Yawwwwwn!There are those trying to manufacture drama regarding the current legislature session.Perhaps they were hoping for the same level of nastiness exhibited by the NDP during this spring’s campaign. Or they felt, somehow, that the Kenney government would quickly wallow in the kind of populist grandstanding indulged in by Ontario Premier Doug Ford.But by-and-large – thankfully – the Kenney government’s first kick at the legislative can has been, well, dull so far. Competent, but dull.And that’s a good thing.The UCP is doing exactly what it campaigned on doing. And since a wide majority of Albertans agreed with the UCP’s policies, the collective reaction across the province has been a shrug. “Yeah, so?”Oh, sure, public-sector unions keep running ads promising they will stand watch against any spending cuts to public services. And to hear union spokespeople speak, you’d think teachers and health-care workers were already under fire in the budget trenches.My favourite of this ilk was a breathless news story about how principals are “bracing” for overcrowded classrooms, too few teachers and inadequate school facilities.What about comet strikes or Big Foot abductions? Are they getting ready for those, too?Some media outlets are also trying to make mountains out of molehills. For instance, earlier this week the Globe and Mail shrieked in a headline, “Alberta slashes minimum wage for teen students.”Um, maybe after a 48% increase over the past four years, a 13% rollback doesn’t qualify as a “slash” (unless, of course, your headline writer is of the ideological bent that believes any rollback is an attack on the economically vulnerable).The Kenney government isn’t rolling back the minimum wage for those 18 and over, only for workers under 18. And even those under 18 who work full time will mostly receive the adult wage.This is simply an undoing of part of the NDP’s rigidly ideological moves that in the real world was making it harder for young people to find work because it was making it harder for small business people to create jobs.The UCP’s proposed rollback of corporate taxes has been a tiny bit more controversial. Former NDP finance minister Joe “Red Ink” Ceci echoed allegations his party made during the election that this was just the UCP giving favours to rich corporations.But even that class-envy rhetoric was largely half-hearted.The UCP had been straightforward about the corporate tax cuts during the election. They had been upfront that their goal was to give our province one of the lowest rates of business tax in North America. And Albertans had voted for the Kenney party overwhelmingly anyway. (Whether because of the proposed cuts or despite them doesn’t matter).The claim that this was special treatment for big companies fell mostly on deaf ears.Similarly the UCP’s move to once again democratize union certification drives hasn’t generated as much heat as one might expect.The new government will restore secret ballots whenever workers have to vote on whether to join a union for the first time.Many union organizers hate secret ballots. They much prefer when votes are taken in the open or when workers sign certification cards with their names on them. The fear of retribution from the union pushes many workers to vote “yes” reluctantly.But since it’s very hard to defend the undemocratic certification methods approved by the NDP, there has been little squawking about the UCP amending them.No doubt when the UCP get to meatier matters – such as introducing a budget with real cuts in it – there will be more vehement reactions. But for now, the reaction has been muted.