By Letter to the Editor on July 9, 2019.
Re: Alberta government accused of raining on Opposition’s good-news parade.
It’s increasingly hard to believe anything the UCP government says. It accused the previous government of lying about the state of provincial finances only to reluctantly reveal later that last year’s deficit is $2 billion less than predicted.
Why, then, should Albertans believe what the government says about its illegal attack on workers rights and wages in Bill 9, the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act?
The government claims this is only a delay until we know more about the economic situation. Meanwhile it miraculously seems to know enough about that situation to proceed with tax cuts for profitable corporations, which began July 1 and will cost $4.5 billion over four years.
It’s clear that Jason Kenney is working for his corporate friends, not for working Albertans.