|It has become clear to me that some of the media in this province seem to consider the new Premier a left-leaning Liberal or worse. In fact, they had me believing a lot of their rhetoric until I took the time to visit her website (AlisonRedford.ca). Although my personal interest is in one policy arena, I decided to read every section and every word on her site. What I learned really impressed me. She not only shared broad views and visions but went on to make specific policy statements such as:|
Of course, if this were all you received a report on, you would think that Alison Redford was only focused on social issues. However, if you went on to read the many other policy statements on her website, you would develop a different perception.
For example, she wants a citizen-centered government (customer focused – wow, that would be neat) that is much more transparent and accountable. She wants to reduce duplication and improve service efficiency (therefore reduce spending). To be more specific, she goes on to state that she wants to:
Move to outcome-based performance measures (great idea, let’s focus on results)
The new Premier is committed to the new pipeline to the west coast and to make business and job growth her highest priority. Of course it is a matter of perception but I believe she will be a leader that keeps an effective balance between our province’s social needs and our fiscal future. This doesn’t sound like a socialist to me.
Dr. J.T. (Tom) Snell