On Thursday, Finance Minister Doug Horner presented us with the latest fiscal update. It does not look good. We are headed for a massive deficit. In Alberta, there is absolutely no reason we should be in deficit period full stop. What makes matters worse is that they are refusing to release the details. We wouldn't understand it. We wouldn't get it. In other words, we are stupid.
“We didn’t do a technical briefing, because the reality is if we have to do a technical briefing for (journalists), how do we expect that Albertans are going to understand what I am telling them?Come on do they really think we're that dumb? Seems so.
“I want Albertans to understand (that) the first-quarter results are based on actual-to-budget, just the way they would do at home or in their businesses, and that’s the way we are going to report.”
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says that the PC government could be breaking the law.
So much for Nanny Redford's "This is not your father's PC party" and the promise of openness, transparency and accountability.
By the way, Nanny Redford doesn't seem worried.