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Friday, February 13, 2009

We like free enterprise so much, we nationalized it: Alberta Tories

In the April 2008 Alberta budget, the Stelmach government demonstrated its commitment to free enterprise by committing $100 million to a government agency to “guide” the economy. The Alberta Enterprise Corporation was formed as part of a $37 billion budget, the largest in Alberta’s history, proving that while the Tories may have misplaced their conservative agenda, their sense of humour remains intact.

Yesterday, the government announced five new appointments to the Alberta Enterprise Corporation board, including Paul Haggis, Vicky Sharpe, Barry Heck, Geoffrey Browne and Brad Zumwalt.

Haggis and Heck were named chair and vice-chair of the board respectively.

Posted by Matthew Johnston

Posted by westernstandard on February 13, 2009 | Permalink


Guiding the economy falls in to the generic definition fascism. Nothing new, government has been regulating the economy ad nauseum for years.

Posted by: DML | 2009-02-13 9:43:51 PM

Our governments are now in the business of promoting doublespeak and general insanity.

Posted by: JC | 2009-02-15 10:15:45 AM

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