Wildrose Leader Brian Jean urges debt cut, halt to carbon tax, in TV address

By The Canadian Press
April 13, 2016 - 10:34am

EDMONTON - Wildrose Leader Brian Jean says the NDP plan to get Alberta out of the low-oil debt spiral is only going to make things worse.

Jean, in a televised provincewide address, says the province can't spend and borrow its way out of the current fiscal crisis.

He suggests the government should take a page from the book of former premier Ralph Klein, who reigned in spending when low oil prices hammered the province's economy in the early 1990s.

Jean says there are solutions available, such as reducing the small business tax and halting the government's looming carbon tax.

Jean was speaking in response to a televised address last week by Premier Rachel Notley.

Government spending has the province on track to rack up $50 billion in spending by the end of the decade.

(The Canadian Press) 

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