Uh, thanks Ralph ... I guess
The Canada West Foundation says that over a third of Albertans would rather see the $400/person rebate cheques go to improving services. Yeah, me too.
Oh, if I receive it, I will spend it. Don't get me wrong; I'm far too big of a hypocrite to send it back or give it all to charity. Besides our house desperately needs rewiring before the bloody thing burns to the ground. But I don't think we should be receiving them at all.
Firstly, it smells like a vote buying scheme. Secondly, it's going to cost a pile to send them out to everyone. And, sorry Ralph, but no matter how many Christmas presents you buy me, you are never going to be my favourite uncle.
How about building some new schools, hiring some more teachers, doing away with health premiums, or hiring more doctors? How about looking after some homeless people?