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Letter to the Editor: Canadians helping Canadians MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
My
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Unpaid leave to by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
Prime Minster Justin
care for seriously Trudeau came to Alberta From the it will be for a very, very Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative recently offering $250 Publisher’s Desk long time.

million in aid to help the Dana McArthur Long pipelines are
struggling province which nothing new. There are Alberta organ and tissue
many of them across the
has been dealing with the donation –registry agent launch
severe downturn in global oil prices. globe including China's
West-East Pipeline spanning some 5,410 miles.
Along with this new money, Trudeau Does anyone in the province seriously think
promised to fast-track $700 million in Alberta's economy and jobs should be singled Rob
previously-promised federal infrastructure out by stalling the Energy East project?
Building Canada Plan money. Seriously, If anyone is this concerned, and Merrifield

Although any help is certainly better than maybe wants to give up their petroleum Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
none, let's face it, $250 million is little more dependant job, and all petroleum based
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Rob NAME commitment from the PM's office and Premier payments. These transfers amount to billions the NDP invoking closure on Man in the
of dollars yearly bound for Quebec, Ontario,
Merrifield ADDRESS Notley on fast-tracking this proposed (and Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and debate for Bill 6 despite Red Hat
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