Why, oh why, did it take Anne McLellan so long to tour the flood damage in Calgary in southern Alberta
? Paul Martin had valid business to attend to, so it’s understandable that he couldn’t come until now. But Anne McLellan is the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
. Given that there aren’t a lot of other emergencies in Canada right now (save perhaps the ongoing NHL lock-out), it strikes me as odd that the minister responsible for disasters
and the Senior Political Minister for Alberta (well, the only
Minister - and only MP - for Alberta) would wait until now to come see the flood damage.
I imagine next weekend she will be off to see the damage from Hurricane Ivan in Nova Scotia and then she’ll be off to tour Ice Storm damage in Quebec.