Saturday, April 25, 2009

Accountability! Transparency! Oopsie.

You know, that whole "Western separatism" thing is looking better all the time:

Stelmach apologizes for minister's actions

Premier Ed Stelmach has issued an apology to provincial opposition parties after their leaders were barred from a news conference at an Alberta government building.

On Thursday, both Liberal Leader David Swann and NDP Leader Brian Mason were not allowed into Government House in Edmonton while Health Minister Ron Liepert was holding a news conference to unveil a new prescription drug coverage plan for seniors.

A security guard told the politicians they were not allowed inside at the order of the minister.

In related news, Blogging Tory co-founder and Fellow at the Manning Centre for Building Democracy Stephen Taylor was absolutely furious at this blatant contempt for democracy.

Well, OK, he actually didn't say anything about it, but you have to think he was pretty miffed.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I'm embarrassed to admit I missed this entirely, but Red caught it. Thanks for playing, Stephen. You can now return to cradling Preston Manning's nutsack for him.


sooey said...

Alberta's a one-party state. What were Swann and Mason thinking?

The Seer said...

Like, they could become part of an independent Texas.

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