I'm back from a productive three days in Grande Prairie and Peace River!
Lots to comment on, including this from our very soon to be former Tory Premier, Ralph Klein:
After meeting with local community leaders in Grande Prairie and Peace River, I don't think it would be far off to say that a very large majority of the folks in northwestern Alberta would loudly disagree with the Premier on this.
Premier Ralph Klein wants projects such as new schools and roads delayed because of spiralling costs, but critics say Alberta's infrastructure needs to keep pace with rapid growth.
"Costs are escalating at 30 to 40 per cent, so my message is simply to delay," Klein said. "I know there is a screaming demand for more infrastructure but, folks, the prices are beyond belief."
You pay the price when you don't have a plan. In this case, it looks like a 30% to 40% cost increase...