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05/14/2015 21:11 EDT | Updated 05/14/2016 01:12 EDT

Outgoing Alberta premier says Tory party humbled by huge election loss

CALGARY - Outgoing Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says the Progressive Conservative party has been humbled by the message voters sent them in the recent provincial election.@#@#@#@#@#He told the annual leader's dinner in Calgary he made mistakes and takes full responsibility for the party's loss to the NDP, ending the Tories' 44-year run in power.@#@#@#@#@#He says he and the party were unable to convince Albertans of the merits of his budget.@#@#@#@#@#He says it alienated public-sector stakeholders who thought it too aggressive and Conservative voters who thought it not aggressive enough.@#@#@#@#@#Prentice also says the Tories must learn the public will never entrust a party that is preoccupied with its own internal matters.@#@#@#@#@#He says they should have had only one concern — the best interests of the province.