The State of Politics in Alberta & Canada after the Elections


Lubicon Lake Indian Nation
Little Buffalo Lake, AB
403-629-3945
FAX: 403-629-3939

Mailing address:
3536 - 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T6J 1A4
403-436-5652
FAX: 403-437-0719

July 6, 1993



On February 24th unpopular Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney announced his intention to retire as both Canadian Prime Minister and as Leader of the ruling Progressive Party of Canada. On June 13th he was replaced as Leader of the Conservatives by his Defense Minister, Ms. Kim Campbell, incredibly running against the record of the Mulroney Government of which she was a senior member. On June 25th Mr. Mulroney stepped down as Canadian Prime Minister and Ms. Campbell was sworn in, along with her newly appointed Cabinet.



Last December 14th equally unpopular Alberta Provincial Premier Don Getty retired and was similarly replaced as Conservative Party Leader and as Alberta Premier by his Environment Minister Ralph Klein. On May 18th then Alberta Premier Ralph Klein called a Provincial election for June 15th. Demonstrating the same incredible political dexterity as his Federal counterpart, Mr. Klein then ran against the record of the unpopular Getty Government of which he was a senior member and won. The New Democrats lost all 15 of their seats and were replaced as the Official Opposition by the Liberals, who won 32 seats compared to the 51 seats won by Mr. Klein's Conservatives. Mr. Klein announced his new Cabinet on June 30th.



Politicians winning elections running against the record of the Governments of which they were senior members is a political phenomenon which has to be experienced to be believed, both in terms of their shifting around before your very eyes and criticizing the policies and the Leader which they've previously been supporting, and in terms of their then having to convince voters that a person who does such a thing can ever again be trusted or believed. That Ms. Campbell and Mr. Klein have both been successful running against the records of unpopular Governments of which they were senior members says something about them as politicians, about their political opponents and about those who voted for them.



Enclosed for your information is an up-dated list of Federal and Provincial Leaders, Ministers and Opposition Critics.


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Prime Minister Kim Campbell
Langevin Block
80 Wellington St., 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ONT K1A OA2
Tel. 613-992-4211

The Hon. Pauline Browes
Minister, Indian and Northern Affairs
Government of Canada
Ottawa/Hull, Canada
Tel. 819-995-4988
FAX 819-953-4941
FAX 819-997-0514
FAX 819-997-0268



FEDERAL LIBERAL OFFICIAL OPPOSITION LEADER & CRITICS

The Hon. Jean Chretien
Leader of the Opposition
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa/Hull, Canada
Tel. 613-996-5084
FAX 613-995-5980

The Hon. Ethel Blondin
Liberal Aboriginal Affairs Critic
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa/Hull, CANADA
FAX: 613-992-7411

Mr. Paul Martin
Liberal Environment Critic
House of Commons
481 Confederation Building
Ottawa, CANADA K1A 0A6
613-992-4284

Mr. Reginald Belair
Liberal Forestry Critic
House of Commons
465 West Block
Ottawa, CANADA K1A 0A6
613-992-2919



FEDERAL NDP LEADER & CRITICS

The Hon. Audrey McLaughlin
Leader of the N.D.P.
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa/Hull, Canada
Tel. 613-992-3602
FAX 613-996-9584

The Hon. Robert Skelly
NDP Aboriginal Affairs Critic
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa/Hull, CANADA
FAX: 613-995-8880

The Hon. Ross Harvey
NDP MP, Edmonton East
Assistant Critic Environment
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa/Hull, Canada
FAX: 613-992-6864

Mr. Jim Fulton
NDP Critic for the Environment
Room 756, Confederation Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, CANADA K1A OA6
FAX: 613-995-7111

Mr. Brian Gardiner
NDP Assistant Critic for Environment and Forestry
House of Commons
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa, CANADA K1A OA6

Mr. Len Taylor
NDP Associate Critic, Environmental Protection
House of Commons
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa, CANADA K1A OA6



ALBERTA GOVERNMENT

The Hon. Ralph Klein
Premier, Government of Alberta
Legislative Buildings
Edmonton, AB
FAX: 403-427-1349

The Hon. Ken Rostad
Minister of Justice
Suite 319
Legislative Buildings
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6

The Hon. Mike Cardinal
Minister responsible for Native Programs
Legislative Buildings
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6
403-427-2606
Fax: 403-427-0954



ALBERTA LIBERAL OFFICIAL OPPOSITION LEADER & CRITICS

The Hon. L. Decore
Leader of the Official Opposition
Legislative Buildings
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1E4
Tel. 403-427-2292
FAX: 427-3697

Ms. Alice Hanson, MLA
Liberal Native Affairs Critic
Legislative Buildings
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1E4
FAX: 403-427-3697

Mr. Peter Sekulic, MLA
Liberal Deputy Native Affairs Critic
Legislative Buildings
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1E4
FAX: 403-427-3697

Mr. Bruce Collingwood, MLA
Liberal Critic for Environmental Protection
Legislative Buildings
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1E4
FAX: 403-427-3697

Mr. Paul Langevin, MLA
Liberal Deputy Critic for Environmental Protection
Legislative Buildings
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1E4
FAX: 403-427-3697



ALBERTA NEW DEMOCRAT PARTY

The Hon. Ray Martin
Leader, Alberta New Democrats
5339 - 112 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5W 0N6
Tel. 403-474-2415
FAX: 403-474-6138