14 April 2016
EDMONTON, AB - April 14, 2016 - The NDP budget sets Alberta up for serious cutbacks and financial pain in the near future, says Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark.
“I’m beyond being angry, I’m worried,” said Clark. “I worry the NDs don’t understand the real magnitude of the situation. They’ve used inflated energy price forecasts but will still run deficits over $10 billion for two years running, and have no plan to balance. What if they’re wrong? What if energy doesn’t recover to the levels the NDs expect?
“It’s beyond irresponsible, it’s negligent.”
Clark said the NDs need to focus on must-have priorities and deliver those services cost-effectively.
24 March 2016
CALGARY, AB - March 24, 2016 - The admission that the NDs have no plan to balance Alberta’s budget is an abdication of their duty to Albertans, says Alberta Party Opposition leader Greg Clark.
"I've been concerned from the start that the NDs haven't had a plan to return to balance,” said Clark. “Joe Ceci simply confirmed what Albertans had feared: this government has had no intention and no plan to return to balanced budgets."
Clark said the NDs need to make difficult choices to manage the cost of government.
08 March 2016
EDMONTON, AB - March 8, 2016 - The NDs missed the opportunity to reassure Albertans about the economic stability of the province, says Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark.
“The NDs have absolutely no interest in a plan to get back to balance,” said Clark. “This is troubling and is certain to lead towards a credit rating downgrade.
“At this point the government cannot continue to blame the PCs for their current economic situation,” said Clark. “I am concerned about their inability to actually rein in spending, and this is the reality that their choices have led us to. The NDs need to recognize that and correct course immediately.”