Trade group attacks Stelmach with ads

<p>Albertan television watchers may have noticed new advertisements attacking the provincial premier on various controversial issues.</p>

 

Premier accused of lack of planning on health care, housing


Albertan television watchers may have noticed new advertisements attacking the provincial premier on various controversial issues.

 




The Alberta Building Trades Council went on the offensive, with sponsored television commercials accusing Premier Ed Stelmach of the lack of a clear plan on issues facing Albertans — such as health care and affordable housing.

 




Ron Harry, spokesperson for the trade organization, told Metro the main purpose of the ads, which began airing yesterday, is to inform the public about the issues.

 




“We want to have informed voters with the upcoming election approaching. The purpose of the commercials is to make the public aware about the important issues affecting us all,” he said.





Three different commercials all echo the same message — “Albertans For Change.” One says “Premier Ed Stelmach — more than a year in office and still no real plan for Alberta,” while another asks “Why don’t we have a premier who takes health care seriously?”





Harry said the primary issue is the lack of direction the Conservative government has shown.





“Elections are about our future. We are concerned about this government and the lack of a clear plan.”





Meanwhile, Premier Stelmach was in the Calgary area today with film crews at a local coffee shop.





However, the nature of his business yesterday could not be confirmed through his legislative office or his Southern Alberta office.





Stelmach himself couldn’t be reached for comment.




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