Seniors’ home sacrificed

I felt compelled to write to you to express my disgust with our current provincial government.

I felt compelled to write to you to express my disgust with our current provincial government.

Recently on Global TV, I watched an interview with an elderly couple in Strathmore.

The couple talked about their fear of being split up after 60-plus years of married life, when one of them has to move into a long-term health facility in Calgary.

Before the election, the government had promised a new facility for the area, but now this has been shelved because of “the economic situation.”

This really surprises me as I had just finished reading about the new “re-branding of Alberta” campaign, which was to cost $25 million of taxpayers’ money.

I have to ask you, how in all good conscience can Premier Ed Stelmach and his crew sit back and watch this disgraceful spectacle take place?

I realize that times have changed and money is tighter, but where are the government’s priorities? Do we spend $25 million on flashy advertising or do we put this money into protecting our elderly? In my opinion, this is a no brainer.

Not only do we have a responsibility to look after the people who need our help such as the elderly, but how we treat not only our children, but our elderly, says a lot about our society.

Mr. Stelmach, you asked for the job as premier, you campaigned on many issues and I know a lot of us believed you to be an honest, principled person.

Please don’t prove us wrong, keep your promises and get government priorities back on track.

George Croome

Red Deer

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