Wednesday, June 18, 2008

fortis et liber

Ed Stelmach’s ambitious agenda of change (that works for Albertans!) has finally produced some tangible results, with this week’s announcement that Alberta will be changing it’s license plate logo.

So the wild rose is out, and will be replaced by oily the splotch. No, just kidding – but that would have been fun, wouldn’t it? Instead “strong a free” will now don license plates, and the rocky mountains will replace the wild rose as the picture.

Even though my choice of “Alberta: Go ahead, make my daydidn’t win, I can live with “strong and free”. Some are criticizing it as being “too American” but, well, the thing is a quote from the Canadian national anthem.
So well done Ed - I salute you! I can only hope you will soon right the grave injustice that occured when rough fescue was named the official grass of Alberta.



  • "Strong and Free" also happens to be Alberta's official motto. Not that anyone would ever know that as we are not taught any of our own history in our wonderful educational system.

    By Blogger Tim, at 8:39 p.m.  

  • What about "Freeze in the dark you bastards"?

    By Blogger Sean Cummings, at 9:00 p.m.  

  • Sweet. This is bound to produce Stelmachmania in Alberta. But unlike Trudeaumania where young ladies threw themselves screaming at a powerful leader...Stelmachmania will produce old ladies and farmers getting excited over the new license plates proposed by a powerful leader.

    I love Alberta! I hope Stelmach takes on the tough issue of changing the tourism slogan next!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:56 p.m.  

  • If Klein was around it would be: "Shoot, shovel and shut up".

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:28 a.m.  

  • How about "Alberta: F*ck off!"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:15 a.m.  

  • I believe that Wild Rose Country still won the poll handily.

    "Alberta: Freezing Eastern Bastards in the Dark Since 1981" Would have been handy and fun :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:09 p.m.  

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