Even longtime Tories are in revolt against the Alberta government plans for health services. A New Year’s weekend Edmonton Journal article (Jan. 3), reported Conservative Party members in Edmonton Whitemud constituency organizing to protest cuts that would affect the most vulnerable in our province — seniors pharmaceuticals, long-term care, people with developmental disabilities, hospital downgrades and service reductions.
When will our local Tory MLAs stand up and represent Red Deer and area health-care users, instead of just trying to peddle and defend the party line? Will they ever listen to Central Alberta citizens when we say ‘No’ to the cuts?
Co-chair, Public Health Committee
Red Deer chapter, Council of Canadians