Kenney tilts blue ribbon panels to achieve desired result - Loonie Politics

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Need to tie up controversial policies with a nice arms-length bow?  Have you tried the blue-ribbon, expert panel strategy?

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney can offer some handy suggestions on how to get the desired result.  There’s the one-sided panel-membership route.  Or you can tailor the terms of reference to narrow the chance of a surprise.  Or there’s the tie-one-hand-behind-the-back tactic.

The UCP government has three panels underway at the moment looking into minimum wage, safe injection sites and the province’s fiscal situation.

Minimum wage in Alberta rose under the NDP government from $10.20 an hour in 2015 to $15 an hour last September.  The current panel is assessing the effect the $15 wage is having on the economy and whether there should be a lower wage for those who serve liquor.

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