By Letter to the Editor on September 11, 2020.
Those of us from the world of finance, who had ties to the oil industry, aren’t surprised by what U of C economist Trevor Tombe is stating. Had the previous governments continued to collect oil royalties at the Lougheed levels we would have had an additional $575 billion.
Add this to the $150 billion lost because of tax breaks, that Ralph Klein’s daughter Angie was so upset about, then add in the orphan wells mess they created and these phoney conservatives have literally destroyed our children’s future.
Now while this Liberal turned Reformer, Jason Kenney, deliberately makes the situation worse by slashing taxes for his rich friends, and is forcing privatization of health care down our throats, he is trying to blame the doctors, nurses, teachers and Ottawa for the mess we are in. How stupid does he think we are?
Alan K. Spiller