Media Release

If You Can't Say Anything Nice... You Don't Get a School

EDMONTON - It was revealed today that Alberta MLA Hector Goudreau – former Minister for Municipal Affairs - sent a letter to a school superintendent warning her that if she wasn’t careful how she approached communications, it could delay a decision on a new school. This type of correspondence shows why it is time for democratic change in Alberta.

There is a consistent theme throughout the PC government and that is a theme of intimidation. The letter makes it very clear that being diplomatic and being careful not to “upset some individuals” could steer the decision on whether or not a new school was in store for the Holy Family Catholic School Division.

The letter makes it clear that it is not making decisions in the best interest of our children, but rather is making decisions based on who can talk the nicest.

“MLA Goudreau’s letter, along with the ongoing issue of physician intimidation, are clear indicators that we have a system in bad need of an overhaul,” says Alberta Party Leader Glenn Taylor. “Any system that allows decisions to be determined based on how nice you talk to them is a flawed system. Two weeks ago, they were after the AUMA, now they are giving it to a school board. This has to stop.”

It is time to take the power out of the hands of a few and start giving back the province to the people of Alberta.


For further information please contact:

Robbie Kreger-Smith, Communications Chair

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