ALBERTA VOTES 2008

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February 1, 2008 | 04:22 PM

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A.H. (Castle_Downs) wrote:

People that make comments like "Rather elect a fruit fly" or bring up the fact that he only won by recount do not see what he has done for the community. I have been involved in the community by volunteering for the community league for the past three years and have met with Mr. Lukazsuk on more than one occasion and I would sugggest more people should get involved and try to have more or of a say, and express your concerns. He is a very good MLA and if you take the time to talk to him he will help you out. One person expressed he told them to apply for funding and was not happy with the answer, what do you want, Mr. Lukasiuk to apply for the funding for you? You need to take some responsibility for your situation. There is funding and help out there. I realize that not everyone will be happy with the out come of the election, that's democracy. I personally would like to have seen a better opposition to the majority PC government but it never happened, oh well. I don't forget what brought me to this province and was steady work. When I came to Alberta I was married, had a house that was not worth a penny in another province and I had no education. I got off the couch and went to school, it was not easy I lost the house and had to sell my car. But I did it and it was the Alberta economy that made it possible for me to succeed. So get off the couch and get involved with your community go to school and make a difference, Mr. Lukaszuk will help you.

Posted March 4, 2008 09:40 AM

Anonymous (EdmontonCastle_Downs) wrote:

All Thomas is, is a pretty figurehead for the Progessive Conservatives. Castledowns needs a change of face.

Posted March 3, 2008 11:10 PM

sd (Edmonton) wrote:

When Mr. Lukasiuk canvassed here I asked several questions about his government, such as what are you doing about infrastructure, hospitals, school fees and seniors? How can this province collect VLT money, AHC fees, Royalties and taxes and still have no money to fix infrastructure, lower tuitions, eliminate AHC fees or four lane the highway to Ft. McMurray (where many Albertans are being injured or dying)? Mr. L. does not live in Edmonton (he lives in St. Albert) but says he does volunteer work here. For what we pay him as an MLA I feel my money would be better spent on a representative for Castle Downs in the Legislature than a bingo and playground volunteer.

Posted March 3, 2008 10:44 PM

S. Lang (Edmonton_Castledowns) wrote:

I would like to depart from the bitterness of the other comments.

I have found Mr. Lukaszuk to be an excellent MLA for our riding in the past terms.

I was particularly struck when he was at the forefront to get now convicted killer Michael Whites bail revoked and get him out of the neighborhood.

He was there for us when we were fighting off a Walmart in our area , He has been there for us when our community parks needed funding
( and Labour too!) He is one MLA which has spoken out for Edmonton Regional planning.

I have always found he has been quick to answer inquires anyone in my family has asked of him.

This is not one MLA we should turf in the name of "Change" . We deserve an effective MLA and not ( although very well meaning..) a rookie who will sit a learning curve in opposition. The future will be challenging enough as it is.

Posted March 2, 2008 02:48 PM

Dennis Loughlin (Edmonton_Castle_Downs) wrote:

I have written Mr. Lukaszuk on different matters such as: the government is making a misktake using a P3 method as it is just hidding debt for future generations; about seniors still having to pay education tax on their property in Alberta, and the reply was to apply for assistance. This was a very poor answer, and I believe that Mr. Lukaszuk does not have a true feeling of what is going out, but just wants to be recognized as "the great one".

Posted February 26, 2008 02:02 PM

a.c. (London_UK) wrote:

let's not forget he only "won" the last election after pushing for recounts...

Posted February 15, 2008 02:36 PM

Elizabeth David (EdmontonCastledowns) wrote:

It’s good to see Thomas Lukasiuk’s signs out. After all it’s the one time in every 4 year cycle that the man has any communication with his constituents. Generally when candidates are in dangerous of losing their seats, such as Lukasiuk who won last election by 3 votes, the party does everything to give them a higher profile, such a ministerial portfolio. Perhaps the party knows best when they keep Thomas on the back benches. I’d rather vote for a fruit fly then see this guy get in again.

Posted February 12, 2008 12:12 PM

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