“All Albertans should be deeply concerned with this political interference in AIMCo’s operations and investment strategy,” said Progressive Conservative Caucus Leader and Finance Critc, Ric McIver. “Emails obtained by the National Post show that the Finance Minister, the Economic Development and Trade Minister and the Premier have been lying to Albertans about inappropriately using the Heritage Fund to further the NDP agenda.”
In addition to misrepresenting AIMCo’s recent investment in Calfrac, causing NDP political staff to interfere further with AIMCo’s independence by demanding it support the government’s false claims, the NDP has also made legislative changes to allow for political appointments of board members.
“The NDP has wasted billions in taxpayer dollars, and borrowed billions more, to fund ideological projects that provide little benefit to hardworking Alberta families,” said McIver. “To use our long-term savings to further the NDP worldview and then lie about it is shameful and displays a level of arrogance that we have come to expect from this government. Our caucus is calling on the Premier to come clean with Albertans on the extent of her government’s deception and to immediately take steps to restore AIMCo’s independence.”
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