Believe in democracy or you don’t!

Dear Editor,

Is this the policy of your party, Nathan?  [MLA Nathan Cooper, Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills, and Speaker of the House].

No discussions. No dialogue with the public or with debates in the legislature? 

Where were the discussions with the teachers on cutbacks to public education? 

Where were the discussion with the teachers when their pension fund was usurped by the Alberta government?  

Or with usurping the pension funds of other public servants? 

What discussions were held with doctors on their contracts? 

What discussions were held with the medical profession on cutbacks to public health care? 

What happened to discussions with the public on the closures of public parks? 

What happened to public discussions concerning the de-regulations of environmental regulations in the oil patch? 

What discussions with the public on the sale of crown land to private interests? 

What public discussions were held allowing open-pit mining on the eastern slope of the Canadian Rockies? 

You either believe in democracy or you don’t. 

In a democracy, discussions, debates, and votes are held with other politicians as well as with the public. 

On the other hand, dictatorships make unilateral decisions. No discussions and no debates.  Trump’s MO, in my opinion.

George Thatcher

Trochu, Alta.

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