Blame Albertans

“The responsibility for the budget mess we are in lies with all of us". So says Premier Jim Prentice.

“Some of us beg to differ. Let’s see how that statement fits with the facts:"

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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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