Support Gary Mar for Premier

As Albertans are aware, Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Rick Orman garnered a respectable 10.1% of the total votes cast for the 1st ballot, but did not make it to the 2nd ballot. He has put his support behind Gary Mar for the 2nd and final ballot, and is encouraging everyone who voted for him on the 1st ballot to do the same.

Gary Mar has said, if he becomes Premier,  he would put the Heartland Transmission Project on hold until his many questions are answered, several of which are:

1. Is it feasible to bury the line?

2. Is the line even needed?

3. How much is it really going to cost?

4. How long are Alberta ratepayers going to pay for this line?

5. How does it affect the school that is close to the line?

6. How does it affect people’s property values?

Mar has also said he would amend Bill 50 to remove Cabinet’s discretionary power to decide which new transmission projects are “critical”, and that the need for new power lines can be determined, as in the past, by the Alberta Utilities Commission in full consultation with Alberta consumers.

As a result of his considered approach on this subject, we are encouraging RETA members and other Albertans who have concerns about overhead high voltage power lines to vote for Gary Mar on Saturday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

To find out where your poll is click on http://www.albertapc.ab.ca/admin/Contentx/default.cfm?PageId=10031. $5.00 P.C. memberships are available for purchase at the polls.

~ by RETA on September 29, 2011.

 
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