By Letter to the Editor on September 16, 2021.
It was former MLAs from the Lougheed era who taught me that you can’t trust a Reformer.
They were furious with Ralph Klein for bringing Preston Manning and Stephen Harper’s Reform Party Policies to the table and deliberately destroying what they had worked so hard to create for Albertans. Looking after the wellbeing of all Albertans was their mandate and not just their rich friends like we have seen from these phony conservatives.
Â While the senior conservatives in our circle of friends aren’t fans of Justin Trudeau we certainly trust him more than this Reformer Erin O’Toole.
We haven’t forgotten what him along with Jason Kenney helped Stephen Harper do to Canada, and weren’t surprised when they were defeated.
Their lame-brain desire to privatize our public health care system is an ongoing problem you can’t ignore. One of my American cousins has been saying for years “For God’s sake don’t let anyone destroy your public health care system, trust me, you don’t want ours”.
Â It was HarperÂ who went behind the farmers’ backs and privatized the Canadian Wheat Board and now they get to sue our federal government for what they lost.
Too bad we didn’t sue Ralph Klein for doing it to us with our power and gas industries and the dumping of the orphan wells cleanup mess onto our backs. Privatization is what they live for.
Â Watching these Reformers help their rich friends cheat Albertans out of hundreds of billions in oil and tax wealth, while ReformerÂ O’Toole whines about what Trudeau has spent in saving our young people from financial ruin during this pandemic doesn’t make him look very smart.
Â Add that to what Trudeau has done to help our oil industry survive this past oil industry crash by buying a $4 billion pipeline to help oil workers continue to have jobs and was willing to implement a carbon tax that our oil executives wanted put in place, to show the world that we do care about global warming, while these Reformers tell the world they don’t care.
Â We think Albertans had better show Trudeau some respect instead of blindly supporting another phony conservative Reformer, once again, and wishing they hadn’t like we are hearing about O’Toole’s buddy Jason Kenney .
Â For all the screw-up Trudeau has shown none will financially destroy us like privatizing our health care system would do.
Alan K. Spiller