Why can’t provincial government be true to its own reports?
Re: Michener info blacked out, June 7, 2013
Having lived through some flooding here in Okotoks, and having a sister-in-law at Michener Centre, I am wondering why our government doesn’t follow it’s own reports, and even seems to have disdain for them.
Recent government reports such as the 2006 Groenveld Flood Mitigation recommendations are too costly to the taxpayer to be ignored by the very government that commissions them.
Fairly, George Groenveld has stated that even if the report was followed, Albertans would not have been adequately prepared for a flood of the scope that we just have had.
The Alberta government also commissioned a costly, sensible Moving Ahead report that would grandfather the severely disabled residents of Michener Centre to another area of the facility, so they could live out the remainder of their years with dignity.
Our current government not only ignored this report, but instead is trying to implement a very mean-spirited, vague plan that continues to cause agony for aging guardians, who still do not know where or in what situation their child is going to end up. I know, because I was at the last meeting.