David Eggen releases statement on cuts to the Auditor General’s office

EDMONTON – NDP MLA David Eggen released the following statement in response to a decision by the PC-dominated Legislative Offices committee to cut funding to the Auditor General’s office:

“The Legislative Offices committee is in place to represent the interests of Albertans, not the interests of the Premier. Prentice has truly demonstrated his arrogance today in directing the Legislative Offices committee to go back on a decision that was made in the best interest of Albertans.
“The PCs have squandered our unprecedented resource revenue and now they are making Albertans pay for their mistakes.
“As this government prepares to slash public services, we need the Auditor General more than ever to help protect the things that matter most to Alberta families and ensure that Alberta continues to have a bright and prosperous future ahead.”