What if I told you a barista, a student or even Jane Fonda could be appointed to the board of a company that oversees $90 billion in investments that belong to all Albertans, including the $18 billion currently in the Heritage Savings Trust Fund?
You’d tell me I was out of my mind because there are obviously a bunch of rules in place to prevent that sort of thing from happening.
Well, there used to be.
The NDP repealed those rules in their entirety.
The NDP quietly removed the section of a law that protects Albertans from political meddling and sheer incompetence on the board of an arm’s length crown corporation called the Alberta Investment Management Corporation, or AIMCo for short.
Social workers, Marxists and baristas in charge of Alberta's nest egg, handing it out to every Solyndra type that comes to them with their green hat in hand.
What could possibly go wrong?