I recently received a very interesting article from Democracy Watch which made the connection between political corruption and voter apathy. Duff Conacher (Democracy Watch Coordinator) indicated that if politicians don’t stick to their campaign promises, voters feel as though their values won’t be represented no matter who they vote for, andÂ fewer people bother to vote.
I think this is particularly relevant in Alberta where in the 2004 electionÂ only 44.7% voted.
Ed Stelmach must nowÂ show the voters of Alberta that promises are not empty; everyone will follow the same rules and stopÂ corrupt deals with corporations. All of us hope he will do so. Albertans will not tolerate corruption and a”culture of entitlement” as the federal Liberals found out in the Adscam affair in 2006.