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Wildrose Spending

Wildrose Spending

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2012 Election Spending and Taxation Promises
Wildrose Party
2012 Election Spending and Taxation Promises
Wildrose Party

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Published by: pkGlobal on Apr 11, 2012
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2012 Election Spending and Taxation PromisesWildrose Party
March 26 - April 23, 2012
DateSpending PromiseParty calculationof costAlternativecalculation of costNotes
27-MarReplace current grant program with 10% of provincialtaxes for municipalities$70,000,000a27-Mar
50% of cash surpluses to Heritage Fundn/a
10% of cash surpluses to municipalitiesn/a
20% of cash surpluses to Alberta Energy Dividendn/a
3-AprEliminating mandatory school fees$60,000,000b5-AprAlberta Patient Wait Time Guarantee
c9-AprImproved access to government documents via FOIP
9-AprPublic disclosure of minister and MLA expenses
9-AprIndependent MLA pay review every 4 years
?????Total new spending costed to date:$308,100,000
Total number of costed promises / Number of promises:6/9Number of uncosted promises:3
DateSpending Reduction PromiseParty calculationof costAlternativecalculation of costNotes
9-AprRoll-back 30% pay hike for cabinet ministers
$2,630,000 d9-AprExtend three-year capital plan to four years$1,621,000,0009-AprCancel carbon capture and storage program$2,000,000,000 $400,000,000 e9-AprRoll-back MLA pay by 5%
d9-AprTransition allowance formula cut to 1 month per yearserved, with 12-month maximum
?????Total new spending reductions costed to date:$3,621,000,000
Total number of costed promises / Number of promises:2/5Number of uncosted promises:3
Denotes capital expenditure
aEstimated at $1.8 billion, but offset by elimination of grant program for a net increase inspending by $70 millionbWildrose party platform gives range of $40 million to $80 millioncWildrose party platform claims costs are off-set by cancellation of carbon capture programdCTF calculation from 2011-12 pre-budget submission for rollback of MLA and cabinet salaries
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