February 08, 2012
Come clean on tax hikes before election: Anderson
EDMONTON, AB (February 8, 2012): The full details of Premier Alison Redford’s tax hike agenda should be put on the table for Albertans to see and judge before election day, Wildrose Finance Critic Rob Anderson said.
After yesterday’s Throne Speech promised a “review” of income taxes – and after several allusions over the past few weeks to a Provincial Sales Tax and the return of $1,056 health premiums – Anderson said Albertans deserve to know which taxes Redford plans on raising before they cast their ballot in the upcoming provincial election. “Will you at the very least commit to Albertans that you will – under no circumstances – increase income taxes or implement any other kind of tax increase without disclosing your plans to do so before Albertans go to the polls on the upcoming election day?” Anderson asked Redford in Question Period today. Redford refused to answer the question. “Wildrose is the only party in Alberta that stands squarely against raising taxes or bringing in new taxes,” Anderson said. “Ms. Redford should clearly state in her election platform which taxes she is going to raise.” The Wildrose Caucus stands for free enterprise, less government, increased personal freedom and democracy.