I have to say, this Calgary Herald story makes me feel vindicated. We've been saying for the past few years that the government has a spending problem and that things aren't as rosy as some would like to believe.
Looks like our new Finance Minister, Iris Evans, agrees with that assessment.
Her admission that some of their expensive electoral promises may have to be delayed is the exact reason why we pleaded with party leaders during the last election to cost out their promises. While the PCs wanted to spend less than the Liberals or NDP, it's still a lot of cash.
One of our key recommendations that the PCs rejected during the campaign is for a legislated spending limit.
Ms. Evans didn't reject the idea:
"I have no defined thought about a spending limit at this stage, because I think that the promises we made in that election will be integral with whatBudget 2008 should be a fun one.
we're going to do," Evans told reporters at Government House.