If only the government would listen to Albertans

It is not the economy, nor is it the H1N1, that has turned Albertans against the Conservative government of Alberta. It is disdain, a complete disregard for Albertans and their opinions.

It is not the economy, nor is it the H1N1, that has turned Albertans against the Conservative government of Alberta. It is disdain, a complete disregard for Albertans and their opinions.

Remember in Grade 4 learning about feudalism; about how the duke, etc., lived in his huge house in luxury and the peasants were slaves? No one listened to them or cared about them. Well, we are now experiencing it.

Health Minister Ron Liepert, who gave you permission to bring Stephen Duckett from Australia to destroy our health care? We get to pay his travel expenses and whatever exorbitant sums of money Liepert decides.

If Liepert couldn’t handle the job, why didn’t he step down and let some other Albertan do it!

Before Ralph Klein brought in privatization, nursing home residents paid their rent, had entertainment, went on drives, had their hair done, all on their pensions. Surprise inspectors came regularly. If you phoned a complaint to them, they were there the next morning.

Now all we seniors can hope for is to die before our money runs out.

In the new private nursing homes, I am told, if you need any care, it can cost $7,000 a month! So that is what we worked for all our lives?

The last thing we need is compulsory voting! We have too many now who have no idea what is going on with the issues.

The fact that Klein got a huge majority right after bringing privatization into Alberta, needs some explaining? Privatization is the reason health care is in dire straits.

When Ottawa held back money from Alberta because Alberta contravened the Canada Health Act, Klein decided to pay private clinics out of public health care.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a government that actually listened to us?

Hazel McBride

Red Deer

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