Friday, March 13, 2009

This Week in Alberta - Politicians on Mushrooms!

After spirited debates surrounding Alberta's official grass, official sport, and new license plate design, the MLAs in Edmonton spent some time this week debating what Alberta's official mushroom should be. Ahh, the joys of being in a province where the economy is going so good that legislators can focus on issues like this rather than...what?...oh, never mind.

You know, if the MLAs are going to do this, they should at least try and make some cash off of it. Take a page from the Olympics and vote on Alberta's official soft drink, official gas station, and official credit card. Use the sponsorship money to wipe out the deficit.

A free market solution for what ails a free market province!

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  • Well I'm glad we're not the only province with incompetent politicians I guess.

    Here in NS, in the last two week and a half session they spent in legislature before Christmas, they chose our provincial horse and our provincial sport.

    Now they're on break until June.

    What a joke.

    By Blogger me dere robert, at 9:28 AM  

  • Next up, the officially-most-hated Liberal government policy of Alberta.

    Surely several decades of casually hating the NEP hasn't been enough. Let's put it on paper.

    By Blogger Pareta, at 10:35 AM  

  • It's been an epic Spring session of the Alberta Legislature.

    In case you missed it, the Speaker has been in a bit of a flap around MLAs using Laptops/Blackberries/PDAs during Question Period.

    By Blogger daveberta, at 12:47 PM  

  • Go get im Dave, wish people would reseach issues before making comment.
    Bitumin going south, the Free Trade Agreement ring a bell? NEP, how about the timing of the reduction of the U. S. reserve requiremnts at that time that drove oil prices down. NEP is a sadly mistaken bogeyman.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:02 PM  

  • "NEP is a sadly mistaken bogeyman."

    Not to mention that it hasn't existed in about a generation; the average Albertan was most likely to be in elementary school or diapers while it existed. That is, assuming they grew up in the Province and have any memories of it, at all.

    That, or the fact that the Prime Minister who is forever tied to the NEP has been dead for the better part of a decade....

    Given the myriad of issues facing us right now, you'd think we would do better to pay attention to what's in front of us? ;)

    By Anonymous rc, at 3:53 PM  

  • Bitumin going south, the Free Trade Agreement ring a bell? NEP, how about the timing of the reduction of the U.S. reserve requiremnts at that time that drove oil prices down.

    The NEP was introduced in 1980. Alberta's economy started tanking within months. The 1980's oil price crash didn't happen until 1985 or so.

    By Anonymous The Invisible Hand, at 12:18 AM  

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