PC leader Jim Prentice has reversed a controversial and contentious item in his budget that would have reduced the tax credit for Albertans making charitable donations.
Prentice admitted the policy was wrong, after getting an earful from Albertans at the doorstep during this election campaign.
He says Albertans have told him a reduction in the credit would hurt charities and says he's been listening.
"Today I have to admit we got one thing very wrong in our budget proposal. By reducing the charitable tax credit
we put the good work of Alberta's many charitable causes and the work they do at a disadvantage. This is the wrong time to do that and so today I'm going to fix that,' says Prentice.
The move will cost the province millions in revenues and Prentice wouldn't say how he intends to make that up.
This reversal plays into criticisms by the Wildrose Party that Prentice is making up his fiscal policy as he goes during this election as some polls have the PCS running third.
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