Third Quarter fiscal update shows PCs still have no plan

CALGARY, AB (February 24, 2015): Alberta Liberal Finance Critic Kent Hehr says today’s fiscal update shows the PC government has no long-term plan to fix Alberta’s revenue.

Today, the PC government is warning that, as a result of low oil prices, the budget surplus will be less than expected and the pace of province’s economic growth is slowing.

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Government underfunding of education is trickling down to teachers and students

EDMONTON, AB (February 24, 2015): Alberta Liberal Education Critic Kent Hehr says the PC government’s chronic underfunding of our education system is hurting teachers and students.

“Since this government slashed the education budget five years ago, the system has been lurching from one potential crisis to another,” says Hehr. “Now, we are staring down the barrel of another austerity budget and deeper cuts.

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Alberta Liberals raise new concerns over government handling of the FOIP process

EDMONTON, AB (February 19, 2015): House Leader Laurie Blakeman says documents obtained by Alberta Liberals raise new concerns about how the PC government handles freedom of information requests.

“It looks like the Premier’s Office is now moving from an aura of power to an era of absolute power,” says Blakeman.

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