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24 February 2016

Massive deficit, NDP inaction on operational spending puts Alberta firmly on track for future credit downgrades

EDMONTON, AB - February 24, 2016 - Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark is deeply troubled by the ND Government’s lack of action on operational spending and sees a big risk of future credit rating downgrades from Alberta’s historic anticipated budget deficit.  

“The fact they have no plan to curb operational spending is contributing to an unprecedented projected $10.5B budget deficit,” said Clark. “There’s no question Alberta is on track for further credit rating downgrades. 

More troubling, Clark expressed concern that this year’s deficit was artificially lowered substantially because a significant amount of capital spending is unable to be deployed, noting the third quarter fiscal update deferred $948 in capital spending to future years.

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10 February 2016

Clark calls on NDs to show leadership on DRP in wake of hard-hitting Auditor General’s Report

CALGARY - February 10, 2016 - Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark has little hope that the ND government will fully implement the recommendations found within the recently released Auditor General’s report.

“It may be a new government but it seems nothing has changed behind the scenes,” said Clark. “This is especially true with the troubling findings about the Disaster Recovery Program. The same people who made a mess of DRP have been asked to fix it.

“Why should we expect anything to be different next time?”

Clark said that two and a half years after the flood hundreds of people are still struggling to close their DRP files.

 

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29 January 2016

Clark glad Albertans will continue to receive their fair share

CALGARY, AB - January 29, 2016 - Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark is pleased the government listened to the advice of the expert panel, and accepted many of the key recommendations of the Alberta Party royalty plan.

“Just like in our royalty plan, the panel has found that Albertans are getting a fair share from oil and gas royalties, and that our royalties today are globally competitive,” said Clark.

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