Albertans React Angrily To Harper's Attack On The New Notley NDP Administration !!
#HarperBlamesAlbertans Takes Off After Harper Calls Alberta NDP Government A 'Disaster'
Stephen Harper took an online lashing from Albertans after making a dig at the province’s NDP government this week.
During a campaign stop in Laval, Que., the Conservative leader addressed an audience in French and criticized the Alberta government's decision to delay the release of its provincial budget until October.
“We have an experiment like this going on in Alberta right now,” Harper said.
“The Alberta government, the new NDP government, in their first action they are incapable of presenting a budget. They raised taxes … the result is a disaster. It’s a disaster and (it’s) rejected by the population.”
Harper did not acknowledge his own government’s decision to delay tabling its federal budget earlier this year. Joe Oliver had cited the need for more time to assess the impact of plunging oil prices amid “market instability.”
Twitter users took advantage of the discrepancy between the Conservative leader’s remarks and its own government actions, by having some fun with the hashtag #HarperBlamesAlbertans: