Letter: Brian Jean’s comments at Wildrose convention half-truths

Wildrose suggests NDP responsible for more poverty, crime, and trafficked youth.

I feel inspired to write after reading highlights of Brian Jean’s speech at the Wildrose convention in Red Deer on October 28. It is always challenging to follow the logic and lack of truths or half-truths that are brought forward by Mr. Jean and his Wildrose colleagues. He suggests that the province has gone, and continues to go “to hell in a hand cart” since the election of the N.D.P. government. He suggested that the N.D.P. is responsible for “escalating poverty, sky-rocketing crime and young people being trafficked into the sex trade”. I am not sure what Alberta he lives in but I find these Trumpish claims to be ridiculous. I am sure there is a shred of truth is these facts but I do not believe the Wildrose would have done anything but inflame these issues with their view of cuts and destruction of social services. These are challenging times for any government in power. His suggestion that the N.D.P. government is working against the citizens of Alberta makes me think of the days of Premier Ralph Klein. If you want to talk about working against the people of Alberta, you should look back to those days. Mr. Jean would love to bring back that era of destruction with little regard for the people that need supports of government during these difficult times. M.L.A. Derek Fildebrandt, wants to “Make Alberta Great Again”. The Alberta I live in, is great and continues to be great! The Wildrose needs to focus on solutions and not Trumpish rhetoric! Beware of the false prophets.

Barry Johns, Sylvan Lake

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