Sun Editorial: Alberta headed down a slippery slope

Here are some numbers we’ve reported before, but ones that bears repeating. Often.


In recent Canadian history, the most fiscally irresponsible provincial government has been Ontario’s Liberals. In their 14 years in office, they have run deficits 11 times and nearly doubled the provincial debt.

In their worst budget ever (2010), the deficit worked out to $1,500 for every man, woman and child in the province.

Now here’s the number that’s worth repeating: This year, the Alberta NDP’s deficit works out to $2,600 for every person in our province. Our NDP are nearly 75 per cent more irresponsible than their Ontario counterparts at their worst ever.