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A former journalist, broadcaster, political staffer and policy adviser, Peter has studied political science, journalism, public administration and Canadian politics. He has grown weary of partisan politics but remains engaged in public policy issues and community activism. Father to three teenage boys,he is committed to teaching them the values of cooperation, volunteering and caring for each other. All I want is for my children to be respectful and successful.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


If you think the relationship between the opposition parties and the Premier is frosty in this province, check out the political climate in the Wild Rose Province.

Earlier this week, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith told the Calgary Sun's editorial board that "I get the death glare,"

Smith’s analysis of her first session as Leader of the Opposition sounded familiar, “"I think the way it's coming off right now is that she just has no use for the legislature, no use for the opposition and it's pretty arrogant and dismissive,"

The Opposition pressed the government hard. Redford was publicly trounced for perceived conflicts of interests including: accusations of doctor intimidation ; her sister expensing Tory fundraisers to her Alberta Health Services;  the awarding of a lucrative contract to battle the tobacco industry to her ex-husband's law firm while Redord was justice minister account Questions arose over the awarding of a lucrative contract to battle the tobacco industry to her ex-husband's law firm while she served as justice minister; and  allegations of illegal political donations to the Progressive Conservative Party.

Is it any wonder that Redford has not been in a smiling mood.

Redford is rumored to be coming to Newfoundland and Labrador to spend the holidays with Premier Kathy Dunderdale who knows a thing or two about closing down the freedom of information loop-holes. The same rumor says Dunderdale is considering trading Brad Cabana and the provinces stake in White Rose in return for Danielle Smith.

Dam those pesky politicians, citizen activists and reporters.

Bah Humbug!

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