Bob Layton Editorial: Compassionate belt-tightening

The Alberta Legislature. Global News

Last Wednesday, the day before the Calgary-Lougheed byelection, political scientist Lori Williams said Jason Kenney would not only have to win, he would have to win in a landslide to back his contention that Alberta is still a conservative province.

As you know he won big, much to the delight of those who believe the NDP is a one-time accidental government.

As we wait for a 2019 decision on whether Alberta is still a conservative province, a new poll published the day of the byelection shows Albertans divided over the funding of religious schools.

This, against the backdrop of the NDP asking faith-based schools to change their sex-ed teaching to align with all publicly funded schools.

And speaking of money, we don’t have near enough.

Premier Notley is talking about “compassionate belt-tightening.”

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Is there such a thing?

Or, are some going to feel the political penny pinching on top of the increasing carbon tax?

Let me know what you think.

Bob Layton is the news manager of the Corus Edmonton group of radio stations and a commentator for Global News.

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