The Daily Dinning Returns
February 7, 2002
Mr. Jim Palmer
Further to your conversation with Steve Snyder, I am pleased to provide you TransAlta's support for Project 2000.
On a personal note, I worry that our governments across the country have become a 'hotbed of rest' and I can only hope that Mr. Martin and others might be able to re-inject a sense of urgency, passion and priority into the affairs of our nation. Soon.
Kind personal regards,
Executive Vice President
Sustainable Development and External Relations
Now, for those of you confused as to why this would be a major scandal (besides the misleading statements Dinning gave back at the time that Wells gets into), let me explain a bit to you about Alberta politics. Albertans are very forgiving people. If you make fun of people on AISH, they'll forgive you. If you throw a book at a young girl, they'll forgive you. If you say that ranchers should have "shot, shoveled, and shut up" rather than reporting Mad Cow cases, they'll forgive you. If in a drunken stupor, you go and berate homeless people at a shelter, they'll forgive you.
But there is one thing Albertans will not forgive you for.
And that one thing is being connected to the federal Liberals. So I suspect donating $25,000 to Paul Martin's campaign will not go over extremely well with the PC members in this province. Just a hunch.