This past wednesday, we visited the Alberta Legislature and watch some Question Perioding. Here’s a quick recap of our observations from the visitors gallery… (though they’re definately not as exciting as some of our previous Legislature experiences)
(OPENING SCENE: Beautiful +14C day in the City of Edmonton)
1:00 pm – Leave work at the University, catch the train to Grandin station.
1:10 pm – Get off the train at Grandin station.
1:15 pm – Meet up with our friend Ms. Jane on the front steps of the Leg.
1:19 pm – Bump into Rick Miller in the elevator. We have a quick chat.
1:30 pm – QP starts. Mr. Sharma crosses party lines and sits beside a Liberal (us). Way to go, Anand! 😉
1:40ish pm – Laurie Blakeman introduces us. Very nice.
1:42 pm – Liberal leader Kevin Taft asks the first question.
1:50 pm – Education Minister Gene Zwozdesky scoffs at an opposition question about hot lunch programs in schools. St. Albert Liberal MLA Jack Flaherty yells at Zwoz and looks like he’s going to get up and deck him. For a 74-year old, Flaherty sure has alot of energy.
2:05 pm – QP continues. The opposition asks decent questions, but the Tories give boring answers. They know the media isn’t paying attention to QP while Klein is on tour. We’re bored. Time to bounce. Adios.
2:10 pm – On our way out, we bump into Agriculture Minister Doug Horner. Have a nice chat with him in the rotunda.