Electricity Transmission Report Card

Fact: Until there is a provincial general election, we know the next Premier of Alberta will be Progressive Conservative.

RETA has either spoken directly with each Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership candidate or a campaign representative, or researched each candidate’s positions on: burying high voltage power lines in special circumstances, who should pay to have lines buried in special circumstances, electricity transmission and related land use legislation, and specific views on the proposed Heartland Transmission Project. On the basis of this research, RETA has assigned a grade to each candidate and ranked them as follows:

1.  Rick Orman:  A+

2.  Gary Mar:  C

3.  Doug Horner:  C

4.  Ted Morton:  C-

5.  Doug Griffiths:  D

6.  Alison Redford:  D

On the basis of this report card ranking, the RETA Board is endorsing Rick Orman as the new leader of the Alberta P.C. Party and next Premier of Alberta. The RETA Board encourages its members and all Albertans concerned about overhead high voltage power line impacts on health, safety, property values, the environment and aesthetics, to vote for Rick Orman at the advance polls Tuesday, September 13 or at the election day polls on Saturday, September 17.

Polls are open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. To find out where to vote either at the advance polls on September 13 or at the election day polls on September 17, click on your provincial constituency here. To vote, you need a $5.00 membership in the Alberta P.C. Party; memberships can be purchased at your poll. Because so many fewer people vote in political party leadership elections than in provincial general elections, your vote REALLY COUNTS this time.

You can help change the way electricity is transmitted in Alberta by voting for Rick Orman.

~ by RETA on September 12, 2011.

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