Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate, Jasper Place Public Library Terminal #X, Edmonton, Alberta
September XVIIIth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
Looking at the Edmonton Journal the last few days, I can see the band councils IV native bands are not really contributing to the proper education of aboriginal kids. You need a proper aboriginal overseer who can get increased tax revenue from the Federal Government & Indian Affairs Departments IV tax revenue & health & overall educational revenue.
You need some1 who can manipulate the system & really work hard for the kids. Might I suggest Dennis Anderson, a stellar arm twister from the Ralph Klein years in his cabinet. Or perhaps a native person such as the lovely Colleen Klein or the extremely adept former cabinet Minister Mike Cardinal. These folks have the networks & groups that can make sure any extra monies IV the kids and the reserve schools is spent appropriately & not wasted by the bands & their unethical portions of their administrative wings.
Source: The Edmonton Journal, Elise Stolte.