January 23rd, 2021

Abusing the people gov’t is elected to serve

By Letter to the Editor on January 30, 2020.

Has anybody figured out that by the second year of the War Room, it will be the people on AISH paying for 100 per cent of it? This is only possible because the UCP deindexed AISH.

That is only the second year of deindexation. How much will the third and fourth years be costing the people with disabilities on AISH? My math for the fourth year estimates it will be about $145/month.

And while the UCP claims AISH is the highest in the country, I will point out that the Alberta MLAs are also the highest paid in Canada.

The line from the bottom to the privilege is getting stretched beyond the breaking point.

I have two questions: “What kind of person can go to church on Sunday and then persecute some of the most vulnerable in society on Monday?” And “What kind of church are these people going to?”

Any government ceases to be civilized when it perverts its authority to abuse the people it is elected to serve.

First, it will be the weak, sick, old and vulnerable that get abused and then it will be the people that look after them. The nurses, teachers, doctors, front-line workers like the police, housing and homeless workers and the list is climbing. Let me ask, “When will you be concerned? Only when they come for you? When you can’t insure your car, is that when?” Because let me remind you, we are already at that point and it will only get worse.

Les Landry


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Southern Albertan

It remains as to whether this will translate into how folks vote in 2023.


We are concerned. I am active in trying to repair our society. You appear active in delegating to a growing motherstate government to look after you. Very jingoist letter, with your ending stealing from Pastor Martin Niemoller’s sad sentiment lamenting the widespread German apathy to the Jews fate under the WW2 Nazi regime. Don’t be them.

Southern Albertan

It sure is something, then, that we have to be ‘nannies’ to the corporate realm in the form of a $4.7 billion welfare tax break, for example, which will not create jobs, and will cost the rest of us. Since money talks, I know my middle class pocketbook will take a hit.


again, we have the masochists that hate on the masses, and see nothing wrong with public money being doled out to the wealthiest, private concerns, but hate public money being used to uplift the lot of the public. cruelty seems to know not common sense nor decency.


Yes it does seem the sky is falling in on you Les! Hopefully you and others can weather the storm until the UCP turns our finances around and gets back in the “black.”
My sister in BC lives on a meager 900.00 per month on their AISH equivalent. So not to sure what you are complaining about here with 1600.00 or so monthly.
Everybody has to tighten their belts one more notch.
The previous spend-thrift government was kicked-out of office (one of many reasons) because of lack of prudence with regards to our provincial finances. It was clear! Albertans (the normal thinking variety) will not put-up with the tax and spend NDP antics that we were all subjected to or their twisted ideology.
Be thankful Les that’s all they did was deindex your AISH and not cut-back the total.

diplomacy works

So the NDP were big spenders!

Fact is though that the UCP who are borrowing 2 BILLION more than the NDP had budgeted for the same time period.

And the NDP did not shove people off health care, cut staff, attack unions, bellyache constantly against Ottawa as though it weren’t part of Canada, fund War Rooms, hire former Cons to do pretend panels across the country ….

But facts, schmactz, right?
I mean, there’s got to be a bible verse supporting the dumping on the powerless that Conservatives so enjoy.