Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ideology over people

It's the choice the Alberta PCs will make every time.

Ideology and the well funded landlord lobby tells them 'rent control bad!' So working families are expected to just suck up 300% rent increases and like it. Ideology tells them to privatize and de-regulate everything in sight so Albertans pay more for energy utilities. Ideology and the even better funded insurance lobby tells them 'public insurance bad!' So Albertans pay more on average for car insurance than the inhabitants of provinces on either side who have public insurance.

Question: How can you call it the 'Alberta Advantage' to pay more in rent, utilities and insurance than other Canadians? Answer: It's an advantage for landlords, energy companies and insurance companies - what, did you think it was supposed to be an advantage for you?

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