Group linked to Wildrose?

It is great to see that a group of Red Deer citizens are going to participate in our next civic election. And very bold for them to form a slate of eight, which if all were elected would mean a complete change of city council.

Re: Red Deer First group

It is great to see that a group of Red Deer citizens are going to participate in our next civic election. And very bold for them to form a slate of eight, which if all were elected would mean a complete change of city council.

This will be a good cause for more discussion leading up to the election.

It was interesting that I was in a discussion about this group the day prior to the press release. While the news article describes them as eight like-minded people and not a party, it was already being said by others that they were a block of the Wildrose Party of Alberta.

It would be helpful if a member of Red Deer First or a representative of the Wildrose Party would clarify this point. It would certainly affect my reaction to this new group.

Is there truth to what I am hearing or not?

I would like to correct the statement that those seeking a ward system are trying to simplify choices. We at Let Us Vote just want the public to make the choice of systems. My personal opinion is that a ward system would force a more representative and involved city council. Nothing to do with easier choices.

Lloyd Johnson

Red Deer