In the 2005 election, provincial Green leader Adriane Carr released her party's first proposed budget. That three page document summarized how much each of the Greens' 10 platform priorities would cost and where the money would come from. So some might find it surprising Ms. Carr's successor, Jane Sterk, didn't cost out the party's 2009 election promises. Asked why, Ms. Sterk told Public Eye Radio, "The budget that was produced in 2005 was not a comprehensive budget."
"It didn't really address all of the aspects of a provincial government's jurisdiction," she continued. "And I didn't want to have an inadequate document out this time that would be difficult for our candidates to speak to intelligently. And so I proposed that we err on the side of not producing a budget that was not comprehensive enough to be meaningful."