Highwood MLA is doing her job
| Posted: Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 08:48 am
To attack our local MLA in an editorial seems more than just a little unfair.
I don’t think the RCMP should have entered anyone’s house in High River unless they had a warrant or reasonable cause to believe something was illegally happening in that house. The fact the RCMP removed people’s firearms, without permission to even enter their houses, is inexcusable and the Wildrose position on this is quite reasonable. The RCMP did work “tirelessly” during the flood, but it is their job and I am sure they got paid handsomely for any overtime they worked.
Danielle is not just our local MLA, but also the head of the opposition Wildrose. We knew she had that position before we elected her to her local position so is it any wonder that she would “oppose” policies of the PC government? Is Ms. Redford held to account locally in her riding for everything she says as our premier?
All politicians speak in rhetorical terms and campaigning never stops. Are you accusing a politician of being a, well, politician? I think our MLA’s time would be better spent by holding our PC government to account over how they are handling this flood issue. The PC government has done some things well, but there can always be improvement. There are more than enough people “shoveling” and physically helping those in need so why wouldn’t our local politician do her job and act like a politician? If she doesn’t act politically on our behalf, who else can or will?
Even though I supported Danielle in the last election, I am very opposed to the Wildrose’s position on water rights and related issues in Alberta. Most of our current problems with water in Okotoks are a direct result of poor policies inflicted on us by the PC government. Sadly, the Wildrose gives us no better alternative on these issues.