TITLE: Mayor of Calgary
Listening to the Alberta budget speech, working through documents. Doesn�t look like any big surprises.— Naheed Nenshi (@nenshi) March 6, 2014
TITLE: Mayor of Edmonton
TITLE: Leader, Wildrose Party of Alberta
REACTION: "Albertans simply can no longer afford this PC government"
"After promising during the last election to balance the budget and stay out of debt, the PCs� short-sighted and reckless spending will have lasting impacts on future generations and no doubt cause long-term pain as we deal with the debt we are taking on today."
TITLE: Leader, Alberta NDP
REACTION: "I am surprised that this budget seems to be a continuation of the direction set in the last budget."
"The government has continued on its path of a tale of two Albertans. There is a major subsidy for corporations. The rich will get richer, the middle class will get squeezed and the poor will become poorer."
"There�s a tax on seniors programs, there�s a tax on PED, they�re continuing to underfund the programs for the most vulnerable And at the same time theres more corporate subsidies in post-secondary education."
"The premier�s office has a million dollar increase. And given the spending habits of our premier, I think that is an indication that if you're at the top of the food chain in Alberta, you're going to doing well, but if you're poor or in the middle class, you're going to get squeezed out."
TITLE: Leader, Alberta Liberal Party
REACTION: "Redford has done a frontal assault on seniors with a 25 per cent cut to their drug plan. Home care has been cut previously, as has long-term care."
"Our municipalities, our cities and towns are not getting the funding that they need to build this great province � How is it possible in such a wealthy place, we�re going into debt and we�re cutting public services."
"This budget is a recipe for disaster."