Governance

“Yes, Minister,” here in Alberta?

“Yes, Minister,” here in Alberta?

I hope that the Calgary Regional Planning Board dies a quick and cost-saving death.

Five months, 150 days after assuming power, the Alberta NDP through the Minister of Municipal Affairs announced a comprehensive plan for regional planning in Alberta. The dipper caucus, with no prior experience in government and no announced policy position on regional planning, were somehow able to formulate a policy and strategic plan for regional planning for the Calgary Region. A plan that imposed itself on the municipal governments of Calgary and surrounding towns and hamlets.

Great change

Great change

Can we turn the clock back on government intervention? Will the pendulum reverse direction and
recover to a mean?


I am beginning to fear not. There are more government takers than providers. The political
pendulum is weighted in the wrong direction with no apparent change of momentum
or direction reversal in the foreseeable future.