Braid: PCs mysteriously find money just before election to quell restless doctors | Politics in Alberta |
Wednesday’s surprise pay deal between the province and the doctors raises an obvious question: has the government bought their silence during the coming election campaign? “The answer is no,” says Linda Slocombe.


Health Minister Fred Horne and Finance Minister Ron Liepert now have to scramble to find $181 million in additional pay, most of which isn’t in the budget passed Tuesday night.

The irony here is that the Tories created new spending within 12 hours of passing a budget with promises of stable allotments.