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Alberta's credit ...down again My
Remembering heroes ViewPoint
Unpaid leave to In my column time, down two by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
From the
care for seriously published May Publisher’s Desk levels from AA to an Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
ill relative 25, 2017 I wrote Dana McArthur abysmal A+ citing
about Alberta's the NDP
once proud triple- government's projected deficits and Alberta organ and tissue
Letter to the Editor A credit rating that was current debt burden. donation –registry agent launch
downgraded to AA+ then down
again to AA due to the borrow- In Alberta's fifth downgrade in
and-spend policies of the the last two years, the NDP's
uncontrolled spending and $10+
There is also fears, according provincial NDP government over billion deficit have put us on par Rob
to the Wildrose, that the NDP
Building Canada Plan the past two years. with Slovakia's A+ rating Merrifield
may be pulling funding for I talked about the credit —slightly ahead of Iceland's A
self-managed care. Self- agencies' impending review of Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
managed care allows the province, and their record of rating —and well behind Canada's
AAA rating.
Tip greater flexibility in West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
Letter to the Editor Policy meeting individual downgrading Alberta's credit Maybe they think average

The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the of needs and certainly rating pointed to a distinct lack of Albertans won't notice their credit
confidence in the NDP's financial
editor. was of benefit in my course over the last two years. is literally being maxed out Letter to the Editor Policy Rob
All letters are published at the discretion of the the Hat mother’s care. long as they continue spending to The Weekly Anchor welcomes
editor-publisher who reserves the right to edit Well, sadly but predictably, keep up appearances? letters to the editor. Merrifield
for clarity, length and libel. Letters published NDP's Finance Minister Joe Ceci Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
do not necessarily reflect the policies or beliefs faced the music as Alberta's But, credit downgrades of this
of this newspaper. All letters must bear the credit rating did take another hit magnitude will mean millions of All letters are published at the discretion of the editor-
name of the writer and include the address and dollars more in debt service costs publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length the NDP invoking closure on
telephone number, which will not be published. —two in fact. will have to come out of Albertans' and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the debate for Bill 6 despite Man in the
Standard & Poor's announced pockets —and that is something policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must bear Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
that it is again downgrading they will notice, before the next the name of the writer and include the address and petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
Alberta's credit standing. This election. telephone number, which will not be published. 30,000 Albertans who are

against the bill.
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Riding Update: Federal Aid for Softwood Lumber Sector Independent seniors’ advocate needed Robin Campbell, MLA

West Yellowhead
– Too Little, Too Late to fix long-term care: Eggen Hello again…
by Carlo Klemm
The Weekly Anchor
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
On April 25th, the United States imposed Yellowhead, in which companies like Member of the K
Edson & District Chamber &
countervailing duties as high as 24% on Jim Eglinski Weyerhaeuser and West Fraser employ From the Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion Canadian softwood lumber imports. In MP Yellowhead thousands of local residents. Publisher’s Desk MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
response, the Liberal Government
Negotiating a new softwood lumber
announced an $867million compensation agreement has never been a priority for this Dana McArthur
package for Canadian lumber producers government. Leadership starts at the top, and
affected by the ongoing softwood lumber country and this money won't bring those the Prime Minister set the tone on this file in
dispute – a dispute the Liberals could have jobs back. 2015 when he failed to give his Ministers a
Riding Update: avoided by negotiating a new deal. Canadian forestry workers deserve mandate to secure a new agreement.
The government's aid package for the stability and predictability from their I am disappointed that this Liberal
softwood industry is just a last-minute band- government, but Liberal inaction to get a Government has failed one of the largest
aid solution that is too little and comes too new softwood lumber deal has put whole sectors in our riding of Yellowhead. When Views & News
late for forestry workers and their families. communities that rely on the lumber industry will the Liberals get back at the negotiating by Deanna Mitchener Rob
Mills are already closing down across the at risk. This is especially true in our riding of table and protect our forestry industry? Conservative

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