Thursday, September 23, 2010
Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate
Beverly Crest Public Library Terminal #XXI
September XXIIIrd, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
What happened II the NorQuest College students who were promised (& won openly) the grant money IV educational purposes & living expenses is quite appalling. Hell, its actually disgusting. These people who are obviously at the end of their rope & are trying II improve their lives by getting a decent quality of education should not have II rely on cheques.
You'd think in this society, your colleague Minister Tommy Lukaszuk over at Employment & Immigration would help these disadvantaged, yet superb Albertans set up automatic bank accounts and establish a credit rating. This would eliminate any need IV manual paper cheques II be mailed out. It would also save Tommy a fortune in postage costs, and I know Finance Minister Theodore (Teddy) Morton is looking IV ways II save on administrative costs.
I am clearly not saying racism is involved here. But a lot of these students are of aboriginal &/or other minority status. If they have earned the money & have been legally promised it in writing from governments &/or private corporations, then the payments should be on time, every time each month, no excuses, no second chances! In fact, the payments should be autodeposited at least one day earlier each month to allow the students to properly line up their monthly bill payments & then set up expense charts that outline the needs of themselves IV their education. Not to mention the needs of any family members such as dependent children who are relying on them.
Fix It Now David, If You Won't Who Else Will,
Source: The Edmonton Journal, Elise Stolte.