Some us recall the the words of our conservative hero Peter Lougheed when he urged the Klein and Stelmach governments to slow down the growth of our oilsands, get control of the pollution, collect proper royalties and taxes, and refine our oil in Canada and they refused to listen. It’s why we are in this “horrific mess” as Lougheed called it.
Once again this new phony conservative reformer Jason Kenney is refusing to listen and the disasters are piling up.
While UCP MLA Grant Hunter brags about passing Bill 15 on Dec. 9 and slashing Notley’s taxes by another 2 per cent for the rich, they are in fact rewarding the oil companies for creating the orphan well mess and are literally telling our farmers and ranchers effected by it that they have no intention of helping them clean it up, while they promise to cut 11,000 health-care jobs and put people’s lives at risk. Where is the intelligence in that?
If all that isn’t bad enough these reformers have literally told the world that they don’t give a damn about global warming while the world does care and after they had been warned on several occasions what Joe Biden was planning they ignored him also and wasted $1.5 billion of taxpayer’s money, that could have helped in this pandemic or the orphan well clean up.
Alan Spiller, current Edmonton resident and former resident of Lacombe and Bashaw