Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 6/2/2014 (1114 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I tweeted last time we met about my futile attempts to interview new provincial Liberal leader Rana Bokhari about her party’s education policies, if any.
The emailed responses from the ubiquitous aide to the leader went no, yes, then finally, they’ll get back to me in a few months.
So this week I get another email from the provincial Liberals, this time from a backroom person who, being heavily involved in the one seat the Grits hold, I would take to be a fairly senior backroomer.
And this person wants to get together, "not as much so you can pick my brain as I might pick yours. You often put items on my radar by way of your columns, just imagine if I had you one on one!"
Um, no....I do public speaking on occasion, on panels to teachers or trustees, or to classrooms, but it wouldn’t be appropriate to offer myself to help a provincial party develop policy.
Although, I’m thinking that Greg Selinger and James Allum would be delighted if they thought the LIberals were developing education policy based on picking my brains, such as they are.
I’m also thinking that Brian Pallister might not be so delighted, given that he’ll want the Liberals to bleed the NDP of votes in the city, and well-developed, deeply-thought-out, innovative Grit policies formulated by professional educators would be a big help.
Anyway, I’m here anytime the leader has any ideas of her party’s that she wants to share.