Alberta war room set to ramp up pro-oilsands advertising after six-month lull, Jason Kenney says at party AGM

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Article content continuedThe CEC was created as a private corporation out of a platform promise from the UCP to tell positive stories about Alberta’s energy industry in articles, opinion pieces, speaking engagements and by conducting research, among other methods.But it and its budget has become a target for the Opposition NDP and critics after a series of blunders that began when it pulled its first logo, which appeared nearly identical to the logo of an American software company.Kenney also addressed the government’s its $24.2 billion deficit, saying it would not cut its way our of that hole, but instead focus on economic growth to get the deficit back to a “more manageable level” by 2023.The premier said there should be a maximum debt-to-GDP ratio target of 25 per cent.“We need a fiscal anchor, and I think what we’re looking at is establishing a 25 per cent debt-to-GDP ratio as our maximum tolerance level for debt in this province. And we have to work towards that and cannot borrow our way past that. That has to be an absolute commitment,” he said.Kenney also said the government’s recent announcement that political staffers would take a seven per …

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