[Editor’s Note: This article is Alberta Al’s reply to NDP leader Tom Mulcair’s email to him stating “I know that the NDP is the only party that can defeat Harper and deliver true, progressive change to Ottawa. You can count on us to repair the damage that Harper has done—we’ll fight for you and your family.”]
I have already voted for the INDEPENDENT candidate in my riding of Edmonton-Strathcona where Linda Duncan, NDP MP, is seeking her 3rd term. At the outset of the announcement of this election which, in my humble opinion, ought not to have been called, only the old line parties elected their candidates. I feared that I was doomed because neither an Independent nor an Alberta separatist was running. But to my pleasant surprise I saw 2 weeks ago in the Edmonton Journal that 8 people were running for 8 different parties INCLUDING the Independent. At 79 years of age and having been a small businessman (lawyer) for over 40 years, part time farmer and small fruit grower I could see storm clouds gathering over Canada in 1950 when I was 14 years old. I could see over the past 50 years that changes beneficial to the Canadian public were wanting. Instead, our politicians became more entrenched and power went to their heads. I have seen a gradual erosion of our freedoms, the passing of so-called anti-terrorist legislation and laws against hate propaganda. And as though we didn’t have enough law enforcement tribunals Human Rights Commissions were set up across our nation to stifle our freedoms. I have seen our once great nation have a great deal of respect as a neutral nation on the world’s stage, to becoming one of the most hated because we have aligned my country with the Zionist apartheid nation of Israel. And you Mr. Mulcair, with Trudeau and Harper, have aligned yourselves with this nation of thieves which I find profoundly disgraceful.
Successive Liberal and PC federal governments (and NDP governments at the provincial level) adhere to only one tenet: SPEND MORE THAN YOU EARN and to hell with the people. The PCs, Liberals, NDP and Greens have their blinkers on when it comes to government spending. The items you mentioned that you hope to bring about are meaningless to me. You’re going to be about as successful to “protect well-paying jobs” as Harper will in creating 1.5 million new jobs! The private sector does NOT need government protection and the only jobs governments create are useless bureaucracies. It is the private sector that creates jobs but instead of leaving us alone you bombard us with stifling laws and regulations. I don’t know of one senior who is impoverished. I don’t know how you are going to improve access to health care when such access is readily available. The one saving grace in your platform is that you will bring home all our troops and equipment from every war zone and concentrate on the defence of our nation.
WAKE UP CANADA! By Arthur Topham July 21, 2014
I do not see anywhere in your party’s platform or, for that matter, in the platform of the other parties that you would begin the process of finding out from the people what may or may not be a workable system of proportional representation and all of you have resisted any attempt to bring in RECALL, CITIZEN INITIATIVE AND REFERENDA legislation. It seems you are happy with the status quo. Well I’m not. Our municipalities continue to dump raw sewage into our environment and we lack water purification plants. But all of you have not even given a thought to these important subjects. Now Montreal wants to dump some 2 billion litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence while at the same bloody time governments are spending tax dollars to further bilingualism and multiculturalism which has wasted billions over the years and caused disunity of our people.
The PCs have increased our national debt to about $615 billion and it is rising because there is no end to wasteful spending. Harper continues to subsidize business and industry, especially in Ontario and Quebec, much to my chagrin and the rest of you are hell-bent to tax and spend with no end in sight. Instead of going after the polluters in our country, you want to impose a bloody carbon tax on emissions wrongly believing that somehow our environment will be cleansed!
I can see it in all of your eyes that all you want is POWER over the people and to retain it at all costs. Once you are elected there is no way that we can remove you for negligent, criminal activities or incompetence. While the ordinary working Joe and Mary has to work for 30 to 40 years to obtain a pension from their employer (if one is available) you people collect a sizeable pension and severance package only after 6 years in office. Thems nice pickins!
Violent crimes are on the increase but at no time did I hear you say that you would bring back the death penalty for murder. And these violent crimes will exascerbate because the criminals know that there is virtually no punishment in the end. You have given the criminals more rights than their victims and for that you ought to be ashamed!
In 1966 I obtained my flying license and at that time, on a scale of 10, I was about a 9 as a CANADIAN CITIZEN and would defend my nation against all invaders if called upon to do so. I am sad to report that even though I will defend Canada I’m about a 1 when it comes to FEELING AND BEING CANADIAN even though I was born, raised and bred here in Alberta. There was a time not too long ago when democracy in Canada meant that the will of the majority prevailed. Today we have dictatorship by the unrestrained demands of the minorities! Our nation is so divided over language, culture and religion that I see nothing at the end of the tunnel that even remotely resemble unity en mer sa ventre mer.
Al Romanchuk aka Alberta Al
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