With only days left in the 2008 Alberta election campaign, here’s a look at what’s making waves…
– Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock PC MLA and Assembly Speaker Ken Kowalski is running for his ninth term as MLA and has released a series of hard hitting ads in his constituency. The ads from the Speaker of the House touched on hard hitting issues that matter to voters. They are highlighted in the first point in Kowalski’s ad in this week’s Morinville Mirror:
“While human beings can create laws, the laws of God must take precedence.“
– Tory leader Ed Stelmach has clarified his position on the 300,000 jobs that he said Kevin Taft’s climate change plan would cost.
On Tuesday in Calgary, the question arose again, and as Stelmach was formulating an answer, his communications adviser jumped in with some prodding: “Across Canada, make that clear, premier, Alberta and across Canada.”
The Tory leader then said, “Yeah, these are 300,000 jobs across the country of Canada, and that’s a small amount given the fact that 745,000 jobs rely on the oil and gas industry in the country of Canada.”
– Appointed Chinook Health Board member Donna Bier is under fire for taking out an ad using her appointed position to endorse the Tory candidate running against Lethbridge-East Alberta Liberal MLA Bridget Pastoor.
– Sherwood Park Tory Iris Evans got shrugged off by Edmonton Tory candidates on her proposed Strathcona Country veto on regional planning.
– 75% of Tory MLAs who responded to a Pembina Institute survey think that tarsands development in Fort McMurray shouldn’t go unchecked, something Ed Stelmach disagrees with…