We have a bureaucrat in Alberta that makes limousine Liberal federal Health Minister Jane Philpott look like Scrooge McDuck.
Marilyn Smith chairs the Calgary Mental Health Review panel and sometimes has to travel around the province for work but unlike us, she loves her chauffeurs. She takes them everywhere from Lethbridge to Medicine Hat to Canmore, and we pay for them.
Alberta Health was warned about “Diamond Marilyn” and her lust for luxury at the beginning of February by the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation who informed them that Smith had charged $26,895.67 for chauffeur driven town cars in 2015.
Since that warning and despite Alberta Health promises, nothing has changed with Smith’s opulent ways.
So where's Health Minister Sarah Hoffman on this? She’s spearheading the fight to undo power purchase agreements to save Albertans money but maybe she needs to start with her own wasteful Ministry and rein in these out of control spenducrats.
Notley talks about finding efficiencies but somehow missed these publicly posted expenses. That’s because the NDP aren't looking. They would rather find more ways to tax you to keep their public sector chums rolling around in town cars like Kanye.
Right now, the NDP are angry because Jason Kenney is driving around the province on a truck tour but at least it's his own truck, he’s driving and I'm not paying for it.
The NDP need to stop worrying about Jason Kenney’s personal vehicle and pay attention to the limos of Alberta Health.