Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is nothing if not a confident man.
If you are someone who thinks politics is boring, you failed to watch the drama last week, especially on March 21-22. It truly had a lot of dramatic elements to it. It’s like passing by a bad accident scene — you just can’t take your eyes off it.
The proposed introduction of a bill in Alberta to regulate tanning beds will mean Saskatchewan will become the only province with no legislation to control youth access to tanning equipment.
A tragic story is playing out in Fort McMurray, Alta. as two children have died following a situation where in an effort to kill bedbugs in a home, a mother of a young family of five used agricultural pesticide pellets called phosphine which she brought back from Pakistan.
Oil prices are dropping, there is uncertainty in the economy, a government was not-so-long ago reeling from scandals involving the former premier, and just recently experienced one of the most shocking occurrences of floor crossings in Alberta politics. One would think this would be a time when Jim Prentice may not be the most popular man at the polls.