Wednesday, April 12, 2006

If They Can Do It ... Why Can't We?

With the PC leadership race pretty well underway, one of the most noticeable things lacking from potential leader's platform (except Ted Morton, who most figure is a longshot to Dinning) are changes to our electoral format.

What bothers me more is that a socialist province like
Manitoba is prepared to enact law disallowing MLA's to cross the floor without first resigning and holding a by-election, or sitting as an indepedent.

Another socialist province, BC, has already enacted laws allowing recall, as well as fixed term limits for Premiers. So why is Alberta so behind the times? Those calling themselves part of the "Progressive Conservative" movement, have obviously lost sight of the meaning of the word "progressive".

Take a look at
Jim Dinning's site. You know, for a guy who has been running for the Premier's post for the past 5 years, you would think he could come up with SOME policy. If you find any here, let me know.

Mark Norris is working on policy, according to his website anyway. Better hurry up Mark - you only have about 9 months!

Lyle Oberg has "values and vision" -but no policy. Perhaps highway billboard advertising Lyle?

Ted Morton has more than just a vision for Alberta, he also has a policy and plan called the Alberta Agenda. Of course, Ted is a real policy wonk so we can expect to get exceptional policy reform from Ted. Only problem? Ted won't win - especially if you add Preston Manning into the mix. I hope his exit strategy includes considering coming over to the Alberta Alliance where he belongs! After all, the Alberta Alliance is the only party utilizing his Alberta Agenda as part of it's policy platform.

Ed Stelmach doesn't have a website that can be found so I haven't a clue what his policy iniatives are. If you find one, let me know and I will post it.

So there you are ...... your choices (so far) for Alberta Premier.

7 Comments:

At Wed Apr 12, 05:03:00 PM MDT, Blogger Benevolent Dictatorship said...

www.renewingtheonepartystate.blogspot.com

Has the details on all the aspirants.

 
At Wed Apr 12, 05:52:00 PM MDT, Blogger The Watcher said...

Ted won't win - especially if you add Preston Manning into the mix. I hope his exit strategy includes considering coming over to the Alberta Alliance where he belongs!

Ted Morton's "exit strategy" is to become a major figure in a Preston Manning government, raise his profile, and then become Premier next time around. The Alberta Alliance simply does not fit in to the plans of intellectuals like Ted Morton or Preston Manning.

 
At Wed Apr 12, 06:53:00 PM MDT, Blogger Brian C said...

Good grief watcher, you have an entire site devoted to criticizing Paul Hinman and the Alberta Alliance?!? At 63, I assume Preston didn't have the time to become government as the Alberta Alliance leader. However, your presumption is that Preston Manning wins as leader of the PC party. Dinning may be like Paul Martin and have the riding associations largely sewn up. If you listen to Paul Hinman, he has appealing ideas for more than "evangelical Christians" as you state on your page. Aizlynne has a great point here. These men removed Ralph because he lacked a plan for Alberta. Except for Morton, why don't these guys have a detailed plan for Alberta?

 
At Sun Apr 16, 04:46:00 PM MDT, Blogger The Watcher said...

Good grief watcher, you have an entire site devoted to criticizing Paul Hinman and the Alberta Alliance?!?

It's a small, but dedicated readership.

If you listen to Paul Hinman, he has appealing ideas for more than "evangelical Christians" as you state on your page.

brian c, I pay close attention to Paul Hinman. I recently blogged about how AAP members really view him. I make the case that most of the membership are already thinking of a post-Hinman era, including Aizlynne. That is why she is openly speculating about having Ted Morton join the AAP.

 
At Mon Apr 17, 01:13:00 AM MDT, Blogger Candace said...

Just out of curiousity, but doesn't it concern you that only "progressive" governments have tabled anti-floor-crossing bills?

Just asking.

Because crossing the floor is the last bastion left to an MP or MLA that has serious disagreements with the tack the party is taking. Yes, there will be Belindas that do it for personal gain, but I would bet that the majority have serious issues with either their party or their ability to accomplish anything within said party (often the same thing).

 
At Thu Apr 27, 01:24:00 PM MDT, Blogger TonyGuitar said...

The BC government is only liberal in name but is in reality a conservative party.

The rest of Canada can be forgiven for not knowing that. The MSM pretty well keeps these things a secret. TG

 
At Thu Apr 27, 01:24:00 PM MDT, Blogger TonyGuitar said...

The BC government is only liberal in name but is in reality a conservative party.

The rest of Canada can be forgiven for not knowing that. The MSM pretty well keeps these things a secret. TG

 

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