A group calling themselves Fire Fighters for Alberta are sending out some expensive-looking literature to Alberta households endorsing the NDP as their choice for government.
Mailers are going out in several ridings across the province endorsing specific candidates, while the organization’s website fear-mongers about UCP cuts to firefighting and even endorses the Notley carbon tax. Very weird.
But who and what exactly is Fire Fighters for Alberta?
Today, I’ll tell you the truth about this mega union front group and show you how they represent a very small number of Alberta firefighters.
Eighty per cent of firefighters in Alberta are volunteers. Ninety-seven per cent of Alberta's fire departments are run by volunteers. And there are over 450 volunteer-operated fire departments in Alberta.
And about those folks who put it all on the line to fight fires, when the NDP had a chance to help them with legislation proposed by UCP MLA Wayne Anderson, the NDP didn’t support it instead choosing to refer the bill for further study.
Albertans love our firefighters, and we know the difference between them and this union which represents just a tiny handful of them, even if Rachel Notley thinks we don’t.