NDP releases "extremist of the Day" number 1

EDMONTON - In response to Jim Prentice's claim that people who believe that Alberta's profitable corporations should pay a little more are "extremists" -- a view shared by almost 7 in 10 citizens of this province, recent polls suggest -- the NDP today released its "Extremist of the Day" award.

Today's winner: Peter Lougheed.

The Edmonton Journal quoted former PC Premier Lougheed as follows, on May 11, 2011: "The decline in natural-gas revenues has been dramatic and the degree to which we are dependent on oil revenues, it is time for us to consider an increase in corporate and personal tax."

Mr. Prentice is making desperate claims to try to save a floundering government.