Premier Prentice sells the budget
Premier Jim Prentice was at the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce Friday selling the provincial budget. He says the budget reflects the need to get Alberta off the roller coaster ride of energy prices. That's why he's bringing in user fees and higher taxes, but he says he is trying to keep the sting of those extra fees to a minimum. Prentice also says he wants to diversify Alberta's economy by putting more emphasis on agriculture, tourism, and forestry. The provincial budget brought in higher taxes...