Opposition parties had been loud and constant about how big a failure the 2013 Alberta budget was going to be and it seems they were saving their harshest criticism for budget day.
Liberal leader Raj Sherman described the document as, "an intellectually and morally bankrupt budget," while opposition and Wildrose Party leader described Thursday as, "a historically sad day."
But a tangible blow was delivered to the Tory government by the Alberta New Democrats who, within moments of the provincial budget being made public, released a comprehensive list of the top 10 broken promises spelled out in the financial document.
See the slideshow for the complete list.
Not twinning Hwy. 881 and slowing down the twinning of Hwy. 63.
Increased Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding - 2012-15 business plan calls for $1.05 billion in 2013-2014 budget.
Grant program for Aboriginal and rural students, $18 million for 2013-2014 Budget
The introduction of 'Fast Track' emergency rooms at a cost of $2.5 million per hospital.
Two per cent funding increase for post-secondary institutions at a cost of $650 million.
Two per cent increase for schools in each of the next two years.
Four-and-a-half per cent funding increase to Alberta Health Services each year for five years.
Five-year plan to eliminate child poverty and a 10-year plan to reduce poverty.
"A new PC government will deliver a balanced budget by 2013 with no new taxes and no service cuts."