Archbishop Smith: The Platform
Here in Alberta the province is in election mode. As in any electoral campaign, the political parties are steadily unveiling what we call their “platforms”. In these, they spell out for the electorate their plans to address issues pertaining to the economy, finance, environment, education, healthcare, infrastructure, support for families, care for the needy and so on. The Church encourages us, as citizens, to exercise our civic duty by examining these platforms carefully, in order to make an informed decision on election day as to which party will best govern our province in the service of the common good.