Platform

1.

Eliminate the Carbon Tax
The NDP’s carbon tax was supposed to help us get our oil and gas to world markets and diversify our economy. It has done neither. In fact, business, jobs and capital investment have fled Alberta for better opportunities. Unemployment remains at near record highs. Recovery starts with eliminating this tax.

2.

Encourage Economic Growth
Developing the economy is best done by allowing Albertans to respond directly to market forces, succeeding or failing on their own merits. Government must get out of the way by having a plan to balance the budget and reduce debt.

3.

Improve Government Services
Albertans value health care, social safety nets for the vulnerable, a good education and the opportunity to succeed. Value-based budgeting and surgically reducing government spending will free up the resources needed for the programs Albertans require.