VERLYN’S CHOICE

  • Aug. 19, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Pipestone Flyer

 Wetaskiwin-Camrose MLA, Hon. Verlyn Olson, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, wishes to announce that he has decided to support Gary Mar for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party and Premier of Alberta.

 Olson has made this decision very carefully, having waited until after nominations were closed and then having carefully considered each candidate and the needs of the province and the party.

 There are a number of reasons why Olson has chosen to support Gary Mar in this PC Party election.  He sees Mar as a wonderful communicator, open, affable, easy to like and warm up to.  At the same time, Mar is a man of substance with a balanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities which Alberta faces.  Mar has mixed roots, not merely Edmonton or Calgary or rural, and his three years in Washington representing Alberta have given him perspective and a broader understanding.  Seeing Mar in action has reinforced this very positive impression.

 MLAs Arnold Dirkson and Ray Princ who know agriculture well and have worked with Mar confirm that he has a very good understanding of agriculture.

 Mar is concerned about the need to work with our aboriginal people, the youngest and fastest growing sector in Alberta.  This involves working with the Federal Government, but aboriginal people in Alberta are Albertans.

 Mar can also be funny and engaging, and does impressive Ian Tyson and Elvis impersonations when appropriate.

 In choosing to support Gary Mar in this PC Party election, Olson is supporting the candidate whom he believes to have the best balanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities which Alberta faces, to have the best communication skills to help others understand, and to have the best ability to bring people together and attract support.  Olson believes that Gary Mar is the best person to lead the PC Party and the province forward.  

Just Posted

Residents not happy with county order to remove approach

County of Wetaskiwin says approach unapproved, dangerous

Ponoka County fire crews handle second baler fire in 12 hours

Fire crews handled a baler fire just west of Gull Lake

Leftover pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin cake recipe complete with icing

Wetaskiwin-area small business impacting our daily living

Every year across Canada Small Business Week, this year October 14 through… Continue reading

County of Wetaskiwin changes speed curves project

Councilors vote in favour of case-by-case basis for gravel road curves

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

VPD ordered to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog probe

According to the IIO, a court is ordering Vancouver police to co-operate with an investigation into a fatal shooting

Canada’s top general takes aim at new reports of military sexual assault

Gen. Jonathan Vance is unhappy some troops continue to ignore his order to cease all sexual misconduct

Trio of Saint Bernard find their ‘forever home’ after story goes viral

Edmonton Humane Society had put out the call to adopt Gasket, Gunther and Goliath

Nova Scotia fixes online workaround of age requirement for cannabis sales

The problem popped up hours after the use of cannabis became legal

Carr, Morneau off to China next month to deepen commerce

Carr says Canada and China aren’t embarking on formal free trade talks

Most Read