By Letter to the Editor on November 20, 2019.
We’ve been hearing a lot from the climate-change deniers lately. It seems that Greta Thunberg is scaring them, so they resort to calling her a “child” so what could she know.
She consistently says “don’t listen to me. Read the science.” Alberta government officials choose the same response. The problem is that the deniers don’t want to have to make any changes in their lifestyle so let’s just call the science “quasi-science” or pretend we need more CO2 to get more growth on the Earth. I’m constantly amazed by the lack of logic used by many.
Now we have an Alberta government cutting funding for many services and wage earners, while setting up the “War Room,” at a cost of $30 million, to fight their own citizens who care about the environment. While in Missisauga in June, the Kenney government was running full-page ads in the Globe and Mail, claiming all kinds of damage to services if the June 18 decision of TMX didn’t pass. Local reporters noted that Canadians weren’t voting on this, neither was Parliament, so why didn’t he save money and phone the 35 people who were making the decision? They spent about $3 million on ads and billboards. Talk about misuse of taxpayer money.
Now we have a premier saying they just have to cut wages. It’s easy to take a wage cut as premier when you’re also on the federal MP pension payroll. Don’t need to worry about paying rent, etc. Not only did Albertans do the same old vote federally but we’re back to the same old provincially as well.
When will we ever learn?