ALBERTA VOTES 2008

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February 1, 2008 | 04:17 PM

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Richard (Edmonton) wrote:

Oil royalties may not be the focus of the media right now but it has consistantly been the focus of Brian Mason and the Alberta NDP. Yesterday he released a letter to the media pointing out the refusal of the government to give the panel all the information and has called for increases in Royalties since the last election.

Unfortunately the media plays a big role in what news stories they cover and sometimes people don't get the credit they deserver on the issues.

And to comment on the seat ratio issue, I think the only party to not support a change in the current formula is Ed Stelmach. The reason of course is that their support is in rural Alberta and they would lose government if they change the seat make up.

Richard Parks
President, Millcreek NDP Constituency Association

Posted February 7, 2008 06:53 PM

Jackie (Edmonton) wrote:

I couldn't agree more! Royalties is the number one issue of this election and I fear it is being ignored. It is at the heart of the engine of this province, and the funding mechanism for all the other goals the province wants to achieve (like full-day kindergarten, better long-term care, more doctors, etc.). But more importantly, it is a question of honesty and trust -- and I no longer trust this government to be transparent and working in the best interests of its citizens.

The royalties scandal is the number one reason I will NOT be voting Conservative. The department of Energy and the government lied to us and the Auditor General, and that is inexcusable.

Imagine, we could have eliminated health care premiums years ago if we were collecting what we should have from the return of OUR resources.

Posted February 7, 2008 01:40 PM

Cll (Edmonton) wrote:

Why has the issue of proving that royalties were collected gone on the back burner? Surely this has to be front and centre as it provides the basis for transparency in the government. In addition, why have the studies that indicated a higher royalty regime done by the Ministry of Energy been withheld? How can something so critical to funding of promises be totally ignored?

Posted February 7, 2008 08:44 AM

Daniel (Edmonton) wrote:

2/3 Albertans live in either Edmonton or Calgary.

Edmonton and Calgary have less then 1/2 the seats in the legislature.

Why does my voice count for less because I live in Edmonton?

Not one of the political parties is taking action on this issue. I have a hard time voting for any party that is indifferent to the silencing of urban voters.

Posted February 4, 2008 08:05 PM

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