By Letter to the Editor on July 13, 2021.
In response to John MacLaren’s July 9 letter to the editor
Once again we see seniors believing the lies Jason Kenney has been feeding them, and my senior friends and I are getting sick of it.
Those of us from the world of finance, who consider ourselves to be conservatives and who had ties to the oil industry, certainly know Ottawa had nothing to do with the financial mess Alberta is in and there are lots of studies done that prove it.
You can’t give away hundreds of billions in royalties and taxes without it creating a massive problem and they are still doing it. Then add in a huge orphan well mess for our children to have to deal with and their future has literally been destroyed.
Believing the lies of these phony conservatives, Reformers, doesn’t make them look very smart and John MacLaren is another one proving he is doing it.
Apparently he is ignorant of the fact that it’s our oil executives who wanted the carbon tax implemented, knowing we have to do something about our pollution problem if our oil industry is going to survive. Telling the world that they don’t care about air pollution, or global warming like these Reformers have been doing, when the world does care, doesn’t make them look very smart.
In addition none of us are dumb enough to think that separation is the way to go. We aren’t prepared to give up our Old Age Security, Canada Pension Plan, and health-care benefits like some of our fellow seniors have been tricked into ignoring. Alberta does not have the population or big enough work force to survive without Ottawa and that’s a fact you can’t ignore.
So while Jason Kenney cuts $9.4 billion off our corporate taxes to benefit his rich friends, does MacLaren think it’s smart to cut health care and education jobs, likely putting some of us seniors’ lives at risk like Ralph Klein did?
Alan K. Spiller