The Wildrose Party is demanding to know if taxpayers funded Premier Rachel Notley’s trip to Ontario this week to address union members.
The speech was delivered one day after Albertans received a devastating fiscal update that showed Alberta is facing the worst recession since the National Energy Program and the largest deficit in our history.
M-L-A Prasad Panda says it would be inappropriate if the premier went there on the taxpayer dime.
“It’s important for an Alberta premier to advocate for Alberta’s industries and new markets, but instead, Premier Notley went to Ontario to brag to her union friends about the investment chilling lawsuit her government filed against Alberta power producers and to thank her union friends for helping her win an election,” Panda said. “If taxpayers paid even a dime for the premier to craft and deliver that message, they deserve to know.”
Panda said what Albertans want to hear from their government is a plan to start reducing the deficit and get our economy back on track, not election rally speeches to big unions.