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Delayed Alberta budget upsets protesters at provincial legislature

About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days.
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days. Global News

EDMONTON – Critics of Alberta’s NDP government have held a rally at the legislature where they demanded a budget within 30 days.

Matthew Bugg, the emcee for the Stand Up for Alberta protest on Sunday, says even though Premier Rachel Notley has been in power only five months, it’s time her government produced a budget.

A budget was introduced, but never passed, by former Progressive Conservative premier Jim Prentice’s government before it was defeated by Notley and the NDP in May.

Finance Minister Joe Ceci is to bring in a fully revised budget after the house resumes sitting Oct. 26.

Many attendees at the rally wore anti-NDP buttons and carried signs questioning Notley’s leadership.

Bugg says the event wasn’t necessarily meant as an anti-NDP event, but rather to bring attention to the effects of the economic downturn on industry, small business and the economy.

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About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days.
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days. Global News
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days.
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days. Global News
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days.
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days. Global News
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days.
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days. Global News
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days.
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days. Global News
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days.
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days. Global News
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days.
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days. Global News
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days.
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days. Global News
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days.
About 200 people critical of Alberta's NDP government gathered at the Legislature Sunday afternoon to demand a provincial budget within 30 days. Global News

With files from 630 CHED