The Minister of Alberta Seniors Community Supports is the Honorable Mary Ann Jablonski and she is the minister responsible for the AISH PROGRAM in Alberta Canada pursuant to the provincial statutes. It is important to clarify the definition of " minister reponsible" in so far as ALBERTA legislation is laden with intricate, interwoven provisions to give considerable legal and discretionary authority to Mrs. Jablonski as provided for in respective ACTS AND REGULATION but in terms of crown liability, Mrs. Jablonski receives indemnity from actions brought against her or the crown. In simple terms, no small claims lawsuit or civil suit may be brought against the honorable minister, the ministry of ALBERTA SENIORS COMMUNITY SUPPORTS, its programs and services and all employees, boards, commissions or personelle appointed by the AISH DIRECTOR.
The director's opinion as defined in the definition of severe handicap above, is very poigant as the AISH ACT, AISH REGULATION AND AISH MINISTERIAL REGULATION affords considerable power and authority an individual designated as the director. (f) “director” means a person designated by the Minister as a director for the purposes of this Act; Delegation by director. Moreover, A director may delegate any power, duty or function conferred or imposed on a director under this Act to any employee of the Department or of an Indian or Metis organization. AISH SUPERVISOR, CALGARY DELIVERY SERVICES, on NOVEMBER 4, 2006 did indicate that he and all AISH GENERALISTS ARE bound by AISH POLICY.
She was appointed to the cabinet on March 3, 2008, immediately following the 27th Legislative Election Alberta. She serves as chair of the Alberta Mental Health Board Liaison and Advisory Committee.
Mrs. Jablonski and her husband owned and operated a very successful fiberglass manufacturing company. They employed 18 people and manufactured various fiberglass projects, including a 70-foot dinosaur, waterslides, jet boats and RV parts. Her work experience also includes seven years in the banking industry.
In the 2004 provincial election, AISH was the subject of some controversy following supposedly derogatory remarks made by Premier Ralph Klein, stating, of a group of AISH recipients, "they didn't look handicapped to me."
After the 2004 election, responsibility for the AISH program was moved from the Human Resources and Employment ministry to the then newly formed Alberta Seniors and Community Supports ministry.