Alberta Premier elect Rachel Notley will now have to pick out a cabinet for the NDP government, a cabinet that will oversee revenues of $44 billion per year. Only four of the elected 54 NDP MLA’s have had legislature experience and 10 of the newly elected NDP MLA’s are in their 20s. Eighteen names have to be picked to form cabinet. These 18 names will each be paid a taxpayer-funded salary of $142,050 per year.
Notley will choose from one application engineer, one airline worker, one bus driver, one business consultant, one cashier, two civil service employees, one electrician, two healthcare workers, one insurance manager, four lawyers, one medical doctor, four nurses, one psychologist, one restaurant manager, five retirees, one real estate agent, one salesman, one school trustee, one secretary, one service technician, one shipper receiver, four social workers, one software consultant, five students, four teachers, six union reps, and one yoga teacher.
Imagine trying to pick out a management team from the above choices for a $100 million dollar private company. Unbelievable!
This is only the start of many problems that Notley will be encountering. The majority of Alberta voters wanted a change and they got their change with a bunch of nobody’s to watch over revenues of $44 billion per year. Looks like Notley will be spending millions on high paid consultants to provide training to a lame duck cabinet.