What the heck was Prentice thinking, calling an election a year early?
A handful of opinion surveys suggest that Jim Prentice and his Alberta PCs are in big, big trouble.
Evidence of the PC values vacuum is Alberta Premier Jim Prentice’s budget. It raises taxes and user fees and it slashes government services, at the same time. It tries to appease fiscal conservatives and fiscal spendthrifts, but has only succeeded in enraging both. It is the legislative equivalent of sucking and blowing simultaneously. And Albertans do not—do not—like it, writes Warren Kinsella. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright