Stand with Steven

Fletcher’s willingness to speak truth to power is remarkable.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE FLETCHER KNOWS PEOPLE ARE STANDING WITH HIM.

~ Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Sometimes the guy who stands alone is crazy. Sometimes that guy’s the only one who’s sane and everyone else is crazy. Steven Fletcher is the only one in the Manitoba Legislature who’s making any sense on Bill 19.

The Manitoba government introduced Bill 19 to create a new Crown corporation called Efficiency Manitoba to focus on cutting energy usage, but the bureaucratic inefficiency of a new Crown will no doubt cost taxpayers millions.

What is the government thinking?

Manitoba has an operational deficit of $840 million; it’s spending nearly a billion dollars a year on interest payments on the debt; Hydro rates are soaring; but the Manitoba government thinks it would be a good idea to spend millions to create a new Crown to nag taxpayers about turning off their lights?

Even if Manitoba weren’t broke, why in the world would it need another Crown?

Here’s the good news: there’s still one sane MLA in Manitoba.

“To create an entity that reduces the demand for the very cleanest power that can possibly be generated doesn’t make sense,” saidSteven Fletcher, who serves as the Conservative MLA for Assiniboia riding. “Why would we create a new Crown corporation with all the overhead that would try and reduce the product when there is a lot of it?”

Fletcher didn’t just criticize his own government’s bill, he filibustered it for hours and held up its passage.

It’s a good bet the party bosses are putting the boots to Fletcher. Political insiders never like it when one of their own points out a government mistake. Fletcher’s willingness to speak truth to power is remarkable.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE FLETCHER KNOWS PEOPLE ARE STANDING WITH HIM.

Here’s his email address: steven.fletcher@leg.gov.mb.ca

Please send Fletcher an email right now and let him know he’s right that Manitoba doesn’t need another Crown corp.

While you’re at it, tell your MLA to take a stand with Fletcher.

Sending your MLA a message is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Click this LINK: http://gov.mb.ca/legislature/members/mla_list_constituency.html (if you don’t know your MLAs name, start here instead.)
  2. Then click on your MLA’s name; and,
  3. Click on your MLA’s email address to send a message.

Before you hit send, please copy us on your email (tmackay@taxpayer.com) – we want to make sure we’re echoing the message you’re sending.

Thanks for all of your support – it’s making a difference.

- Todd, Shannon, Dean and the entire CTF team.
 
P.S.: Politicians only move when they are pushed. Help us keep pushing politicians in the right direction. You can make your financial contribution to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation through our secure donation website here: https://www.taxpayer.com/donate/

 

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