April 21, 2015

Alberta election: Wildrose says no to coalition if tax hikes involved

Rebel Staff
Alberta's Wildrose Party has drawn a line in the sand on any future cooperation with other parties if the May 5th vote does not result in a majority government.
Leader Brian Jean says it's too early to speculate on what might happen election day, but says Wildrose will not support any party that advocates raising taxes on Albertans.

A key promise in the Wildrose platform includes a promise to balance the books by 2017 with cuts to a bloated government bureaucracy and management trimming in Alberta Health Services.
Jean says tax hikes are a non-starter for his party.
"The Wildrose will not, will not be supporting any tax hikes and we will be voting against them so as far as any. 
So far as the PCs coming forward and asking us to support them we will not do that. Albertans want us to stand against high tax increases. They want us to make sure we are a principled party that run on principles and good ideas and thats what we will do so the Wildrose will not prop up any government or any vote that votes to raise taxes on Albertans," says Jean.
He adds the PC and NDP would probably be a much better fit as far as coalitions go given Jim Prentice's vow to raise  taxes if he wins.

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commented 2015-04-22 13:37:32 -0400
The PC Party would form a coalition with the NDP to raise taxes. I think that tells us all we need to know about today’s PCs!
commented 2015-04-22 10:53:01 -0400
Daniel Hunt, I agree. The WR promise to balance the books by trimming bloated bureacracy, while long overdue and desperately needed across all Canada and at all levels, is what defeated Tim Hudak in Ontario. We ought not to underestimate the well-organized, wealthy Unifor, workingfamilies and other union political organizations that are pitching tax-funded economic security to the increasing numbers of unemployed.

Too bad Prentice won’t simply cede his tax-hike market to the left is misled. There are still enough Conservatives left in Alberta to win provided they don’t split the vote.
commented 2015-04-21 23:44:39 -0400
In a minority government, generally the only way to get any business done is to have a certain amount of “coalition” between the parties. This usually would happen between the 2 (or more) parties most similar in policy. One would think the PC party of Alberta would be much more aligned with the WildRose ….but…. with their politics going mostly left, and still further left, if there is collaboration, that is where it will probably be. It could be a messy next 4 years for Albertans.
commented 2015-04-21 20:07:06 -0400
I would have preferred Brian Jean to say an emphatic “NO” to any coalition at any time. However, I still fully support the Wildrose, the only conservative option in Alberta.
commented 2015-04-21 19:54:29 -0400
The only possible coalition would be the liberal PCs and the NDP. Both want to relieve you of more of your hard earned money to pay for bloated bureaucracies.
commented 2015-04-21 19:44:33 -0400
Wildrose should say “No” to ANY kind of coalition! Go it on your own, WR! You’re the best option Alberta’s got!
commented 2015-04-21 18:25:14 -0400
It would be a gigantic loss for voters for the WR to join with either the NDP or the PCs.