“We are pleased to be back in the Legislature addressing the issues that matter most to Albertans,” said Interim Leader and MLA for Calgary-Hays Ric McIver. “With job losses topping 100,000, the NDP’s only solution is to double down on measures that have already proven to be ineffective in creating jobs. It’s critical that this government abandon its ideological agenda in favour of real solutions that produce tangible results.”
Today’s Speech from the Throne delivered more platitudes about job creation and economic stabilization, but the fact remains that this government has yet to create a single new job and its main fiscal strategy is to continue racking up debt – which will quickly spiral out of control.
“What the NDP doesn’t realize is that a little belt tightening now will prevent the need for major fiscal surgery down the road,” said McIver. “It’s clear they are unable to make the tough decisions that are a necessary part of governing and ultimately, it’s Albertans that will end up paying the price.”