June 20, 2017

Alberta NDP fail to reign in bureaucrat's waste

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Let’s go back in time, to almost a year ago, when I brought you the story of high rollin’ Alberta Health bureaucrat Marilyn Smith.

It was August 2016 and took a look at Smith’s expenses, specifically her travel expenses because, as it turns out, they were right out of hand.

Smith is part of the Calgary South Mental Health Review Panel and sometimes she has to travel for work, The problem was that Smith had a taste for the good life. She would take executive town car services instead of executive coach services from her home base in Calgary to places across southern Alberta, routinely costing the taxpayer over $1000 per trip.

Between January 2015 and June 2016, “Diamond” Marilyn had spent over $50,000 on limo rides from Calgary to places like Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Canmore. It was crazy!.

The mainstream media finally caught up with the story a few months later. In a statement to Metro News, October 11, 2016, Health Minister Sarah Hoffman said that she didn't find the expenses appropriate and she would advise the ministry to find better ways to get around.

But guess what? I checked back in on Smith's online expense filings and I found that despite the NDP’s promises to the contrary, Alberta health bureaucrat Marilyn Smith is still ridin’ dirty.

Watch my video to see the new and outrageous ways Marilyn Smith has found to waste your tax dollars on travel since the Health Minister promised big changes.  

Alberta is plagued with crowded emergency rooms, long waits for surgeries and little to no access to specialists, and the best Sarah Hoffman could do to streamline the health system is to get Marilyn Smith to downgrade from a chauffeur driven town car to a $700 taxi ride.

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commented 2017-06-21 08:01:36 -0400
Looks like a union run thing.
commented 2017-06-21 02:07:11 -0400
Mongrel you got that right, i can personally attest that wait times have gotten longer since they got in , and they never mention that for every single management level employee in health care in Germany we have around 5, the wasted money could do lots for the people that actually need care. But of course we know the NDPigs and the left do not give a rats ass about the actual people.
commented 2017-06-20 22:37:48 -0400
Destroyers and wasters
commented 2017-06-20 19:46:43 -0400
Unbelievable waste!
commented 2017-06-20 19:23:12 -0400
Can you imagine how fantastic our health care and education systems would be if 65+% of the useless bureaucrats in those departments were fired and the bucks saved going to the front line care services.

One other question is why did our unhealthy Health Minister make her announcement to the Toronto Metro? Are Alberta’s left wing media not good enough for her?
commented 2017-06-20 18:42:55 -0400
Prentice was right, math really is hard for Notley and her commie party! These thieves should be on a chain gang and made to repay every dime.