Now is probably the best time to have a deficit with exceptionally low interest rates and the need to compensate for reduced income, when the funds are used to maintain infrastructure, diversify the economy and stimulate growth.
So who from the Notley family wrote that piece. I guess I would be dreaming if the ND's laid off civil servants proportional to the private sector layoffs that occurred in the last half year.
And explain why you want MORE Albertans on EI. What is the matter with you, those people also have families to feed, mortgages to pay and university to pay for for their children.
It's time to stop this madness and be realistic about spending. No citizen could incur the kind of debt this province has, and look the other way.
I think it is time for the GOA to build a new sentenced institution in Calgary. The current jail was built in 1957 and is long overdue for a replacement.Now is the time to do it with the economy the way it is and the chance to keep the trades working. Just a thought. Keep the faith Brother.
Our new federal government has taken up the greenhouse gas reduction target set forward by Stephen Harper's Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, 30% cuts by 2030.
Our new provincial NDP government, meanwhile, has not been so bold as to restate the 2008 PC targets of 50 MT annual cuts by 2020, which would show big contributions to the federal targets if we were to follow through.
Next week Trudeau and the Premiers are meeting to work out a national climate change strategy. How can Alberta make a genuine and fair contribution to this discussion and the related targets.
I have no faith whatsoever that the present painfully-inexperienced NDP government can resolve the serious issues facing our province today. Combine that with the federal government and it's "flower child" mentality, it's hard to be very optimistic about our future. I weep for Alberta and Canada.
My sentiments as well. We have renamed the NDP Party and have called it the 'NEW DEMOLITION PARTY'. I wonder how all the people who voted NDP now feel about the shambles they are making of our province and that we can do very little to control them or GET RID OF THEM for about three and a half more years.
People who don't read history are bound to repeat, Alberta was a 'have not' province in the early 1900, maybe if we work real hard with the ND government, we can get there again!!!
I agree that the deficit is high, BUT we do need to carry on as a province. There seems to be a number of things on the table that will be built, and the deficit will grow larger. At this time when when interest is low is the time to build. As far as it being on the shoulders of our children and grandchildren, really is not an issue, as they will be able to enjoy all of these imenities in the years to come. Not everything needs to be handed out on silver platters..
We need to develop positive policies and ideas and get on with uniting the right.
We must be hard nosed with the Feds and other provinces on transfer payments. BC and Quebec need to be supportive of tidewater pipelines. We need serious healthcare and education reform - no more pandering to unions. We need a sales tax. We need higher consumption tax on fossil fuels to encourage conservation and for a source of government revenue. There are far too many people killed and injured in traffic accidents - we need absolute and unapologetic enforcement of the law with no leniency
The NDP are really bankrupting Alberta, and quickly so. Hopefully they are running themselves down the tubes for the next election. By the way, what has happened to Danielle Smith, hopefully she doesn't hold any position in your party.
Its going to take a long time for the PCs to get rid of the smell of entitlement, left by the last two PC premiers (especially Ms Redford!!).
Say, I've got an idea! Why don't you reinvent yourselves as an honest political party, brimming with integrity, ready to truly work on behalf of the people and province of Alberta.
I believe most of Alberta's residents are becoming more and more concerned with the track record of the NDP !!! We cannot afford them gaining another 4 yrs of their stupid commy policies. It seems they no nothing but increase spending with no regard for the ever increasing debt they are saddling all Albertan's with.
There is only one way we can insure a win in the next Prov. election. It means we have no choice but to join the 2 right wing parties we now have. This is the only way we can guarantee we will wipe out the Alberta destroyers. Any body I talk to on this issue is in favor of this-- must do situation. Please keep in mind, if either of the 2 right leaning parties refuse to cooperate in forming one strong party they might as well fold up now cause they will never get re-elected in this great province again.
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Instead of putting money into new upgraders - that the private sector thinks are a bad investment or else they'd be doing it themselves - why not put the equivalent money into expanding Alberta's thriving knowledge-based industries: research, development and commercialization. THAT would be diversification! And it employs a lot of people.
We must change name and brand.we must unite the Centre not the right.
We need to find new markets for our Alberta oil, preferably in eastern Canada or overseas. Why the federal gouvernment still insists on buying crude from the middle east instead of Alberta beats me. Reversal of the existing east/west pipeline would give Canada even at todays low crude price approx $ 24.000.000 per day advantage it would be money we keep in the country It would help Alberta as well as Ottawa to minimize the deficit
The issue "Energy" covers so much I have no idea how to answer.
I'd like to see more constructive ideas rather than the endless refrain of "Spending Bad". If the NDP want to steal ideas based on conservative principals, good.
The PC Party in Alberta needs to get backing from the general public and rid ourselves of this negative Media reporting. Somehow we need to embarass this Union Govn't to work for all Albertan's and not just the Unions.