Squandered tax dollars
Jason Kenney: You recently said, “Money does not grow on trees. … We have to protect the health of the province’s finances.” This from a premier who lost $1.3 billion gambling on a failed pipeline, spent $12 million to dismantle the Super Lab and $1.5 million to cancel oil-by-rail contracts. Corporate tax cuts amount to $4.7 billion in lost revenue and the ‘war room’ at least $30 million. Your cabinet members are the highest paid in Canada and each has two personal staff. Tyler Shandro, makes $181,404, more than any other Canadian health minister yet you intend to cut workers’ wages. You stacked a plethora of paid panels with individuals who stand to benefit from your greedy policies and you called that “consulting!” I call it “using my tax dollars to reward cronies” and pretending to be democratic.” Your cuts are about your hidden agenda, the one you did not campaign on. It includes decimating our public health and education systems in favour of American-style privatization that will cost more and cater to the wealthy, dumbing down our post-secondary education system and breaking our unions in favour of big corporations who donated to your campaign. Don’t use the pandemic as an excuse. Under your watch it had already ballooned pre-pandemic. You have squandered Albertans’ tax dollars as if they grew on trees. You must step down because you are not representing the best interest of Alberta and Albertans.
No to PST
If Jason Kenney introduces a provincial sales tax in Alberta by referendum or by any other means, it will be his death knell regardless of the amount of good he and his government does from now until then. Even Rachel Notley promised she wouldn’t bring in a PST. So good luck with that, Mr. Kenney, especially since you promised you would never introduce a PST in this province. Just another lie by another inept politician.
Farewell ‘Hockey Dad’
Was saddened to hear of Walter Gretzky’s passing late Thursday night. Could only be described as “Canada’s Hockey Dad.” His own struggle over his last few years were hardest to watch after his stroke, but it was great to watch his true grit in fighting back from it. To steal a line from the movie Men of Honor, ASNF, A Son Never Forgets! Rest in peace Walter, you deserve it. Your work on Earth is done.