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Today I stood with Calgarians to talk about how Jason Kenney's bait-and-switch budget will hurt them.

Here's the list we have thus far: <thread>

#ableg #abbeyroad #thecostofKenney
2/ Calgary Cancer Centre: The UCP budget pushes back funding to build the Calgary Cancer Centre. Proponents say the delay signals a high likelihood the hospital will open short-staffed and under-funded. #abhealth #yychealth #ableg #abbudget
3/ Education Property Tax: Early estimates from the @cityofcalgary show the UCP is withholding $15.5 million in Education Property Tax revenues collected by the province. Mayor @nenshi thinks this will mean property tax increases of more than 1% next year. #yyc #abed #abbudget
4/ Deerfoot Trail Expansion: The UCP cut $268 million from the Deerfoot Trail expansion, endangering over 2,000 jobs. Additional lanes at Memorial Drive, 17 Avenue, Glenmore Trail, Southland Drive & Anderson/Bow Bottom Trail will not be completed. #yycroads #yyctraffic #abbudget
5/ Green Line: The UCP cut $480 million in promised funding for the Green Line C-Train over the next 4 yrs. @nenshi thinks the project, estimated to create more than 20,000 direct/indirect jobs, is guaranteed to face significant delays & is “in jeopardy” of being built at all.
6/ City Charter Cut: The UCP budget cuts $45 million in capital from Calgary, forcing @cityofcalgary to either hike taxes or cut investments in fixing potholes, building bridges, upgrading public parks, & completing community recreation centres. #yyc #ableg #abbudget
7/ New Transit Buses Cancelled: The UCP killed the Alberta Community Transit Fund, cancelling over $100 million in funding to the Calgary Metropolitan Region for 15 new light-rail vehicles & 52 Compressed Natural Gas buses. #yyctraffic #ableg #abbudget
8/ Tech and Innovation Tax Credits Cancelled: While Calgary’s downtown office district stood the most to gain from new tax credits to entrepreneurs and startups, the UCP ignored the calls from businesses & cancelled all tax credits. #yyctech #ableg #abbudget
end/ This isn't everything. The budget also nickel-and-dimes #yyc by hiking fees for vehicle registration, land titles & even museum entry. Plus personal tax increases.

This budget is a betrayal of everything Jason Kenney promised Calgarians. #ableg #abbudget #thecostofKenney
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