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MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Who will be celebrating? My
Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to The two year billion carbon tax that by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
From the
care for seriously anniversary of the Publisher’s Desk raised the price of just Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative Alberta NDP's Dana McArthur about everything for
provincial election Alberta families. Plus,
win is coming up the NDP still has not Alberta organ and tissue
Letter to the Editor soon —but we wonder how many clearly shown any evidence how donation –registry agent launch
money out of taxpayer pockets
(besides the NDP party) will be
celebrating their track record so far? translates into reduced carbon.
The NDP's ill-timed review of oil Quite frankly, the last two years have Rob
There is also fears, according and gas royalties sent an entire been the worst economic downturn in
to the Wildrose, that the NDP
Building Canada Plan industry, already facing a price decades and this government has little Merrifield
may be pulling funding for downturn, into a much deeper spiral to claim towards improving that
self-managed care. Self- that cost Albertans thousands of jobs. situation. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
managed care allows The NDP's push to pass Bill 6, with In fact, Alberta's once proud triple-A
Tip greater flexibility in West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Letter to the Editor Policy meeting individual little to no consultations, forced credit rating was downgraded to AA+

The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the of needs and certainly farmers into massive province-wide then down again to AA over the
reluctant economic policies of the
protests and rallies to protect their
editor. was of benefit in my farm and family income. NDP. Rob
All letters are published at the discretion of the the Hat mother’s care. Letter to the Editor Policy
editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit Billions in rampant buy-now-pay- And once again, NDP Finance The Weekly Anchor welcomes Merrifield
for clarity, length and libel. Letters published later infrastructure spending that put Minister Joe Ceci is facing another Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs Albertans into record-breaking debt, review of Alberta's credit before the letters to the editor.
of this newspaper. All letters must bear the and resulted in credit downgrades agencies make a decision on the future
name of the writer and include the address and and interest payments that will of Alberta's rating. All letters are published at the discretion of the the NDP invoking closure on
telephone number, which will not be published. editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit Man in the
burden our future generations. The agencies' track record of credit debate for Bill 6 despite
The NDP's power purchase downgrades certainly points to a lack for clarity, length and libel. Letters published Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
agreement (PPA) blunder over of confidence in the NDP's financial do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
previous electricity agreements, cost plans —a sentiment many Albertans of this newspaper. All letters must bear the 30,000 Albertans who are
Albertans billions of dollars. would agree, certainly doesn't warrant name of the writer and include the address and against the bill.
The implementation of the $3 a celebration. telephone number, which will not be published.

Riding Update: Independent seniors’ advocate needed Robin Campbell, MLA

West Yellowhead
Letter to the Editor Liberals Fail on Softwood Lumber to fix long-term care: Eggen Hello again…
by Carlo Klemm
OP/ED and predictability for Canadian forestry The Weekly Anchor
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Member of the
On April 25th, the U.S. Department of Jim Eglinski workers with the response that they will Edson & District Chamber & K
Commerce imposed countervailing duties as “defend our Canadian workers.” They have From the Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion high as 24% on Canadian softwood lumber MP Yellowhead known since November that the United Publisher’s Desk MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
States was planning to launch trade action
Dana McArthur
During the last dispute, over 15,000 jobs over 19,000 people, the majority of which against Canada. Yet, instead of proactively
were lost and the Canadian forestry industry are in our riding of Yellowhead, and in defending hardworking Canadians, the
had to pay $5.4 billion in duties. It was our Canada, 370,000 jobs are directly or Liberals failed to negotiate a new Softwood
previous Conservative government that indirectly tied to the forestry sector. It is Lumber Agreement and are putting almost
Riding Update: negotiated an agreement to end that dispute upsetting to me that, even with all those jobs 400,000 jobs across the country at risk.
within three months of coming into office in at stake, negotiating a new softwood lumber The Liberal government is failing to create
2006, as well as negotiated the 2012 agreement has never been a priority for this jobs and grow the economy, and have now
extension of the deal through to October Liberal government. failed forestry workers and their families, Views & News
2016. Last Fall, I asked the government what jeopardizing their livelihoods. by Deanna Mitchener Rob
In Alberta, the forest industry employs action they were taking to ensure stability Conservative

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