Notley ignores Albertans: writer

Pipestone Flyer reader says Bill 6 and Premier Notley both flawed

Dear editor,

Despite what Rachel Notley says, the way currently worded Bill 6 is being forced in without specific clarity and amendments, anyone who gets farm income, even though you have no employees, you could be forced to pay WCB premiums and be subject to their rules and inspections. So using NDP thinking, all town and city people should be forced to pay WCB if they hire someone to babysit, cut their grass or do other yard work because their employee could get hurt.

Democracy is based on listening to the people first, then acting, not going behind closed doors and dictating your own agenda without any input from the people affected. The Narcissistic Dictator Party got in only because of P.C. and Wildrose vote splitting, they did not get a majority mandate so wake up! The Narcissistic Dictator Party is Gung Ho on destroying the economy then saying “It’s what Albertans want.”

Note to all levels of government, farmers have been stewards of the land and environment before the NDP or Greenies ever existed. The taxpayers do not have a bottomless pit of money that you can just tax citizens to no end. Notley wants to destroy our economy while the world’s biggest polluters do nothing or get worse. Yes we should be developing non-polluting energy sources but let’s be reasonable.

Notley’s push to switch coal fired power plants to natural gas is going to intensify fracking operations across Alberta to get more gas, then sell electricity to the U.S. for less than Albertans will b paying. Despite what the oil industry says, fracking operations have polluted and destroyed water tables in numerous U.S. states and northern B.C. Also, how about Fox Creek area and earthquakes. Once there is no water, no one survives. Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, who did fracking work for Schlumbeger, now speaks out against fracking operations because of the long-term negative environmental effects.

Remember the P.C.’s Bill 24, which the government took ownership of porous space? This is going to be used by the NDP for carbon capture storage on any property they want and they won’t even have to compensate you. So don’t be surprised when they show up on your property and start building an injection plant or build pipelines to those plants across your property, you will have no say.

Then there’s NDP Environment minister Shannon Phillips stating, “We are going to distribute wind generation across the province.” That statement despite the fact most prevailing winds go through the Rogers Pass area eastward towards Brooks. So don’t be surprised when they come to build wind turbines on your property against your will. Just remember Notley’s words, “It’s what Albertans want.”

Ron Wurban, Calmar