EDMONTON, AB (March 2, 2012): A leaked letter from PC MLA Hector Goudreau threatening the delay of a local school project clearly demonstrates the culture of corruption and intimidation that exists in Premier Alison Redford’s PC party. The letter – addressed to the superintendant of a school division in Goudreau’s Dunvegan-Central Peace constituency – implies that a proposed new school project would be jeopardized if the school division continued to speak out about needing new classroom space.
“This culture of corruption and intimidation has taken over the PC party,” Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith said. “These thug tactics are the only way they know how to do things. We’ve seen it in health care. We’ve seen it with property rights. We’ve seen it with the AUMA. Now we’re seeing it with school boards. This culture must be stopped.” The Goudreau letter comes weeks after Redford’s former chief of staff accused an Edmonton city councillor of lying when she said the PC government allocates funding based on politics. Wildrose Education Critic Rob Anderson said the PCs can no longer pretend that isn’t true after the Goudreau letter. “As we see more and more evidence of intimidation, corruption and political extortion emerge, Albertans should ask themselves if this PC party really deserves another term in government,” Anderson said. “Between now and election day, Albertans will have the opportunity to make that decision.” The Wildrose Caucus stands for free enterprise, less government, increased personal freedom and democracy.