This Week in Alberta - Police Raid Tory HQ!
1. It came out a few days ago that the RCMP raided Alberta's Justice Department last July, looking for proof of a forged document that had been entered into evidence at an earlier inquiry. Also:
According to Moore's sworn statement, the Department of Infrastructure freedom of information officer who was handling The Journal's access to information request told police she was directed not to release the politically embarrassing flight log records until after the election. The warrant also alleges a Department of Infrastructure IT staffer, who tried to discover how the e-mail was altered technically, was ordered to stop his investigations by a senior department bureaucrat.
2. Since I missed "this week in Alberta" last week, here's another blogger's week-in-review.
3. The Liberals muse about changing their name. Like the idea or not, I have a hard time seeing this one get the 75% vote it would need at an ALP convention to pass. But hell, at least it beats the annual 2 hour debate on the price of membership!
4. Earlier this month, David Swann shuffled his shadow Cabinet, naming Laurie Blakeman deputy leader and Dave Taylor Finance critic. This prompted the super-awesome suggestion by Daveberta that the ALP name critics who are not currently in caucus.
Think about it. Your critics are already doing the job of 3, due to a small caucus. And naming critics from outside caucus would be a great way to showcase future candidates, and give the party a voice in rural Alberta (where I presume several of the critics would come from).