Honesty wanted from MLA Anglin

This letter is in response to the article in the Oct.30 issue of the Rimbey Review entitled

Dear Editor:

This letter is in response to the article in the Oct.30 issue of the Rimbey Review entitled, Anglin speaks out against the Electric Utilities Amendment Act.

I found it very disturbing that MLA Joe Anglin does not know why DC powerlines were approved. It is expected of our elected officials to show honesty as well as the buzzwords of transparency and accountability in their interaction with their constituents. I do not believe these attributes have been shown by Mr. Anglin. Quite the opposite. As a landowner rights advocate and leader of the Lavesta Area Group, Joe was a strong proponent of DC power transmission lines and now he claims to not know where the Conservatives got the idea of using DC power transmission lines. I suggest Joe look in the mirror for the answer to his concerns.

The following excerpt allegedly posted by Joe Anglin on the Daveberta blog site on Oct. 28, 2009 states as follows:

“Also, the only reason HVDC is being proposed is because of my efforts. HVDC was originally rejected outright when I first got involved and it took three years to get AESO to approve the use of the technology. I take full credit for advancing the HVDC argument in regards to this issue.”

We all know that an MLA is a politician, and Mr. Anglin’s position on this topic is well expressed as shown in the following web posting from The Tyee of Feb. 8, 2011:

adds Anglin. “I don’t think Alberta’s politicians are bad or evil but they are incompetent and dumber than your average monkey. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve caught them lying.” (thetyee)

I know it is a large order, but it would sure be nice to see a little more honesty and less deception in our governments.

Aubrey Finnen

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