Monday, January 7, 2008

Monday Monday

Monday can often be a real downer for a lot of people, so here's a couple of positive stories to try and counteract:


My friend and former Library Board colleague Heather Kennedy is hard at work for the people of Wood Buffalo in her new role as Deputy Minister for the Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat.

An article in today's Journal does a good job outlining a few of the things that Heather will be tackling in her two-year term.

It should be noted that the article points out that the Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat was created by Premier Stelmach specifically to address growth pressures in the Fort McMurray area.

It should also be noted that John Vyboh, undoubtably Fort McMurray's best-known provincial Liberal, supports the Premier's decision to create the Secretariat and believes that she will do good work for the people of the region. This is in stark contrast to fellow Liberal Hugh MacDonald, who (like the NDP) was exceptionally critical of Heather's appointment.

The Liberals can't even get their story straight on something this important to Fort McMurray.

And people wonder why they don't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the seat...


On the more human side of politics, someone passed this along to me this morning.

Dave Hancock is someone for whom I have the utmost respect. He is to be commended not only for his efforts to improve himself, but in setting a great example for all of us (yours truly included) by walking the walk as Health Minister.

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