The UCP want Albertans to pay out-of-pocket for healthcare.
The UCP signed a 10-year, $24 billion health care funding agreement with the federal government, guaranteeing no Albertan will ever have to pay out-of-pocket for health care.
The UCP is fighting with and firing nurses.
The UCP gave Alberta nurses a raise, and there are 1,800 more nurses working now than before the pandemic.
The UCP are fighting with and alienating doctors.
The UCP ratified a new, four-year agreement with doctors that focuses on recruitment and retention.
Doctors are leaving Alberta because of the UCP.
Alberta has gained 719 doctors since 2019, including 248 physicians in 2022. As of Dec. 31, 2022, Alberta has record 11,407 doctors registered to practice in the province.
The UCP is cutting money from the health care system.
The UCP is spending more on Alberta’s health care system than any government in Alberta history, and recently added another billion dollars to the health budget.
The UCP sold Alberta parks.
The UCP didn’t sell any Alberta parks, and the only Alberta government that sold a park since 2015 was the NDP.
The budget “balanced itself” because of $100 oil.
The UCP balanced the budget in 2023 based on a forecasted oil price of $79 per barrel.
The UCP aren’t spending enough on rural broadband expansion.
While the NDP invested nothing into rural broadband expansion, the UCP is investing $780 million (including $390 million from the federal government) to bridge the digital divide and connect rural and remote homes to reliable, high-speed internet.
The UCP isn’t properly funding Alberta’s education system.
While there is still work to be done, the UCP is making record investments in education with a growing budget of over $8.8 billion, which equals $44 million for every day kids are in school.
The UCP “gave away” $4.7 billion to Alberta businesses through tax cuts.
The NDP raised business taxes 20 per cent and brought in less and less business tax revenue as a result. This hurt Alberta’s bottom line. The UCP cut businesses taxes by 33 per cent and is seeing record business tax revenue of $6.4 billion this year alone. This revenue will help pay for important public services like health care.
The UCP wants to steal your pension.
The UCP will never affect Albertans’ pensions unless Albertans decide they want to make changes through a referendum.
People are leaving Alberta because of the UCP.
A historic number of people are coming to Alberta to participate in the renewed Alberta Advantage. Since 2022, approximately 150,000 new people have moved to the province.