Jason Kenney will make his debut in the Alberta Legislature as the new session begins this afternoon. Grande Prairie Wapiti MLA Wayne Drysdale says he is worried about the NDP government’s deficit spending.
“I think we can do things to bring business back, bring the Alberta advantage back. It will bring investments which will increase out income. If we hold the line on spending and increase the income I think we can work towards a balanced budget.”
The latest budget is expected March 22. When asked how the United Conservative Party would approach spending if they were in control Drysdale reiterated they would “hold the line” on spending.
“We have no intentions of cutting front-line staff; teachers, nurses, all that. That’s not our plan and never has been, but i think we keep getting painted with that message. That’s not what we’ve ever said.”
In a recent update Finance Minister Joe Ceci said they have cut more that $1 billion from the expected deficit which is now forecast to be $9.1 billion.