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Edmonton - What if the government had been elected by more than just 27.5% of eligible voters, would the Tories have gone ahead with the controversial items on their current agenda? Alberta, with a 53.7% participation rate, had the worst record in the late 1990s for voter turnout in provincial elections.

CUPEs adverstisements ask what if more people had voted, would we have private hospital legislation, skyrocketing electrical rates, underfunded education and the flat tax?

We are encouraging everyone to get out and vote by highlighting a number of very controversial Tory policy initiatives, said Terry Mutton, President of CUPE Albertas 29,000 members. 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.

CUPE will run the radio and print advertisements for the last two weeks of the campaign.


See a copy of the ad

For more information, please call
Terry Mutton at (403) 269-1160 or

Ron Lv0065sque at (780) 436-7531