Stelmach PCs disillusioned, dysfunctional

I would like to compliment former cabinet minister Heather Forsyth and Airdrie MLA Rob Anderson for their recent decision to leave the Stelmach PCs and join the newly minted, conservative Wildrose Alliance Party.

Dear Editor:

I would like to compliment former cabinet minister Heather Forsyth and Airdrie MLA Rob Anderson for their recent decision to leave the Stelmach PCs and join the newly minted, conservative Wildrose Alliance Party. The two MLAs announced their decision last week at a press conference, where Anderson correctly noted, “our system of government has become entirely dysfunctional (under Stelmach)…”

This is no surprise to the residents of Ponoka, who watch as a multi-billion-dollar surplus collapses into a historic $6-billion-dollar deficit, who watch as devastating cuts to health care are beginning to hit seniors and families hard, and watch as unemployment and job opportunities disappear while MLAs collect thousands in perks, pensions, and allowances.

Under Ed Stelmach, families have been forgotten, farmers ignored, seniors and the disabled neglected, students forgotten.

Its time to put the ‘Alberta’ back in the Alberta Advantage; to restore our province to a system of low taxation and limited regulation; to provide Albertan families and seniors with the best health care possibly attainable; to attract new high-paying employment opportunities for all Albertans; and to install a government by the ”people for the people” that is present in times of economic trial and hardship.

I believe the leadership of Danielle Smith and the drive, persistency, and passion of everyday Albertans can make that dream attainable in the next election. I hope you will join me in creating a vibrant, conservative Alberta by joining the Wildrose Alliance party.

Kyle Morrow,

political science student,

Ponoka