Alberta Votes

Prentice says Alberta has 2 choices: PC or NDP

Jim Prentice made his case for the 44-year-old PC dynasty in Alberta by talking a lot about the New Democrats with CBC Radio on Tuesday morning.

PC party leader did not utter 'Wildrose' even once during radio interview

Jim Prentice on the Calgary Eyeopener

Calgary Eyeopener

6 years ago
Alberta premier Jim Prentice makes his case for the 43-year-old PC party on the Calgary Eyeopener. 7:45

PC leader Jim Prentice talked a lot about the NDP during his interview with the Calgary Eyeopener Tuesday morning.

In fact, he mentioned the party seven times — in roughly seven minutes — and did not utter the word Wildrose even once.

"This election is about two competing visions of the province," he said. "Clearly there is support in some parts of the province for the NDP."

When asked by David Gray, the host of the Calgary Eyeopener, if he was ignoring the Wildrose as a threat from the right, Prentice said "no."

One week before Albertans go to the polls, Jim Prentice is a guest on CBC Radio in Calgary's mornning show, the Calgary Eyeopener. (CBC)

"I'm just suggesting to you that that's the choice that's in front of Albertans at this point in time," he said.

"It's either an NDP government, or an NDP coalition forming a government, or it's what I'm talking about, which is maintaining the Alberta advantage, building the economy, getting through a tough couple of years." 

Other notable quotes from the PC party leader:

  • "Alberta has become the economic engine of this country because we have had a certain advantage. I don't agree with the NDP that this is the right time to be dismantling that advantage."
  • "We have been bleeding jobs in this province since the end of last year in significant numbers, good high-paying jobs, and we should not give up any jobs that we don't have to."

His decision not to raise corporate taxes:

  • "Most corporations are, in fact, small corporations," said Prentice. "You know, virtually every farm and ranch in this province is operated as a corporation, that's who we're talking about increasing taxes. I think it's the wrong thing to do."


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