The Alberta government is and has been ringed nosed and neutered by corporations who lead them around like a bull at the auction market.
I think I speak for many Albertans who feel neglected and shafted.
Yes, we should eliminate boards where redundancy is obvious and the need be, i.e. health, education, etc., but if the government is cutting them just for the sake of making it look like they are doing something and don’t really have a plan, or recognize the consequences of their knee jerk reactions, then their intentions are not just.
It appears to me that a bill like C50, which forces consumers to pay for new electricity transmission lines, only clears the way for big business to make more money and for the government to sidestep the issues and not have to deal with the important and legitimate concerns of the public, like: nuclear reactors, heavy oil, etc.
If we the taxpayer have to put up the cash for these mega projects and then have to pay the outrageous fixed costs etc, why is the Alberta government taking away our right to complain?
The ones who really benefit here are the multinationals and big corporations with their big bonuses. We, the ordinary consumers, get stuck with the bills. The gap gets wider and wider between rich and poor.
This government is hellbent on reducing services at our expense and to give our tax dollars away. Why not give us more incentives to invest in alternatives, such as co-generation, wind power, solar, geothermal, etc.? The rest of the industrialized world is forging ahead with smaller-scale projects because that’s what the people want, but our government has its head stuck in the sand.
We need big businesses for the jobs, but we need them to have a conscience and for our government to lead, take charge and look after the people it serves.