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Alberta Party announces plan to get Alberta off “oil roller coaster”

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Taber Times

Zero-based audits of government departments, true progressive income tax, small business tax cuts and asking large corporations to pay their fair share are the keys to ensuring Alberta gets off the oil roller coaster once and for all, says Alberta Party leader Greg Clark.

“The Alberta Party’s Economic Recovery Plan strikes the right balance between ensuring our public services are delivered efficiently and stably, with sufficient revenue to pay for the services Albertans deserve,” said Clark.

“Albertans are willing to pay fair value for well-managed, high quality public services. The Alberta Party plan does just that.”

Clark said Alberta must continue to invest in infrastructure and maintenance.

“The PCs have left a legacy of a $30 billion infrastructure deficit,” said Clark. “Our ‘smart’ borrowing plan would ensure we build badly-needed infrastructure and catch up on the maintenance backlog while costs are lower, and Albertans need jobs.”

“Our plan also allocates 50 per cent of future resource royalties into the Heritage Fund to ensure we are saving our resource wealth for future generations, and can use it to support innovation and economic diversification.”

“Albertans are looking for a balanced plan. Our plan has exactly the right balance to solve Alberta’s fiscal crisis once and for all.”

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