On April 27 there was yet another deadly car accident on Highway 63, this time killing seven more people who did not need to die.
34-year-old Pastor, Shannon Wheaton, his partner Trena, their child Benjamin and four others were sadly lost in this avoidable incident.
For years everyone, including all of Alberta's political leaders, have agreed that we need to twin Highway 63. But agreement and minor progress are not enough. Perhaps if our government had acted sooner Shannon and his family would be alive today.
The current plan, if they even manage to meet this commitment, is to twin 50 percent of the road over the next three years. This is not good enough. We cannot let more people die while we wait for the Government to complete this project. Our Premier, Alison Redford, must take immediate action to see 100 percent of this highway twinned in the next three years.
Sign this petition and share it with all of your friends so that we can ensure that the highway is improved and this awful tragedy never happens again.
For years everyone - you and all other political leaders in Alberta - have agreed that we need to twin Highway 63. But promises and minor progress are not enough. If the Alberta government had acted sooner, perhaps 34-year-old Pastor, Shannon Wheaton, his partner Trena, their son Benjamin and four others who were sadly lost in this avoidable accident, might still be alive today.
You have said that the government's initial target, to have twinned 50 percent of the road within in the next three years, is not fast enough. You could not be more correct. We need action now that includes a plan that will show how you will twin 100 percent of this road, how we will pay for it and how it will be completed in far less than three years.
You have just begun a new mandate. I cannot imagine a more important priority for your new government. I ask that you make this happen immediately.