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Letter: Our MLAs need to speak up for constituents

The Keystone pipeline project is being revoked. Its the pipeline that our province invested billions in with billions of loan guarantees. This cancellation could cost every resident in Alberta over $1,500, added that to the $1,000 every resident spent on corporate tax cuts, means every resident spent $2,500 on futile ideological government missteps.

Did anybody have any say in this? No. Our MLAs never spoke up.

Speaking of MLAs not speaking up, or not representing their constituents, Slave Lake is not the only one. Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Wood Buffalo needed their absent MLAs when they tried to protect their emergency dispatch services recently. Like Slave Lake they had to by-pass their vacationing MLAs and appeal directly to the premier. But to no avail.

Our premier has blinders on to Alberta in the 21st century, with his ideological plans that only seem to hurt and cost the citizens while benefiting the corporate elite. The premier who had his hand out to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for money to pay party workers. The premier who cut services, raised fees, brought in tax creep, caused insurance to increase, tax revenue to decrease, laid off tens of thousands, attacked doctors, nurses, teachers, parks, environment, municipalities, and every resident in Alberta’s wallets. Not a peep from our MLAs.

Our premier who operates out of Redford’s infamous Sky Palace, lost almost 2 billion in accounting errors, invested poorly, cancelled rail programs, fought diversification, focused on oil and gas and has sunk to 16 per cent in some polls.

When will our MLAs step up to the plate?

Too late for our dispatch services.

Too late for wasted corporate tax breaks.

Too late for Keystone.

Too late for many Covid-19 patients.

Can the MLAs redeem themselves? Do they even want to?

Garfield Marks, Red Deer

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