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Saturday, December 09, 2006

no kyoto! no wheat board! no gun registry! no french citizenship!

Just got back from the wonderful City of Lethbridge in southern Alberta!

This was on the side of the road in what I believe to be the Foothills-Rockyview Constituency which is represented by one Fredrick Lee Morton.

I wonder what happens when you call 1-403-265-3669?


Anonymous said...

I didn't call it, but I googled it and got this.

Anonymous said...

Whenever I leave Calgary City limits, it seems the sign is everywhere. As soon I come back home it disappears. How very very odd.

Sean Tisdall said...

Bad things. Horrible things. Icky, devolutionary things.

AP said...

Three dumb ideas. 1. Get out of the CPP. More expensive due to economy of scale. Transferring the responsibility to a government with a history of incompetence - see Nova Tel. If it was a great idea, every province would do it.
2. Provincial Police Force - ie. a cheaper police force is probably a less well trained police force. The Mounties already operate under Alberta law - what would be the difference?
3. Collecting our own taxes. Let's create another level of government bureaucracy. I doubt any of these people have studied tax law. It's already complex enough without having another enforcement arm.

eric said...

Could you imagine how many of these signs would have popped up if Paul Martin won the last election?

Anonymous said...

I loved telling people at the convention that I used to live there and that "NO, I'm not a spy."

Anonymous said...

the alberta residents' league was the group that provided much of the organization and fundraising support for Ted Morton. Tom Olsen wrote about it as far back as a couple of years ago. If I was less lazy I'd find the exact quotes.
- Shannon Phillips

Anonymous said...


- Getting out of the CPP would be good for Alberta because we have a young population. We would have relatively more workers paying into the plan and relatively fewer retired people to pay out. Not every province can do it because not every province is in our demographic situation.

- I'm not sure what you mean by "operate under Alberta law," since the majority of what the Mounties do is criminal law related, and that's a federal power. The Alberta Agenda seem confused about this, too.

- I doubt the Mounties spend any considerable portion of their budget on training anyway. (But I'm still not sold on the provincial police force either.)

- "If it works for Ontario, why wouldn't it work for Alberta?" ( -- This has to be the stupidest argument I've ever heard from an anti-Ottawa type.

- I doubt *you* have studied tax law. I don't mean to go all ad-hom on you there, I'm just saying... I haven't studied it either.

Anonymous said...

Is that the same "AP" or is there some type of split personality. First, AB having its own pension plan is a dumb, expensive endeavour and then it is a workable idea because of the young workforce.

Either way, one of the main planks of Stelmach's campaign was to introduce an AB pension plan on top of the CPP - basically borrowed Morton's idea and put a little twist on it.

Sam said...

Why are there so many anonymous posters on this blog? Doesn't make for much fun.

holtopia said...

Every time you call a gopher gets his wings! :o