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------Silence is complicit ----Mdm. Marie-Claude Landry Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission -------They want the panel to oversee the implementation of recommendations from past child intervention system reviews, figure out the status of the internal reviews of the 38 children who have died in care since May 2015, hold the meetings in public, ensure there’s whistleblower protection for all front line workers and managers, and remove Sabir as a member so he can be questioned by the panel.----------J.E. Molnar Demands Troy Runzer like they only go back to May 2015 --- the date the NDP were elected. Does that sound like a witch hunt to you? It does to me. By not including the 44 year reign of the Tories, the terms of reference would be without valuable information. In addition, going public, rather than closed-door, would allow opportunistic politicians like McIver and Jean to grandstand all day long. No, I hope the government doesn't bend to the will of these self-serving politicos.Playing politics is what Leela Aheer, for the Wildrose Party, has done by posting on Facebook. Disgusting!------------Julie Ali · University of Alberta J.E. Molnar Going public would end the secrecy in the child welfare system. We only learned of the over 700 children who died during the PC error at the tail end of their dynasty. We believe that the NDP folks need to tell us what happened in this case and why the autopsy report that should take days took years. In my opinion, it is quite reasonable to post the case of Serenity on Facebook. The more constituents know about the failed performance of the NDP folks, the better we are prepared for the next election. If folks want to know the backend story of 44 years of PC incompetence prior to the 18 months of NDP incompetence they only have to read the Fatal Care series here: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/.../children-in.../index.html Facebook posts provide a snapshot of the issue not the entire issue. Also if the public really want to see the true face of the NDP they should read articles written by NDP supporters about the NDP performance in continuing care which is all about broken promises here: http://www.friendsofmedicare.org/wodak_sundre The 2015 NDP Election Platform promised to create 2,000 public long term care beds [not to close public beds and shifting to private supportive living], and to “end the PCs’ costly experiments in privatization, and redirect the funds to publicly delivered services. They are short-changing Alberta seniors by not creating enough long-term care beds and relying on expensive, for-profit delivery of inadequate assisted living and homecare. Hansard records for Monday, March 14, 2016 and Tuesday March 15, 2016 show an interesting role reversal; the Wildrose protesting shutting down long-term care beds and laying off nurses in Sundre, and NDP Health Minister Hoffman explaining that they’re not really losing LTC beds, although there might be a slightly different level of care the number of beds is increasing from 15 to 40. The Minister’s lines could have been written by any of the Tory Health Minsters in the last dozen years. and here: http://www.friendsofmedicare.org/losingground Parkland Report Confirms NDP Falling Short on Long-Term Care Promise Report finds Alberta's continuing care is 79% privatized with no significant improvement since the election of the NDP Government. Friends of Medicare are calling on the Alberta Government to recommit to their election promise to create "2,000 public long-term care beds over four years" in light of damning evidence provided in today's Parkland Institute "Losing Ground: Alberta's Residential Elder Care Crisis" report on long-term care in Alberta. Further steps should be reviewed and taken to phase out private continuing care entirely, in keeping with their election promise to "end the PCs' costly experiments in privatization, and redirect the funds to publicly delivered services." "Just as Minister Hoffman was able to point to a lack of evidence to support laboratory services privatization, today's report provides ample evidence to see action on 2000 public long-term care beds which are publicly funded and delivered. This report is another indication that we can do so much better for our seniors and vulnerable Albertans," concluded Azocar. http://www.vueweekly.com/where-are-the-ndp-on-long-term.../ Will the government stick to its convictions and prioritize the building of at least 2,000 public long-term care spaces despite the economy, or will they continue the neglect of Alberta’s seniors demonstrated by the previous government? Time is running out, and Alberta’s seniors deserve an answer. **** These articles were written by traditionally NDP supporters who have woken up to the conversion of the NDP to the new PCs. The NDPCs. These are interesting times. The opposition parties won't have to post on Facebook if the NDP supporters themselves are showing the public the failed performance and broken promises of the NDP folks we hired. Like · Reply · 4 mins------


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Opposition parties spurn government's child welfare panel

Published on: December 14, 2016 | Last Updated: December 14, 2016 8:04 AM MST
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In a rare political move, Alberta’s opposition parties banded together Tuesday to boycott the government’s all-party ministerial panel investigating the child welfare system.
Such a committee was originally proposed to Premier Rachel Notley by interim Progressive Conservative Leader Ric McIver, after revelations about the death of four-year-old Serenity in kinship care and the mishandling of her autopsy report and case file.
The government agreed to set one up, but when it came to the table with a two-page draft proposal for a proposed all-party ministerial panel, McIver balked.
So too did the Wildrose, Liberal and Alberta parties, saying the panel proposed by embattled Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir had no teeth, would be held behind closed doors and would tread the same path worn by previous reviews.
McIver called it “a sham vehicle for a government bent on whitewashing the incompetence of at least two of its minsters.”
Opposition Leaders, left, Progressive Conservative Ric Mclver, Liberal David Swann, Alberta Party Greg Clark and Wildrose Brian Jean held a joint news conference on Tuesday Dec. 13, 2016 to boycott the government's all-party ministerial panel on the child-death review process.
Opposition Leaders, left, Progressive Conservative Ric Mclver, Liberal David Swann, Alberta Party Greg Clark and Wildrose Brian Jean held a joint news conference on Tuesday Dec. 13, 2016 to boycott the government’s all-party ministerial panel on the child-death review process. ED KAISER
On Tuesday following question period, McIver filed into a media conference alongside Wildrose Leader Brian Jean, interim Liberal Leader David Swann, Alberta Leader Greg Clark and Wildrose house leader Nathan Cooper to outline the framework they want to see before they take part in any all-party panel.
They want the panel to oversee the implementation of recommendations from past child intervention system reviews, figure out the status of the internal reviews of the 38 children who have died in care since May 2015, hold the meetings in public, ensure there’s whistleblower protection for all front line workers and managers, and remove Sabir as a member so he can be questioned by the panel.
Opposition parties in Alberta aren’t known as the best of friends, but Jean said the fact all opposition party leaders were standing together on Tuesday pointed to their commitment to action.
Serenity died in 2014 after a traumatic head injury. When she arrived in hospital, she was covered in bruises, emaciated and suffering from hypothermia. The RCMP is investigating her death.
That was when the PCs were in power. McIver said his party is willing to be scrutinized about where it felt short when in government, just as the NDP should be.
“This is something we all feel strongly about,” he said. “We’re not playing politics.”
Deputy government house leader Deron Bilous said Tuesday some proposals put forward by the opposition parties have merit, but the government wants to give them due consideration before making a decision.
He will likely be in touch with the opposition parties Wednesday about their proposed framework.

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Alberta government to focus on permanent homes for children in care

Published on: December 14, 2016 | Last Updated: December 14, 2016 6:21 PM MST
Wildrose house leader Nathan Cooper said the second breach in 12 months shows a "continual lack of respect for the legislature."
Wildrose House Leader Nathan Cooper. ED KAISER / POSTMEDIA, FILE
The Alberta government is looking at ways to reduce the number of homes through which children in care are rotated, with details of a plan expected next month.
Premier Rachel Notley said Wednesday the province has been working internally to address the root causes of failings in the child intervention system.
She was tight-lipped on the details of a new plan, but said the government has put a lot of thought into addressing the issue of permanence and how many homes children find themselves in over the period in which they’re in care.
It’s a concern Child and Youth Advocate Del Graff has been raising for some time. He’s glad the issue is getting some attention from government.  
When children go through multiple unplanned moves, in the case of placement breakdowns for instance, it’s detrimental to their well-being, he said Wednesday in an interview.
“The most important thing we see with kids who do well, there’s stability in their home life, their relationships, their school, their leisure and community interests — in those areas of their life that give meaning to it,” Graff said.
“It’s one of those things we don’t really think about when it’s there, but when it’s not, it can be really troubling.”
Notley said her government has taken strides to address the root causes of children ending up in government care in the first place, including increases to the child tax benefit, eliminating the flat tax, and increasing funding for women’s shelters and front line services.
But when it comes to the framework for a new child intervention review panel, the official Opposition says it has yet to hear anything about how the panel will operate.
Embattled Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir announced the panel last week in response to demands for his resignation over his handling of the file of Serenity, a four-year-old First Nations girl who died in 2014 while in government kinship care.
On Tuesday, opposition parties banded together in an unusual show of solidarity, saying the panel announced by Sabir lacked teeth and would delay taking action to improve the system.
They proposed an alternate framework, which included implementing the recommendations of past reviews, ensuring the panel’s work is in public and recorded in Hansard, and removing Sabir from the panel so he can be grilled about his department.
Notley said Wednesday afternoon that the demands made by the opposition parties would all necessarily be included, but she’s hoping to get them an answer soon.
Opposition House Leader Nathan Cooper said it was “more than a little disappointing” not to have heard from government.
“Yesterday … the minister of human services said in the house that they reached out or were reaching out, none of which has transpired,” he said.
“It’s a little bit frustrating to be accused of playing politics when the government is saying one thing and doing another.”
Still, Cooper remained hopeful the opposition parties and government can come to an agreement.
“Under the right circumstances, I’m sure we can find a way to make this effective, but the government needs to be willing to start talking,” he said.
Whatever the outcome, Notley said the opposition seats will remain at the table, “should they choose to join at some point in the process or not.”
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Julie Ali ·
I am glad the opposition parties are holding the GOA accountable in the death of this child. The GOA is responsible for the care of children in the child welfare system. More than 700 children have already died. The NDP haven't implemented any of the changes required to make the system more transparent and open so that the public can hold them accountable for problems in the system.
If the NDP are no different than the PCs, if they practice the same brand of deny, delay and defend the GOA from the public's right to know and the public's requirements for accountability --why then don't they say they are the new PCs?
We voted the PCs out because we wanted a change in culture in the GOA with more transparency, more accountability and yes, better public service.
So far it's the same old, same old of the PCs with a less professional spin operation in place.
I hope the NDP shape up and perform better than this because as far as I can tell they have only one more year before they get into election mode and really one year isn't going to be enough to show the public the change we voted for.
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Les R. Landry ·
Go to Greg Clark's page and look at the comments on this..
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Once again, Alberta opposition parties and NDP/Notley haters are criticizing the current provincial government for a mess created during 44 years of PC rule. With no shame about the hypocrisy they show, in the Legislature, Alberta Party leader Greg Clark and WRP leader Brian Jean have asked the government why they haven’t implemented the proposals from the many many PC panels and reviews on Social Services issues done in the past. Four-year old Serenity’s death is a tragedy and happened in 2014 while the PCs were still in power. Instead of blaming the NDP for a system they did not create, why didn’t Clark and Jean turn their heads left and right and blame current and former PC MLAs for not implementing the changes from the many PC panels and reviews on Social Services issues done in the past? Why haven’t the current PC MLAs accepted responsibility for not moving on these changes in past years and pledging to support the current government in moving forward? On December 9, 2016, the Globe and Mail, and not Alberta newspapers, published a column by Duncan Kinney of Progress Alberta. In the column, he pointed out that the PCs knew of irregularities with the private school operator, Trinity Christian School Association, since 1997 but did nothing. Any surprise that Notley and the NDP are taking flak by actually doing something about this? There are 44 years’ worth of skeletons in the PC closet. Don’t be surprised if more of them see the light of day in coming months.
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Doug Wilson
The PC's did not withhold Serenity's file from the RCMP. The PC"s also did not reject terms of reference for an all party committee, stating it knew best. That's all on the NDP.
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Julie Ali ·
I don't think I am being hateful when I comment about the poor performance of the NDP folks. I am saying my opinion which is not positive.
There has been ample time for the NDP MLAs to settle into their jobs.
They should know what they are doing by now.
We have been very patient.
We understand that they can't reverse the problems of an entrenched civil service but so far we have seen no evidence of any attempt by the NDP to do anything to change the system either in the child welfare area or the continuing care area.
And yet they were pretty swift to change the legislation that benefits them weren't they? They changed the legislation for corporate and union donations (which I support) as soon as they got elected. This legislation benefits the NDP more than it does the PCs.
And yet they can't even amend the Trespass to Premises legislation that is used against families to ban them from continuing care sites and hospitals. Why can't they do the amendment to ensure there is an independent and open appeal process? I guess the GOA doesn't want the dirty secrets of the continuing care system aired in public much like it doesn't want the dirty secrets of the child welfare system aired in public. Or why else won't they make this panel open to the public?

We voted for the NDP to change the failed governance of the PCs. They need to do the work of change. We're not waiting for them any longer. We are dissenting openly and we will vote them out in the next election for being unresponsive to the most vulnerable citizens in Alberta. If the NDP MLAs don't live their values why do they even pretend to be any different than the PCs?
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J.E. Molnar
Leave it to Alberta's opportunistic opposition parties to grandstand rather than be a part of the solution. Their concerns aren't about helping children in danger, but solely about a political witch hunt. They are choosing to play politics with kids' lives. Shame.
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Troy Runzer ·
No doubt politics is part of this, but if the report is accurate the opposition parties are making some critical demands. Transparency and far-reaching authority must be given to this committee to ensure profound and lasting change can come about. I won't criticize opposition involvement until the panel has been struck and the very public work has begun.
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J.E. Molnar
Demands Troy Runzer like they only go back to May 2015 --- the date the NDP were elected. Does that sound like a witch hunt to you? It does to me. By not including the 44 year reign of the Tories, the terms of reference would be without valuable information. In addition, going public, rather than closed-door, would allow opportunistic politicians like McIver and Jean to grandstand all day long. No, I hope the government doesn't bend to the will of these self-serving politicos.Playing politics is what Leela Aheer, for the Wildrose Party, has done by posting on Facebook. Disgusting!
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Troy Runzer ·
Can't speak to a Wildrose posting. According to the article McIver is clear that his government's actions are also open to critique (he references the date of Serenity's death). Let all parties grandstand to the greatest extent possible - maybe then something will actually get done. The NDP have very little to lose when this can of worms is opened, but the people of Alberta have much to gain from the changes that can be implemented by this government. There is no disputing the sound bites emerging from media reports - the NDP sound exactly like their PC predecessors with regard to the whole Human Services issue. This issue will not be fixed until all of the cards are on the table (including the role of the civil service) and all stakeholders set their ego and self-preservation instincts aside in order to save the lives of our most vulnerable citizens.
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J.E. Molnar
Troy Runzer you completely ignore the premise of my post and I just confirmed it with a pathetic Wildrose post that blatantly grandstands. McIver and Jean have been grandstanding in QP since the story broke. They will continue to do so because they are on a witch hunt.
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Troy Runzer ·
J.E, easy on the political rhetoric-leave that for the political parties. This whole discussion needs to be transparent and public. As for ignoring your premise, it is clear that I dismissed it - that is far from ignoring it. Again, MvIver clearly stated that the review needs to reach back to the time of the tragedy (under PC watch). Don't let your own politics cloud your thinking. I happen to appreciate much of what our NDP government has accomplished thus far. My concern regarding this issue is that Serenity's tragedy will get sucked into the giant vortex of futility that has resulted in previous panel recommendations being forgotten or ignored. I have no political axe to grind-I stand alongside of the victims who are not being heard. Be bigger than the political parties - stop making this about politics - it is about a little girl's tragic death.
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Karen Willis ·
J.E. Molnar she deleted her post
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Krista Lee
J.E. Molnar they are all to blame, not just the PCs or WR!!!
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Julie Ali ·
Troy Runzer They are the new PCs. Call them the NDPCs.
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Julie Ali ·
Troy Runzer I am curious about what the GOA does about the recommendations of previous studies. I asked the GOA this with reference to the fatality inquiries and their recommendations and as far as I understood the response it appears that the recommendations are the responsibility of the departments.

So if this is the case, do the recommendations get tracked by Human Services and implemented? Does the public get the information that the recommendations made in each of these panels is now GOA practice?
If the departments are not implementing the recommendations then all these panels are just done to give the public the impression that change is happening when we are standing fixed in place if not regressing.

Each recommendation needs to be given a GOA tracking number and followed up with full accountability to the public. If a recommendation is not implemented, then the GOA should explain why (too much trouble, can't be bothered, too expensive, etc.).

Without such reporting to the public, it's my feeling that panels and their recommendations are simply spin machines and not useful.
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Julie Ali ·
J.E. Molnar Going public would end the secrecy in the child welfare system. We only learned of the over 700 children who died during the PC error at the tail end of their dynasty.
We believe that the NDP folks need to tell us what happened in this case and why the autopsy report that should take days took years.
In my opinion, it is quite reasonable to post the case of Serenity on Facebook. The more constituents know about the failed performance of the NDP folks, the better we are prepared for the next election. If folks want to know the backend story of 44 years of PC incompetence prior to the 18 months of NDP incompetence they only have to read the Fatal Care series here: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/.../children-in.../index.html Facebook posts provide a snapshot of the issue not the entire issue. Also if the public really want to see the true face of the NDP they should read articles written by NDP supporters about the NDP performance in continuing care which is all about broken promises here:
http://www.friendsofmedicare.org/wodak_sundre
The 2015 NDP Election Platform promised to create 2,000 public long term care beds [not to close public beds and shifting to private supportive living], and to “end the PCs’ costly experiments in privatization, and redirect the funds to publicly delivered services.

They are short-changing Alberta seniors by not creating enough long-term care beds and relying on expensive, for-profit delivery of inadequate assisted living and homecare.

Hansard records for Monday, March 14, 2016 and Tuesday March 15, 2016 show an interesting role reversal; the Wildrose protesting shutting down long-term care beds and laying off nurses in Sundre, and NDP Health Minister Hoffman explaining that they’re not really losing LTC beds, although there might be a slightly different level of care the number of beds is increasing from 15 to 40.

The Minister’s lines could have been written by any of the Tory Health Minsters in the last dozen years.

and here:

http://www.friendsofmedicare.org/losingground

Parkland Report Confirms NDP Falling Short on Long-Term Care Promise

Report finds Alberta's continuing care is 79% privatized with no significant improvement since the election of the NDP Government.

Friends of Medicare are calling on the Alberta Government to recommit to their election promise to create "2,000 public long-term care beds over four years" in light of damning evidence provided in today's Parkland Institute "Losing Ground: Alberta's Residential Elder Care Crisis" report on long-term care in Alberta. Further steps should be reviewed and taken to phase out private continuing care entirely, in keeping with their election promise to "end the PCs' costly experiments in privatization, and redirect the funds to publicly delivered services."

"Just as Minister Hoffman was able to point to a lack of evidence to support laboratory services privatization, today's report provides ample evidence to see action on 2000 public long-term care beds which are publicly funded and delivered. This report is another indication that we can do so much better for our seniors and vulnerable Albertans," concluded Azocar.

http://www.vueweekly.com/where-are-the-ndp-on-long-term.../

Will the government stick to its convictions and prioritize the building of at least 2,000 public long-term care spaces despite the economy, or will they continue the neglect of Alberta’s seniors demonstrated by the previous government? Time is running out, and Alberta’s seniors deserve an answer.

****
These articles were written by traditionally NDP supporters who have woken up to the conversion of the NDP to the new PCs. The NDPCs. These are interesting times. The opposition parties won't have to post on Facebook if the NDP supporters themselves are showing the public the failed performance and broken promises of the NDP folks we hired.
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Krista Lee
Politicians, all a bunch of good for nothings. So sick of it already. Way to politicize this tragic story instead of working together to find a solution so this never happens again.
Julie Ali ·
Politicians will use the issue of children dying in care or seniors being abused/ killed to get media attention. The NDP folks did this before they got elected. It's a cynical practice. All political parties do this junk. Citizens are used to get into power. Then once in power, the political party does nothing to change the messes and becomes just like the political party they replaced. This seems to be the case with the NDPCs.
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Karen Willis ·
Boycotting the panel is really going to help children in need. what a bunch of asses
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Doug Wilson
The reason for the boycott is because the NDP has stated it is coming up with its own terms of reference. But, it hasn't released them.
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Julie Ali ·
If the panel is just repeating work from before, what is the point? Do we have any evidence that any of the thousands of recommendations made by previous panels have been implemented? Why do we have repeated mistakes made to result in death eg. the lack of visits in Serenity's case over a period of 11 months is a critical mistake. In Samantha Martin's case there were no visits for over a year. Why is the same mistake being repeated over and over again? Guess the fatality inquiry recommendations aren't implemented and all the panels to date don't seem to have resulted in changed GOA practices or a positive culture of public service.
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Michael Cameron ·
Way to do your job by doing nothing. Keep up the hard work. About what I would expect from you guys.
Julie Ali ·
The NDP have indeed done nothing so far. It's disappointing but the PCs did nothing for 44 years so they are simply continuing the GOA culture of indifference to the public.
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Ed Drok
Why would they waste their time when the minister is totally incompetent.
Dar Dealmeida
Serenity died in Sept of 2014 - wrong minister if you want to go there!
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Julie Ali ·
Dar Dealmeida Unfortunately for the NDP, the delay in the autopsy report was under their watch. So let me see, why would an autopsy report take two years to release to the RCMP? Why would the Child and Youth Advocate not get information he needs to stand up for the rights of vulnerable children in Alberta?
These matters occurred under the NDP watch. They bear full responsibility for the lack of performance as well as the lack of transperency about this bungled case. It feels just like the PCs all over again.
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Julie Ali ·
Mr. Sabir seems like a nice man. But he certainly is not performing well in terms of transparency and accountability for the post-death events in this case. Serenity's death happened due to failed performance of folks in the PC error. However, the minister is responsible for the problems that happened after the child died such as the failure to explain to us the odd matters of this case such as why the Child and Youth Advocate did not get some of the data he needed to make responsive recommendations in this case. There needs to be an explanation by the GOA for the time taken to do an autopsy report in this case. Two years is unacceptable. Why didn't the GOA send the report directly to the RCMP? it's very puzzling and I feel that all these questions should be answered in a public inquiry.
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Dar Dealmeida
Instead of being self centered - self serving opportunists why didn't they take Rachael Notley's advice and work together to improve the situation - they could have honored Serenity by calling the change - Serenity
Hypocrites!
Brian Jean lost a son - he should know better then lowering himself to this level - oops no he always goes low!
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Julie Ali ·
What has Brian Jean losing a son got to do with the opposition party doing their job? It is the job of the opposition party to hold the government accountable for failures in performance. They are doing a great job.
It wasn't too long ago that Rachel Notley in the opposition position was also lambasting the PCs for their failures in the child welfare system.
Are you saying that the NDP government is exempt from being held accountable just because they are now in government?
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Dianne Slade ·
Any respect I have for Swann is gone.
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Julie Ali ·
My respect for Dr. Swann has gone up; I thought he had no balls.
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Glad to see the opposition parties joining up to hold the GOA accountable. Citizens can't seem to hold the GOA accountable so at least the MLAs might have a better chance. Yes, I know that the PCs are being hypocritical here but they are also asking for their role to be investigated so this is a bonus. If the NDP folks actually have the political balls to do their fricking jobs we might get the dirt on the PC incompetence as well as the NDP incompetence--two for the price of one panel. I doubt this however. The NDPCs aren't living their values and we all know what happens when we don't live our values don't we? We become invertebrates.

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