Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8
April VIIIth, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
An Editor's Note: Your caucus colleague the Hon. Rachel Notley, B. A., LL. B., MLA, Premier & President of the Executive Council & Minister of Intergovernmental Relations, New Democratic, Edmonton-Strathcona informs me that with the way grocery prices are rising that $45,000.00 of the $90,000.00 for the production costs for the speech from her home kitchen was for the cost of the fruit in the bowl next to her. It was well worth it as she bought only organic fruit from the Old Strathcona Farmers Market.
Your caucus colleague the Hon. Sarah Hoffman, B. A., B. Sc., B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA, Deputy Premier & Minister of Health, New Democratic, Edmonton-Glenora might just be craftier than the Christmas gift that keeps on giving, year after year over four decades later: "The Watergate Tapes" recorded on glorious audio cassette by then XXXVIIth President Of The United States Of America Richard Milhous Nixon, Republican-California.
In her letter standing down from office, ex-Chief Executive officer of Alberta Health Services (AHS) Vickie Kaminski alleges that Minister Hoffman & her deputies were giving voice operational commands & command codes without any accompanying paper or email trail. Which is actually quite unethical if true as even secret cabinet or ministerial orders are required to have written paper backup, standard parliamentary procedure (just ask Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Clinton of New York & her XXII (22) home based computer emails which should land her in jail but which she'll get pardoned for by XLIVth President Barack Hussein Obama, Democratic-Illinois (Kenya) for on his last day in office.) Now if true, I'd like to point out that there is no audiotape of the Minister or Boss Deputy Minister Carl Amrhein saying such things (although for a PH. D. himself, Carl clearly has zero idea of what the in hell he is doing you might notice!) Then we have Cowtown Mayor Naheed Nenshi stating that the Minister never said such things. As a result, we must give the Minister & her staff the benefit of the doubt since a "he said versus she said" situation.
While AHS is okay for the most part & Chairman Linda Hughes & her Executive team are quite excellent, the entire organization needs to be cannibalized. I mean take a look at statistical fact analysis since AHS was created by then "genius" Minister Ron Liepert, Progressive Conservative, now a Conservative MP (how I will never know) & his fellow academic master then-Premier Ed Stelmach, Progressive Conservative. When Alberta Health had complete operational control of all health department functions under the auspices of a Deputy Minister & that Deputy Minister was always a Medical Doctor, red tape was less. Billions a year less in fact was spent & patients were seen faster & treated in a more expeditious matter. Its time to return to this formula. It seems to me that this is the best format in which to reconstitute the health concerns of Albertans, even if it costs a couple of hundred million in severance to say farewell to the AHS Board.
Maybe They Should Make Vickie Kaminski The New Federal New Democratic Party Leader As It Doesn't Take An "MD" Moniker To See That As Long As Tom Mulcair Is Leader That Party is In Life Support!