Thursday, December 14, 2006


No one knows a thing about him, including Albertans. And now he's our Premier.

Since no one knows much of anything about him, his first Cabinet will certainly help define Ed. Daveberta speculates on who will make the cut in Friday's announcement. The CBC has also made a list of his 42 promises and will presumably be checking them off over time.


  • God Ed is boring. My reaction to anything he does comes down to "meh". Even his election promises are boring:

    Education: Revisit the funding formula for schools and students to make it responsive to rapid changes in the student population.

    Helath Care: Work with health regions and health-care professionals to find solutions and incentives that improve a publicly funded health system.

    His first act as premier is to reduce the size of cabinet? Whoop-de-do, this is an old Alberta political party trick – reduce it their first term to show their “doing things differently” and then slowly raise it over time when they realize its difficult for one minister to manage the portfolios of “post-secondary education, primary education, innovation and technology, scientific research, and economic development”. Does anyone really care about eliminating cabinet spots?

    Jim was at least was charismatic, Morton you could get fired up about, Ed

    By Blogger BGWest, at 2:44 p.m.  

  • Who is this guy?

    I live in Alberta and I have never heard of him.

    By Blogger Down & Out in L A, at 3:53 p.m.  

  • Eddy is a jack of all trades as are most farmers, and master of us all, for the time being. He's no king Ralph thats for sure. He is quiet or "boring" depending on your take. The reason most people have never heard of him is... he just gets things done and does not go looking to be in the limelight for doing so. Not your typical politician. Lets hope he continues his old ways.

    By Blogger Tim, at 9:26 p.m.  

  • Here are my guesses

    Lloyd Snelgrove (Vermilion-Lloydminster)
    President of the Treasury Board, Minister of Service Alberta, (Minister Responsible for Personnel Administration Office)

    Doug Horner (Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert)
    Minister of Advanced Education and Technology

    Iris Evans (Sherwood Park)
    Minister of Employment, Immigration and Industry

    Mel Knight (Grande Prairie-Smoky)
    Minister of Energy

    Dave Hancock (Edmonton-Whitemud)
    Minister of Health and Wellness, Government House Leader

    Ray Danyluk (Lac La Biche-St. Paul)
    Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

    Ron Liepert (Calgary-West)
    Minister of Education

    Janis Tarchuk (Banff-Cochrane)
    Minister of Children's Services

    Rob Renner (Medicine Hat)
    Minister of Environment, Deputy Government House Leader

    George Groeneveld (Highwood)
    Minister of Agriculture and Food

    Lyle Oberg (Strathmore-Brooks)
    Minister of Finance

    Luke Ouellette (Innisfail-Sylvan Lake)
    Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation

    Ron Stevens (Calgary-Glenmore )
    Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Deputy Government House Leader

    Greg Melchin (Calgary-North West)
    Minister of Seniors and Community Supports

    Guy Boutilier (Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo)
    Minister of International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Relations

    Ted Morton (Foothills-Rocky View)
    Minister of Sustainable Resource Development

    Fred Lindsay (Stony Plain)
    Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security

    Hector Goudreau (Dunvegan-Central Peace)
    Minister of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture

    By Blogger Down & Out in L A, at 4:21 p.m.  

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