Taxpayers’ dollars will be wasted on upcoming election

Alberta is last to join the ‘have not’ provinces.
Why? Albertans will no longer have to pay equalization payments.

Dear Editor,

Alberta is last to join the ‘have not’ provinces.

Why? Albertans will no longer have to pay equalization payments.

The Progressive Con- servative party has put Albertans billions of dollars in debt.

Albertans paid $18.9 billion dollars in equalization payments in 2011 (latest statistic from Finance, Alberta).

That is $5,012 per person or $20,048 for a family of four.

What family couldn’t use this money now?

With 19 billion dollars a year, Alberta will have no increase in taxes and money to spare if Prentice and his government is defeated in the budget election.

Prentice is relying on non-voters to stay home. He has already proven he is willing to waste taxpayers’ dollars on an election.

Eileen Walker, Strathmore, Alberta


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