The Canadian Press

2015-03-25 | Prentice TV Speech

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Premier Jim Prentice has delivered a T-V speech just two days before delivering the Alberta budget. He announced that Albertans will face a new health-care levy to help fill the province's multi-billion-dollar revenue hole. Prentice criticized past Tory governments for reckless budgeting and for not socking enough money away in the 19-billion-dollar Heritage Savings Trust Fund. (Critics have dismissed the T-V address as an 80-thousand-dollar taxpayer-funded political ad ahead of an election call expected to come soon.)

Date: 2015-03-25
Placeline: EDMONTON.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << if we take our revenues from energy we see two things are government expenses have risen dramatically over the past 10 years if we take out revenues from energy government revenues come nowhere near our spending in reality we hid from difficult decisions and we used our children's inheritance to pay for it >>