By Letter to the Editor on December 4, 2020.
It feels like being hurled back in time, to when people were singled out and hunted down for thinking forward and outside the prescribed political box. I’m left aghast, after reading that Jason Kenney’s UCP Alberta government might consider me, and thousands of other forward-thinking concerned people, “anti-Albertans” for believing in the fight to save our planet from the crisis of global warming by making the necessary switch to greener alternative energy. Not only is this unbelievably absurd and reprehensible, it is just not true.
I’ve read that a man named Steve Allan has been put in charge of the expensive and expansive witch hunt for environmental charities and the people who support them. That’s right, herding up people and organizations that aren’t in line with the colossal fossils and suggesting we are anti-Albertans. I’m not sure if we are to be tarred and feathered, as in the Wild West of old, or what form of torture will befall us. Not only that, multi-millions of Alberta taxpayers are footing the bill for this cull or smear campaign. That should make us all outraged Albertans.
I’m very offended to be branded in this way, for not agreeing with pushing forward on the back of “big oil and gas” dinosaurs. I am a loyal Albertan who feels compassion for oil and gas workers impacted by the loss of oil and gas markets and their jobs. I would have hoped that the Kenney government would have been helping those workers transition to the energy jobs of the future, but it seems like the UCP have let us all down when we needed strong and civilized government the most.
Just so happens that “Ecojustice,” perhaps one of those environmental charities using the legal system to protect all of us, is trying to get an injunction to stop this mad process. It seems unjust to me that Jason Kenney’s UCP could consider accessing information to try to gag those not speaking the UCP language on the future of the fossil-fuel industry. This party does not speak for all Albertans and is edging ever closer to acting like dictators trying to take away the peoples’ right to use our collective cognitive powers to move to the energy of the future, which could benefit all Albertans.
Who are your masters, Jason Kenney? Are you a true Albertan working for the best interest of the people of Alberta?