Earlier today, our Alberta Party caucus released a statement pushing back on claims arising from last year’s caucus shadow budget. Below are some quotes from our release:

“’I want to be clear: front-line services in education and health care are absolutely a key priority for us,’ said Fraser. ‘We have been accused of cutting services, but nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, we are committing to containing the rate of spending increases to a more sustainable level.’

MLA Fraser stressed that, while last year’s Alberta Party caucus shadow budget proposed increased funding for health and education, a lower rate of increase could be achieved by managing attrition and the creation of new positions within AHS.

He also noted that the AUPE did not reach out to the Alberta Party caucus for any comment, before posting its inaccurate claims.

An organization like the AUPE – that represents thousands of hard-working Albertans – should do its due diligence before accepting the government’s claims at face value. Their members deserve to have the facts.'”

You can read the full press release at this link.