To Balance the Budget, a United Conservative Government Will:
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Under the NDP government, Alberta has the second highest level of program spending per person among the Canadian provinces at $12,700 in 2017/18, behind only Newfoundland and Labrador. That is $1,200 per person higher than the Canadian provincial average. Even the British Columbia NDP government is only spending $9,974 per person – a staggering $2,726 per person less than the Alberta NDP.
The NDP have made three separate failed promises to balance the budget, first by 2017/18, then by 2018/19, then by 2019/20. The NDP missed each target.
The NDP now promise to balance the books by 2023/24—the year after the 2023 election.
The NDP is simply not credible on balanced budgets.
That’s why the United Conservatives hired Stokes Economics, an economic consulting firm also hired by the Saskatchewan Party to cost its 2007 election platform. We asked Stokes Economics to provide both realistic revenue numbers.
This comparison uses the cautious, lower revenue projections provided by Stokes Economics. Using a realistic revenue scenario—including proving for risk adjustments in case energy revenues fall further—a United Conservative government will get to a balanced budget in 2022/23.
using Stokes Economics revenue forecasts (millions of $)