I must get busy ordering buttons that say I got suckered and send the first one to Preston Manning.
Presto helps spawn new enviro group
Preston Manning has inspired creation of a new environmental group that hopes to help elevate environmental issues on the provincial stage.
Jeff Krekoski said the Alberta Stewardship Coalition hopes to rally a broad cross-section of Albertans to take action on environmental concerns.
"We want to make sure these issues are discussed meaningfully in the public," he said.
Manning spoke on a panel at the coalition's first public event last night in Calgary along with Environment Minister Rob Renner, Liberal environment critic Dr. David Swann and others.
"There's no doubt that the environment is front and centre," said Renner. "If I can get a chance to talk with a group of young people interested in this timely subject, then I am more than happy to do so."
The coalition is planning to hold a second event in Edmonton in the near future.
ED NAMES CALGARY AIDE
Ed Stelmach has named his new director for the Southern Alberta Premier's Office in Calgary.
Ken Faulkner, a former Alberta government communications director and ministerial executive assistant, was named to the post yesterday.
Faulkner, of Calgary, heads the Alberta practice for the PR firm Global Public Affairs.
He was executive assistant to Alberta Environment Minister Lorne Taylor from 2001 to 2004.
"He's a quality individual with the depth of experience needed in this position and I'm looking forward to working with him on issues that are of particular importance to Calgary and southern Alberta," Stelmach said.
LOBBY COSTS CORRECTED
The startup costs for the province's new lobbyist registry have been estimated at $451,000 for the first year.
The costs are estimated at $275,000 next year and $283,000 the following year.
A story in yesterday's edition reported an erroneous figure.
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