This card highlights the fact that, when looking in the mirror, the Destroyers (Sheila Gunn Reid’s title for Notley, the rest of the crew, and title of her book) certainly believe they ARE doing the right things. Whether it relates to carbon, education, wage controls, or killing the oil sands, I have little doubt the government THINKS they are doing the right things.
But, let’s look a little closer. First, at staffing. Sadly, the youth, inexperience, and general lack of appreciation for even the most rudimentary financial planning means they likely don’t even understand what their “leaders” are doing. That accounts for the NDP grading themselves an A+ for staffing while those of us who know the story have to grade them an F. Since being thrust into power, Notley has brought a steady stream of pipeline-hating, oil sands vilifying, Alberta-bashing left wingers in to “help” us. Brian Topp, a top staffer, is on the record all over the place as a fellow who wants to eliminate ANY reliance on fossil fuels right now! He doesn’t care if there is anything to replace the revenue stream beforehand. He wants it all gone immediately. Take a look into Graham Mitchell, the new chief of staff to our energy minister. Here is a guy who was apparently running Leadnow and is another hater of all things fossil fuel related. Apparently, Leadnow was funded by the Tides Foundation, and we all know about THAT group.