They have robbed the Heritage Savings and Trust fund of more than 700 billion dollars! This was done by restricting growth at 5% and taking everything else out of the fund and putting it into General Revenues to be spent along with the other taxes and miscellaneous revenues.
Plus they have abandoned Alberta's royalty which was contracted, leaving it on the profit side of the oil majors. Alberta producers have been robbed on going with the Brent oil pricing which was no where to be seen 10 years ago. It is a pricing invention of the Conservatives and the Oil Industry; a tool to further reduce Alberta's fortunes. Now, their press releases are reduced to "Alberta Looses Millions because of price drops etc. They are talking a projected number of taxes not collected or not available.
Like the Wild Rose Party who's election was run and funded by the oil companies they fully believe the resources of this province belong to the oil industry, not the people of Alberta. This is simply Conservative philosophy!
Add to this massive loss to the province the 10% flat tax which is designed entirely for the oil companies saving them more billions while robbing the province.
Now, with a leadership convention around the corner Redford is buying newspaper space to promote how busy and effective she is.
When Christie Clark was in trouble in the BC election she came to Alberta with a public posture that Alberta would pay a great deal before a pipeline would be allowed. I said at the time the deal was already in place for the northern pipeline; it was all theater! Now, Redford in the same boat heads for BC and bring back news of a pipeline which has been agreed upon since its conception.
The deals made on pipelines, health care, power lines and generation are all made at the VERY PRIVATE MEETINGS OF PNWER of which Saskatchewan has hosted meetings on more than one occasion. It is at these meetings it is decided who will announce a "new" program and what press releases to make both sides of the border so that it looks like a large group of individual companies are on side when in reality it is a closed room leaving the party to pull favors from friends.
Total Summary of PNWER This is a club that is very private an attracts people from the Fraser Institute and represents the US Republican agenda far more than any Canadian agenda.
PNWER is a US Republican Canadian Conservative private club! Alberta his hosting this years get together The party (venue) is set to run November 13th to 16th inclusive at Banff.