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LETTER: Conservative government don't deserve our praise

I am very disappointed again in how the news in this province spends most of its time praising the conservative governments when they are out at events blowing their own horn.
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Re: "'New industrial revolution' in Heartland," The Gazette, Sept. 21.

After reading this article by Gazette reporter Jack Farrell, I am very disappointed again in how the news in this province spends most of its time praising the conservative governments when they are out at events blowing their own horn. They do a good enough job on their own and don't need your help. Let’s look at a few points in this article.

So, the only thing that Jason Kenney and the UCP really did was to cut corporate taxes and hurt the average Albertan who relies on municipality tax for services. We now can pay more personal property taxes or get less services as residents.

As far as new projects, Kenney had zero to do with Inter Pipeline Petrochemical Complex construction started in 2018. By the time he took office five major towers were in place.

Three hundred people — mainly businesspeople — stood up for him. They now pay less tax to support this province. More corporate profits; bigger management bonus. I would stand up, too, if he cut my cost to live here.

The other thing he did for these corporations is reduce when they must pay overtime, another big win for corporate Alberta. Let's drive us back into the 1930 labour market.

Glen Byers, Sturgeon County