The saga of the NDP’s taxpayer funded “free” light bulb fiasco continues.
This time, the NDP were forced to admit that that the Ontario based company they gave the “free light bulbs and shower heads” contract to was not the lowest bidder.
Environment Minister Shannon Phillips has always said that choosing an out of province company was about saving money.
But WATCH to see Phillips try to avoid answering Wildrose MLA Don MacIntyre question about the bid process.
One or two Alberta companies were passed over by the NDP in favor of a green company from Ontario (all while business insolvencies are on the rise in Alberta.)
If the NDP are trying to jumpstart the economy when 200,000 Albertans are out of work and Calgary unemployment is hovering around 9 percent, they should have gone with an Alberta company.
Or better yet, give people back their own money, and send these lightbulb merchants back to Ontario.