PCs’ 9% cuts will hurt Alberta families

EDMONTON – New Democrat Leader Rachel Notley called the PCs proposed spending cuts irresponsible and damaging, today.

“Alberta families depend on the government to protect and provide vital public services. No matter what the price of oil is, families will need healthcare, their kids need to go to school and their aging parents will need a place to live. As this PC government prepares to make devastating cuts, Prentice is proving once again that Alberta families are not a priority,” said Notley.
 Notley’s comments come after Premier Prentice and his Finance minister announced they are planning a 9% spending reduction in the upcoming budget.
“The Premier is quick to make major cuts to services that Alberta’s most vulnerable people rely on and yet he refuses to consider raising corporate taxes. Prentice is out of touch with what Albertans need and want and he clearly doesn’t understand what a fair province looks like,” said Notley.
“This government has squandered our unprecedented wealth and now they are making Alberta families pay to clean up its mess.”