Re: “Bloc wants $5B for Quebec in exchange for its support,” Jan. 27.
I applaud Gilles Duceppe for standing up for Quebec and demanding $5 billion more in exchange for support for Stephen Harper’s budget.
As he states, he is standing up in the best interests of the people in Quebec — the people who elected him and his party.
I hope our elected officials here in Alberta take note and do the same.
Despite Alberta running a provincial deficit, our federally elected officials have not stepped forward in the best interests of Albertans and suggested our federal responsibility in transfer payments be reduced by the amount of our provincial deficit until we are in a financial position to once again increase those transfer payments.
I would like to thank Duceppe for pointing out the obvious. Albertans should not be expected to live above their means to support Quebec.
Darrell Dvorak, Calgary