Letter to the Editor: Steve Lawrence — Nov. 26, 2012

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When democracy works, the issues get debated.  Attack ads only project negativity, dragging "everyone" down.  Over the last couple of weeks I have seen adds that knocked all four contenders for the provincial NDP leadership because they were not protesting the views of the federal NDP leader; meaning they were not defending the interests of Saskatchewan.  

There have also been SaskParty ads featuring Mr. Wall taking the high road to ensuring a prosperous economy.

If there is a connection, it makes me suspicious that once again someone is trying to pull the wool over our eyes. We live in a democracy. Let’s bring the debate into the open. I would like to see an economy that not only functions well in the short term, but one that is sustainable long into the future and I would like to have some say as to what form that economy takes. 

I really care about the world we leave to future generations. That is what really matters to me.

Lay off the attack ads and let's have some forums where the best minds from all walks of life contribute the best they have.  

Maybe we can decide how we can raise our royalties so even if demand for oil drops, we can still maintain or improve our resource revenues. If our Canadian "PETRO" dollar drops, it will allow all other goods and resources to be more competitive on the world market. This will allow Canada to have a healthier, more diversified economy and slowing down our resource extraction a little will help reduce effects on our environment and help ensure future generations a sustainable future.

Let the public decide what the issues are and who represents our best interests. We are all in this together.

 

Steve Lawrence

Prince Albert

Organizations: NDP, Prince Albert

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Canada

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