UCP leadership candidate Brian Jean reveals platform
Jean’s plan calls for an immediate $2.6 billion spending reduction if the party wins the next provincial election expected in 2019.
He says a UCP government would cut the number of managers and save money by eliminating other jobs through early retirements and attrition.
Jean also says once union contracts expire a UCP government would negotiate new deals that would pay new employees at lower rates.
At the same time Jean is pledging to repeal Alberta’s carbon tax and reduce small-business and corporate taxes.
Members of the party that is replacing the Wildrose and Progressive Conservatives are to vote for a leader on Oct. 28.
Jason Kenney and conservative strategist Doug Schweitzer have indicated they will also run in the leadership race.
“I am here for all Albertans looking for a common sense economic and fiscal plan that shrinks the size of government and releases the unbridled potential of our economy,” Jean said in a release Tuesday.
Jean’s plan also calls for eliminating the recent cap on Alberta’s greenhouse gas emissions and repealing a law that brought in safety and employment standards for farm and ranch workers.
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