Alberta is last to join the ‘have not’ provinces.
Why? Albertans will no longer have to pay equalization payments.
The Progressive Con- servative party has put Albertans billions of dollars in debt.
Albertans paid $18.9 billion dollars in equalization payments in 2011 (latest statistic from Finance, Alberta).
That is $5,012 per person or $20,048 for a family of four.
What family couldn’t use this money now?
With 19 billion dollars a year, Alberta will have no increase in taxes and money to spare if Prentice and his government is defeated in the budget election.
Prentice is relying on non-voters to stay home. He has already proven he is willing to waste taxpayers’ dollars on an election.
Eileen Walker, Strathmore, Alberta