EDMONTON – NDP Leader Rachel Notley released a statement following Premier Prentice’s Fiscal Outlook announcement:
“Once again Alberta families are the ones who will pay the price for this government’s failure to responsibly manage Alberta’s resource revenue.
“The PCs claim it’s a crisis every time the price of oil drops but this is not a new predicament they find themselves in.
“Alberta has been riding this revenue rollercoaster for years and yet Prentice announced today that the PCs are planning to cut public spending and that every Albertan will be impacted.
“Those who rely on our cherished public services cannot continue to pay the price for this government’s chronic mismanagement of what otherwise could be one of the healthiest and most stable economies in the world.
“It’s time we finally moved to a more fair, stable, predictable revenue system and we need to start by getting rid of the flat tax.”