ALBERTA VOTES 2008

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February 1, 2008 | 04:32 PM

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Comments: (7)

Anne (Edmonton) wrote:

Archie,
You would not believe the amount of letters and requests each MLA's receives! They reply to EACH and EVERYONE of them! Your letter i'm sure was in the process, however once an election is called, the MLA's are no longer MLA's and these duties cease for the time being from ALL MLA's no matter what their party. All duties pick up where they left off once a new cabinet has been formed.

Posted February 27, 2008 09:08 PM

Dee (Grimshaw) wrote:

Dale Leuken seems like a man who really wants to change things. Too bad a majority of his policy ideas are completely opposite to the Wild Rose Alliance. He's against the nuclear facility but the Wild Rose Alliance espouses business and their own definition of 'free market' economy.

I really like some of the ideas the leader of the Green party was proposing on the CBC Radio show Wild Rose Forum. Their web site describes them as having Utopic ideology but they're not like that at all. They have some really good workable ideas. Too bad they're not running a candidate for this riding.

Posted February 27, 2008 01:48 PM

Marie (Edmonton) wrote:

I am excited to see people here in this riding are expressing their views - way to go!

Posted February 26, 2008 07:10 PM

Archie Robertson (Fairview) wrote:

I sent a letter to MLA Hector Goudreau on the fourth of January 2008. I have included here an excerpt from the letter:

to
change the tax rates such that the longer a product
can be expected to last, the lower the tax that will
be paid on it. For example, a plastic bag that will
go in the garbage as soon as it is purchased should be
taxed 1000%, while a stone structure that could last a
thousand years could be built tax free. I believe
that such a measure would go a long ways towards
ensuring that our grandchildren will not have to pay
back any major debts that we have borrowed in their
names.

I hope that you will consider this idea. I am
interested in your opinion of the wisdom of
implementing such a scheme, as well as the possibility
of doing so in the current political arena. I look
forward to receiving your reply.

Sincerely Yours,
Archie Robertson

Our local representative failed to reply to this letter.


I believe it is the responsibility of our representative to respond to the concerns of his constituents. I will be sure to not vote for Hector Goodreau.

Posted February 22, 2008 11:42 PM

Ron (Calgary) wrote:

Mr. Brown may be right. The NDs or Libs could have a chance, especially with the right-wing split.

Posted February 7, 2008 03:28 AM

Harvey Brown (Spirit_River_Alberta) wrote:

Mr. Leuken is hard at work knocking on our doors already! He wants it bad. But his Alliance Party is on the right wing and 4th place in the legislature. The party, if not the candidate, should be seen as outside the mainstream.

Remember, this constituency once belonged to NDP leader Grant Notley. It dares to be different. It isn't solidly right wing. There may be a real chance for the NDP or Liberals if their candidate catches on. The Liberal candidate, Bob Woken, is a very interesting man who will cause thinking to take place.

I voted for Mr. Goudreau last time, but I will be signing up to help Mr. Woken this time.

Posted February 5, 2008 10:38 PM

Danny Hertz (Duchess_AB) wrote:

I don't live in the riding, but watch for Wildrose Alliance candidate Dale Leuken to take this seat from the incumbent PC MLA Hector Goudreau. It should be a close race.

Posted February 4, 2008 08:29 PM

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