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Roundup: Pre-Election Politics in Alberta - MasterMaq.ca Blog
As you know I stay fairly focused on municipal issues, especially as they relate to Edmonton. But with the provincial budget set to be released on Thursday, a televised address from the Premier tonight, the review of the Municipal Government Act, and expectations of an imminent election, I've been thinking more about provincial politics lately. Here's a brief summary and some thoughts on what I've been paying attention to. Premier Prentice's TV Address Tonight, Premier Jim Prentice delivered a 16 minute address called Alberta Looks Ahead on CTV (which apparently cost between $80K and $100K). "We are a turning point in our province," he said at the beginning. He described the need for "thoughtful decisions for the future" and said Albertans have told him they want balance. The highlights as I understood them: A 10 year plan will be introduced with the budget, with three pillars: strong fiscal foundation, building a lasting legacy, securing Alberta's future There will be no sales tax