Lame duck Alberta

Alberta Premier-elect Rachel Notley will now have to pick out a cabinet for the NDP government.

Re: editor John Harding’s recent editorial about the NDP victory in Alberta.

Alberta Premier-elect Rachel Notley will now have to pick out a cabinet for the NDP government.

A cabinet that will oversee revenues of $44 billion per year. Only four of the elected 54 NDP MLAs have had legislature experience. Ten of the newly-elected NDP MLAs are in their 20s. Eighteen names have to be picked to form cabinet. These 18 names will each be paid a taxpayer funded salary of $142,050 a year.

Notley’s choices are: application engineer, airline worker, bus driver, business consultant, cashier, civil servant, electrician, healthcare worker, insurance manager, lawyer, medical doctor, nurse, psychologist, restaurant manager, retiree, real estate agent, salesman, school trustee, secretary, service technician, shipper receiver, social worker, software consultant, student, teacher, union rep or yoga teacher.

Imagine trying to pick out a management team from the above choices for a $100 million dollar private company. Unbelievable.

This is only the start of many problems that Notley will be encountering. The majority of Alberta voters wanted a change and they got their change with a bunch of nobodies to watch over revenues of $44 billion per year.

Looks like Notley will be spending millions on high-paid consultants to provide training to a lame duck cabinet.

Joe SawchukDuncan

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