Jason Kenney Reacts to NDP Party Subsidy Plans

"The NDP has its priorities all wrong. Today NDP Members of the Ethics and Accountability Committee voted to force taxpayers to subsidize fifty percent of campaign and party-related expenses.

"The Alberta NDP is shrinking Albertans’ take-home pay through higher taxes, while giving political parties a taxpayer-funded subsidy. Their job-killing carbon tax will make the NDP recession even worse, but instead of tax relief and job creation, the NDP’s focus is on subsidizing political campaigns – including their own.

"This proposed political subsidy was not even mentioned in the NDP’s election platform. It is yet another example of their hidden agenda of higher taxes and more spending on themselves and their friends. Alberta political parties should depend on donations from their supporters, not forced subsidies from taxpayers."