To be honest I don't have a platform in the traditional sense. I have a work ethic. I will endeavor to represent all constituents with integrity and accountibility. I will work hard to negotiate and facilitate equitable solutions to the issues Albertans face. I will not make promises nor spew out platitudes to get your vote. I can not predict the future and a platform is only as good or the framework that is voted into the legislature.
That said, for 40 years there has been the same majority government that should have been able to fulfill all the promises made in the past 10 election platforms with the goal to build a better Alberta. Why is it so hard to get a family doctor? Why are there no nurses or counsellors in schools? Why is Alberta charging the lowest royalties in the world for oil, when we live in a world demanding oil resources,that are preferrably, conflict-free and environmentally-responsible? Why isn't Alberta charging higher royalties so more can be done to keep the oil companies accountible environmentally and fiscally.
Before you judge me for not having a platform, ask yourself what is a platform? Also, how many platforms have been fulfilled and have ensured that all citizens have reasonable access to quality healthcare, quality education, and ensure economic growth with diversity and good stewardship for the resources, both natural and more importantly human? This is not a popularity contest, this is your government that is supposed to serve and protect your rights.
Cast your vote Monday, April 23, 2012. Show you care. It is YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE.