By Letter to the Editor on November 27, 2019.
One of the reasons a change of government is a positive thing in a healthy democracy is it forces the party voted out of power to re evaluate the way it was conducting itself.
That’s the theory at any rate. The Kenney government put the lie to that idea.
It appears that four years out of power wasn’t time enough to break any of the bad habits causing the persistent reek of corruption which permeated both the Alberta and federal Conservative administrations towards the end there.
Instead the premier chooses to regard the NDP years as an aberration, to be expunged from the public memory as quickly and completely as possible so the boys can get back to buying and selling favours, votes and positions just like the good old days.
And if he has to shut down the provincial election commission to do that?
Well … it’s red tape. It gets in the way of the business of government.
And, as we all know, the business of government is business … open to the highest bidder.