Premier addresses Albertans in televised speech
Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013 3:11PM MST
Last Updated Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:32PM MST
Alberta Premier Alison Redford will speak to Albertans in a state-of-the-province style address exclusively on CTV Calgary on Thursday evening.
The pre-recorded message will be broadcast during the last eight minutes of the CTV Calgary News at 6:00.
The premier is expected to talk about the effect of rapidly falling resource revenues on Alberta’s long-term economic plan.
Premier Redford issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon saying:
"When our Party was elected to government last April, Albertans placed their trust in us to manage in both good and in challenging times, to protect Alberta’s gains, while building for the future. As Progressive Conservatives, you gave our government a clear mandate to keep investing in services that support our families and our communities. You told us to continue building the new roads, schools and health facilities we need. And we are listening.
Despite falling oil revenues, I give you my commitment that as we deliver our long-term economic plan for Alberta, we will be thoughtful in our approach and we will deliver on these priorities. In this year’s budget, we’ll hold the line on our spending and we’ll live within our means.
Our party was elected to keep building Alberta - to focus our spending on the priorities that you told me were important. And that is exactly what we’ll do."
The speech will be the first time Redford has addressed the province since she was elected.
The program will be rebroadcast on CTV2 at 7:52 p.m. on Thursday and 11:52 p.m. on Friday.