Tag Archives: Zwozdesky

Running with Scissors: Another AHS CEO Bites the Dust

It’s like running with scissors.  It’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt. On Oct 17, 2013, Duncan Campbell took over as interim CEO of Alberta Health Services, replacing Dr Chris Eagle who abruptly resigned with two years … Continue reading

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Alberta Health Services Executive Bonuses: The joy of friends in high places

To paraphrase Ogden Nash (actually Mr Nash did not utter this famous phrase, but for some reason we all think he did), “Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where my bonus is?” It is indeed bonus time.  … Continue reading

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And Now…A Message from your Premier-In-Waiting: Mr Lukaszuk

We interrupt our regular programming—the PC spin on the cause of the $4 billion budget shortfall—to bring you an important public service announcement from the Premier-In-Waiting, Mr Lukaszuk. Mr Lukaszuk steps up to the microphone and says:    Listen up you … Continue reading

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Notwithstanding the “notwithstanding clause”

Alison Redford has been “frightened” and “fearful” for the last 2 weeks.  The cause?  The Wildrose proposal to allow a citizen initiated referendum.   Her fear is overblown. Before I tell you why let me be clear about one thing.  I … Continue reading

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The Game of Clue – Part 2 (Did Mr Zwozdesky lie?)

When we last saw Miss Scarlett (oops, Ms Notley) she had just informed Professor Plum (sorry, House Speaker, Mr Kowalski) that the former Health Minister Mr Zwozdesky (oh the heck with it…Colonel Mustard) had misled the House when he said … Continue reading

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The Game of Clue

I love a good mystery, everything from the bucolic Midsomer Murders BBC series to a “whodunnit” board game like Clue.  I wrestle my daughter for the privilege of being Miss Scarlett and pout if I can’t have the miniature candlestick … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Zwoz and his Lawyer

It’s not easy being a lawyer.  You grind through 3 years of law school, 1 year of articles and then if you’re kept on at the law firm, you dive into the shark tank vying for the “good” files (work … Continue reading

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