I will be working for Dave and pushing the strong line that this is a crucial choice for Alberta - we have 2 years before another election, and he could refocus Government in this time. Whatever happens, he needs to be one of the key influencing voices - the intelligent man's choice.
I would like him to focus on:
- Our democratic deficit
- Rethinking our reliance on commodities
- Reimagining the innovation system
- Reducing government spending and slimming down government
- Increasing taxation
- Reiventing health care and social support systems
Lyle Oberg is another interesting candidate - but I find him weak and wishy washy. Jim Dinning (who I worked with on the non fiscal side of his first two budgets when he was Provincial Treasurer / Finance Minister) is also able and bright, though I dont see many policy statements and he is very busy kissing babies, shaking hands and walking the mile...all key tasks, but I will be voting for imagination, plans and action.
630 CHED puts Dave in the lead....so hey, I could be on a winning team!!