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A sign of things to come

Dear Editor,

The election victory of the NDP in Alberta sends a clear message to all politicians.

When given the choice of a few dollars in their pockets or a viable social safety net, Canadians will vote overwhelmingly for the social safety net.

We know that the social safety net saved Canadians from collapse when, in 2008, the world tanked and countries with a social safety net were spared.

The corporate fear mongering of a socialist disaster shows that the meaning of socialism has changed and Canadians are accepting that modern socialism only means public ownership of monopoly-type public services such as roads, electricity, water, sidewalks, sewers, etc.

Perhaps, and hopefully, the Harper Conservatives are facing a Mulroney-type meltdown.

Ed Goertzen