Don’t keep cuts secret

Re: Why keep us in the dark?, an editorial by Lee Giles The Stelmach government is keeping Albertans in the dark on more things than just on health care. Iris Evans projected a deficit of nearly $5 billion with a provision that an extra $2 billion had to be earned or found elsewhere. Therefore, it appears there will be $2 billion in program cuts to keep the deficit at $5 billion. The question is: What programs and which program cuts will be taking place? To date, there has been no specific details on any program cuts, although there is the odd leaked memo the government always seems to deny. Albertans have the right to know where the program cuts will be and when they are taking place. Joe Byciuk Blackfalds

Re: Why keep us in the dark?, an editorial by Lee Giles

The Stelmach government is keeping Albertans in the dark on more things than just on health care.

Iris Evans projected a deficit of nearly $5 billion with a provision that an extra $2 billion had to be earned or found elsewhere.

Therefore, it appears there will be $2 billion in program cuts to keep the deficit at $5 billion.

The question is: What programs and which program cuts will be taking place?

To date, there has been no specific details on any program cuts, although there is the odd leaked memo the government always seems to deny.

Albertans have the right to know where the program cuts will be and when they are taking place.

Joe Byciuk

Blackfalds

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