Political Parties Have a Listening Problem
Today’s budget positions the PC government for the upcoming election campaign, but Alberta’s budgeting process still needs to be brought into the 21st century. While all political parties in Alberta are offering solutions, they have neglected to listen to Albertans.
Alberta Party Leader Glenn Taylor says: “We hear one side say that this government has a spending problem; the other says that this government has a revenue problem, but the Alberta party believes that they all have a listening problem. Albertans know how to budget and save, because they do it every day. Include them in this conversation.”
“Albertans are smart people,” says Alberta Caucus House Leader Dave Taylor. “They want a seat at the table and they want a voice in where we’re going, what we want and how we’re going to get there, because Albertans know that the province is not living up to our potential.”
The Alberta Party was the first to propose having an authentic province-wide conversation with Albertans on what services they want from their government and how much they are willing to pay for them. The government is now echoing the need for this conversation but for years have shown that they do not have the ability to listen effectively.
Alberta Party Leader Glenn Taylor says: “The Water for life strategy, the Inspiring Education report and the recent budget consultations have all made it clear the government shows the pretense of listening, but lacks the courage to do what Albertans tell them.”
For further information please contact:
Robbie Kreger-Smith, Communications Chair