Letter: Challenging MLA Ron Orr

A Ponoka News reader questions the opinions of the MLA in this letter.

Dear Ron Orr,

Last week’s column in Ponoka News comparing today’s Alberta NDP government to the government that was in power during the 1930s is a perfect example of your continuous blunders.

This is clearly an article that you wrote yourself as opposed to the ones that get written for you and then you just put your own paragraph on the end.

Even a 42-year-old non-historian like myself, who was not a fan of social studies, knows that every company and government were at the brink of disaster during the “great depression”. Only to be saved by government spending to fight a world war.

You should already know that we still have the lowest debt to GDP ratio in the country. So how can you responsibly yell ‘fire’ when Alberta is still positioned better than any other province in the country. All this while still maintaining funding for education and heath, which are the two most essential services that we the public need our government to support.

I asked during Orr’s original campaign to show us where his party could save in these two areas and some years later we still have no plan or report highlighting where the over-spending is.

Clearly this task is too daunting for you so I suggest you move aside and let someone else represent our riding. Your eruptions are no joking matter.

Brendan Sherwin

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