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All elected officials need to begin being honest with Albertans about how much tax revenue we are short on an annual basis and explain their positions on the various potential solutions to the problem. Parties may take the position that we need to raise more tax revenue or that they want to make massive cuts to public services. Each party should explain which it favours and what their specific proposal would be. With an election on the horizon, parties will be re-thinking and revising their platforms, and we need to do all that we can to convince parties to fix our financial situation through revenue reform. Now is the ideal time to influence parties and platforms, and we need to make these changes a priority.