The opposition Wildrose has outlined what it calls a “ten-point plan” to save the province $2-billion.
The plan includes a hiring freeze for government ministry workers, no increases on wages or positions for the rest of the public sector beyond new teachers and cutting government travel in half.
Finance critic Derek Fildebrandt calls the plan “realistic, reasonable and common sense.”
“If implemented now, from a baseline of last year, it would get us back on a path to balanced budgets,” Fildebrandt told reporters on Tuesday. “It would not be responsible to pull numbers out of a hat until we see the numbers from the government on Thursday.”
“When that budget comes down, we’ll have the numbers.”
Jobs critic Grant Hunter is also recommending that the government cut down on red tape, claiming the province consistently registers a “D” grade when that aspect is analyzed.
He’s also hoping the auditor general gets involved in finding even more efficiencies.
You can see more on the Wildrose plan here.