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LETTER: Next provincial government needs to stand up for Alberta

Editor: In regards to the letter “UCP’s focus on ‘sleight-of-hand’ in the Dec. 22 edition of the Outlook. Although I appreciate the author pointing out the incompetency of the ruling provincial party and its predecessors, I don’t find any trickery

Editor:

In regards to the letter “UCP’s focus on ‘sleight-of-hand’ in the Dec. 22 edition of the Outlook.

Although I appreciate the author pointing out the incompetency of the ruling provincial party and its predecessors, I don’t find any trickery whatsoever with regard to the “demonizing” of the federal Liberal Party.

One could easily see that actions and several policies of the Trudeau government have targeted this province in a negative manner. Let’s start with Bill C-69, I am undecided who to support in next year’s provincial election, but whoever wins must stand up for Alberta. Period.

We need to defend our interests. After all, when Alberta prospers, Canada prospers as proven by the hundreds of billions of dollars in transfer payments to this province over the last 50 years.

I don’t like the sovereignty act, but as a native Ontarian now proud to call Alberta my home, I have witnessed and had enough of uncalled for and unnecessary Alberta bashing.

Whoever is premier next year must not cower to a national government that is happy to take our transfer payments while throwing mud at us. 

Glen Grossmith,

Canmore