Not a week goes by without the PCs, Alberta’s government party, having their corruption exposed again and again. The most recent case: Daryl Katz, who donated $430,000 to the PC, way above the legal limit, and the PCs trying to cover it up by splitting the amount and issuing separate tax receipts.
Don’t hold your breath and expect to ever hear the full truth about this, or any other, instance of corruption. The PCs are what they are: a socialist party, and corrupt to the core like all socialists.
I am still seething over an illegal third-party, pro-PC ad that was published in newspapers just days before the last provincial election. The authors of that “open letter” were all the usual suspects in the PC’s old boys’ network, such as George Brookman. From what anyone knows, the authors failed to register with Elections Alberta, which made that “open letter” ad illegal.
But no one, certainly not at Elections Alberta, bothered to investigate the complaints received.
Naturally, they wanted the PCs to win again – for no other reason than to protect their own privileges and positions obtained over the years by licking PC boots. A victory for the Wildrose Party would have ended their “careers”.
After more than four decades in power, the PC influence permeates every part of the province, and that includes polling station “volunteers” (who are not above manipulating the counting of ballots) and, ultimately, Elections Alberta.
Quebec may have been called Canada’s most corrupt province in Canada, and rightly so, but Alberta is a close second.
I never thought it possible that one day I’d say that I was glad to be back in Ontario and to have left the cesspool that is Alberta.
How things change over time.