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Redford visits for PC's Northern Alberta Leader's Dinner

After a summer of flooding, the government isn’t going to cut costs by delaying needed infrastructure.

That was part of the message the Premier delivered at the PC party’s Northern Alberta Leader’s Dinner last night.

Alison Redford also says there’s nothing more to do when it comes to MLA Mike Allen.

“It is not for us to take any further steps, there are legal proceedings going on.  We’re not going to play politics with it. We’re going to let the process unfold in due course, and we’ll acrry on from there.

Allen was asked to leave the PC Caucus after he was charged with solicitation of prostitution in July.

She says the government continues to be committed to finishing major infrastructure projects in Fort McMurray.

Redford says the city deserves credit for helping to move projects along.

“It’s been an incredibly successful relationship since I’ve become Premier, ” she continues, “I’m very proud of that, and I think it’s led to some of the great progress that we’ve seen.”

The province will increase the Heritage Fund to over 24 billion dollars in the next three years.

Redford says she’s proud of the way the province has kept up with the growing population.

“There is no doubt that in every growing community accross this province, and Fort McMurray probably experiences it more acutley than most, that we have growth pressures.,” she adds, “I am very proud of the fact that we have made incredible progress.”

She also says oil sands development is a win-win scenario, and her government will never apologize for backing it.

Redford says the government made 83 commitments before the last election, and is on pace to have half of them done by the end of the fiscal year.

October 4th, 2013