While our police officer friends and relatives warn us about gun violence increasing in Alberta our phony conservative, Reform Party government finds it smart to adopt the American Republican Party brand of stupidity and allow criminals the Right To Bare Arms and gives Trucker Convoy organizer Tamara Lich a heroes welcome in the legislature, ignoring the fact that only 24 per cent of Canadians supported them, she still faces criminal charges, and their actions cost taxpayers $65 million. Proving there is nothing conservative about them. Now we learn of Danielle Smith’s scheme to cheat Albertans out of another $20 billion by paying the oil industry to clean up their own mess. Yet when I was involved with it under Lougheed and Getty the oil industry had to pay for it. With the industry bragging about record profits this idea is just plain stupid. But that’s not all. In 2021 Smith wrote an essay suggesting that her UCP government should be charging health care user fees, in other words more privatization. Who will be the biggest losers? Us seniors of course. Don’t forget this is the same Danielle Smith who promised in 2012 that if she got elected she would privatize our health care and education systems. It got her defeated by Allison Redford, but she is still planning to do it. Are you going to let her? The true conservatives in my world aren’t going to give her that chance.
Alan K. Spiller, Edmonton
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