What's behind the United Conservative Party's emerging fury at nurses? - 2019-12-03
So whatever is prompting unusual critical commentary about nurses as a group that's starting to be posted by Conservative agitators on social media, it's not coming from the official documents left behind for posterity by the Alberta government.
But what about the subculture of officials like Matt Wolf and semi-official bloviators like Danielle Smith? The former, as is coming to be well known, is Premier Jason Kenney's "executive director of issues management," a title that could fairly be interpreted based on Wolf's online behaviour to mean he is chief government troll. The latter is the former Wildrose Party leader and defector to the Progressive Conservative Party of yore, lately reduced to doing duty as a host on right-wing talk radio and frequent Postmedia contributor.
"Ever wonder why there are so many casual and part-time registered nurses? It's because overtime allows them to make full-time pay working part-time hours ... in 2018 alone there were 513 registered nurses making more than $129,800," Wolf tweeted the same day Toews was taking his kinder, gentler and more qualified shots at Alberta's supposedly overpaid public employees.