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Alberta health superboard members recently gave themselves a 25 per cent salary increase (up to $50,000 from $40,000 for part-time work).

Alberta health superboard members recently gave themselves a 25 per cent salary increase (up to $50,000 from $40,000 for part-time work).

Then, of course, they each receive $750 per board meeting, plus travel and out-of-pocket expenses.

Meanwhile, others in private industry are losing their jobs or taking salary rollbacks.

At the same time, obstetrics units are closing throughout Alberta, emergency units throughout Alberta are in disarray and seniors’ prescription costs are going up.

Furthermore, ATB Financial executives have received bonuses totally $4 million in spite of the fact they made bad investments into ABCP, costing $480 million. ATB is owned by Albertans.

Then, we cannot forget, Premier Ed Stelmach and his cabinet ministers granted themselves salary increases of nearly 35 per cent last year.

I have been a Conservative party supporter in Alberta for more than 30 years, but now I am embarrassed to say that our elected Alberta government members are not acting wisely or responsibly.

Joe Byciuk

Blackfalds

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