The Government must recall the Legislature and present a budget to show Albertans how they plan to address the fiscal crisis, says Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark.

“Albertans need their government to earn their paycheques and do their jobs,” said Clark. “The Government need to come in off the federal campaign trail and show Albertans a clear path out of the fiscal crisis our province finds ourselves in.”

Clark called on the government to immediately implement a public sector hiring and wage freeze.

“In a time where tens of thousands of hard working Albertans are losing their jobs it is irresponsible for the government to continue to expand the size of government,” said Clark. “They’ve made vague statements about reducing expenditures but have no plans in place to do so. It’s not possible to control spending without addressing public sector wages and the overall size of government.”

“Let me be clear – I am not talking about mass layoffs in the public sector. During uncertain economic times a hiring and wage freeze is the absolute least they can do to get Alberta’s finances under control.

“The Government needs to show Albertans they have an actual plan to deal with the budget crisis.”

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For an interview please contact:

Natasha Soles

Communications Coordinator

Alberta Party Caucus

(780) 722-4733

Natasha.Soles@assembly.ab.ca


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