Dishonest provincial minister should be fired

Confusion, contradictions surrounding Bighorn drama

Dear editor,

Listening to the news these days makes a person wonder what has happened to our country. Politicians are not listening to what people want and when they speak all we get are lies. They seem to forget they are working for us, the voters.

On Jan. 8 we find out that Shannon Phillips lied about the RCMP telling them that they should cancel the rest of the consolation meetings on the Big Horn proposal. This environment minister has lied before and this is a proven fact also. It seems to me that this kind of behavior should be grounds for dismissal. She hasn’t attended any of the meetings in person.

The NDP seem to be determined to ram this proposal thru just like they did in southern Alberta. They have no real plan, “just trust them.”

Once it is passed they will do what they want. They are going to stop all drilling for natural resources and you will have to buy permits for everything else. I have seen a estimated cost of this proposal of $40 million of which we have to borrow because we are broke. Money means nothing when you have none and you are not the the one who will have to pay it back.

Every day on TV there are the adds telling us how we need the Trans Mountain pipeline built and how it will benefit all of us. The budget for this is $31 million of which is more borrowed money. If Notley had been doing this when she got elected it might have done some good. We all know that we need this pipeline and don’t have to be reminded of it now. They are just trying to make it look like they really care and using it to try to get votes. They are also spending $700,000 to put up billboards in BC, more borrowed money.

Every socialist government has started out by borrowing until the country is broke and that way they can tax the people until they are all dependent on the the government to live. The other thing they do is to hire more people to work for the government and then they can control them.

This is just what has been happening in Alberta and in Canada in last four years. Both Notley and Trudeau have been spending money like it was water and we will be lucky if we ever are able to repay what is owed now.

All we can do is make sure that we exercise our rights by voting and rid our province and country of these communist parties once and for all time.

James A. Cook, Westerose

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