The Premier of Alberta and the Chair of the Fair Deal Panel both admit that the rural vote is the most important.
The Premier is talking about advancing a provincial police force and leaving the Canada Pension Plan, due to recommendations from the Fair Deal Report.
The chair of the Fair Deal Panel admitted that the majority of respondents and participants voiced the opposite but at the town hall meetings in rural communities, they did get support.
Though the majority of Albertans supported the CPP and the RCMP the Premier is moving ahead in seeking a mandate to create a provincial police and to leave the CPP.
The rural voice is the most important, no coincidence they also support the UCP, while the urban vote which is also the majority of the population, no coincidence that UCP have less firm support, is the least important.
The Premier, is looking at investing billions in creating a provincial police force, while cutting funding for education, health care, AISH, and minimum wage earners. The majority of Albertans are against it. Remember the chair said they heard some support in rural town halls.
The Premier took control of Albertans provincial pension and subsequently invested it in O&G, lost billions and now wants access to Albertans’ federal pension funds. Again the majority of Albertans are against it.
My question is; Are rural votes worth 2 or 3 times urban votes?
Do urban voters even matter to this premier?
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Police arrest two more people following killing of eight-year-old girl in Alberta
An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Police in Edmonton have charged two more people following the killing of an eight-year-old girl whose remains were found on a First Nation south of the provincial capital in April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Police in Edmonton have charged two more people following the killing of an eight-year-old girl whose remains were found on a First Nation south of the provincial capital.
Officers responded on April 24 to a welfare call about the girl at an Edmonton home but were unable to locate her.
Her remains were discovered five days later on the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis.
Shayden Lightning, who is 21, and Raighne Stoney, who is 36, have been charged with being an accessory to murder and causing an indignity to a body.
Three others were initially charged in the case.
Police are not releasing the names of two of the accused in order to protect the identities of other children related to the victim, whose identity is under a publication ban.
A 27-year-old woman faces a charge of first-degree murder and a 25-year-old man faces charges of being an accessory to murder and causing an indignity to a body.
Edward Nievera, 67, was charged with being an accessory to murder and causing an indignity to a body.
Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Colin Leathem said in a release Friday that the recent arrests will be the last in the case and that the investigation has concluded.
“We want to thank the RCMP in Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin for their assistance with this investigation,” he said. “Needless to say, this was an exceptionally distressing investigation to work on, and they went above and beyond in helping to facilitate these final arrests and bring this file to conclusion.
“While nothing can change the horror of what occurred, we hope (the arrests) can provide some measure of justice to those who knew and loved this little girl.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2023.
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