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Would Albertans be saddled with private hospitals, skyrocketing electricity rates, under-funded education and the flat tax if its government had the support of more than 27 per cent of electors?
Thats the question asked in a series of CUPE print and radio ads that are generating lots of notice as Albertans prepare to go to the polls March 12.
The ads point out that in the last provincial elections, only 54 per cent of eligible voters went to the polls, and of them only 51 per cent voted for the Tories.
We are encouraging everyone to get out and vote by highlighting a number of very controversial Tory policy initiatives, said CUPE Alberta president Terry Mutton. Our members decided to run these ads after watching the first week of the campaign. The government is running a very cautious campaign, limiting real opportunities for Albertans to ask questions about health care, education, taxation and deregulation.