity.

                          Honestly, if a Wildrose candidate posted something like this online and Brian Jean said he was open to allowing them back in to caucus, the backlash would be enormous! This is as bad as the bozo eruptions that did Danielle Smith in.

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                          • #43
                            NDP admits 'serious mistake' in linking invitations to fundraising

                            http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...sing-1.3083971

                            What part of "Albertans voted for change" does this new NDP government not get? I can understand a few rookie mistakes in the beginning but really?

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                            • #44
                              And they aren't even sworn in yet...

                              If this clown parade so far is a preview of the next 4 years, it's going to be spectacular. Kind of like when Rob Ford was mayor of Toronto.

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                              • #45
                                The NDP will have a challenge going forward in dealing with the overzealous portion of their supporters who need to learn to think and rethink the consequences of everything. They also need to get used to the idea that, as per their platform, there needs to be a hard line between party and government.

                                "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong"

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