Aheer statement on Edmonton city council decision to reevaluate sale of surplus school sites to private schools

Today, Wildrose Shadow Education Minister Leela Aheer released the following statement in response to Edmonton City Council
re-considering selling surplus land being sold to private schools:

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Ousted CEOs mark the end of oil sands support for the NDP carbon tax, emission cap: Barnes

With three out of four major energy CEOs who supported the NDP’s carbon tax leaving or being ousted by their companies, Premier Rachel Notley should admit her plan to impose the NDP’s risky ideology on Alberta industry has flopped in the eyes of the business community, Wildrose Shadow Energy Minister Drew Barnes said today.

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NDP government needs to release WCB report: Wildrose

The NDP government needs to compel the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) to release an overdue report that could have significant impacts on Alberta workers and businesses who are concerned that hundreds of millions of WCB refunds are in jeopardy, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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OSAG report recommends Minister exercise authority to kill new projects

The recommendations in the first Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG) report would cap the energy sector by affirming ministerial powers to shut down private projects and cut off growth, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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With declining math scores, time to end experiments, improve outcomes in the classroom: Wildrose

With declining math scores for Alberta students under the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), today the Wildrose Official Opposition called on the NDP government to move away from experiments and implement four steps to immediately improve outcomes for students in the classroom.

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REALITY CHECK: Ceci talking out of both sides of his mouth on NDP beer tax

Finance Minister Joe Ceci is misleading Albertans about the NDP-imposed markup on beer sold in Alberta.

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Environment Minister must come clean with Albertans on caribou situation: Loewen

Given that there’s been no socio-economic impact assessment on Alberta’s caribou situation, Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips must come clean with Albertans and tell them what exactly is required by the federal government to solve the caribou issues in order for an economically sustainable response to be designed with genuine local input, Wildrose Shadow Environment & Parks Minister Todd Loewen said today.

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Albertans deserve answers from NDP on misleading Fort McMurray fire information

The NDP government’s failure to explain the breakdowns in communication surrounding the Fort McMurray evacuation and repeated attempts to mislead Albertans about the status of the two Fort McMurray wildfire reports are further evidence of the need for a public inquiry, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Leaked Fort McMurray wildfire report shows need for public inquiry: Wildrose

With a damning report into the Fort McMurray wildfire leaking today, the Wildrose Official Opposition demanded the NDP government immediately release the report in full and initiate an independent and judge-led public inquiry.

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Health Minister must direct HQCA wait times study, release results

The Health Minister and NDP government must direct the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) to conduct a study on surgical and emergency wait times in Alberta, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP negligence will cost Albertans an eye-popping $2.6 billion: Wildrose

The NDP government’s gross negligence in making massive increases to the carbon tax, fighting frivolous law suits and meddling in our electricity system means Alberta taxpayers are now on the hook for an eye-popping $2.6 billion dollars in the electricity grid, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP must explain value of Ontario contract in fixed-wing air ambulance debacle: Barnes

Health Minister Sarah Hoffman must explain why the government hired an Ontario law firm to oversee the awarding of the fixed-wing air ambulance RFP that eventually went to CanWest, a company without aircraft bases in either Medicine Hat or Peace River, Wildrose Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes said today.

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Wildrose stood as an effective voice for Albertans and the economy during spring session

While the NDP government plowed forward with an agenda of record deficits, higher taxes, frivolous spending and repeated ethical lapses during the spring legislative session, Wildrose stood firmly on the side of ordinary Albertans worried about their jobs, safety in their communities and putting Alberta’s finances back on the right track, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Fildebrandt calls on Ceci to resign

Today, Wildrose Shadow Finance Minister Derek Fildebrandt called for NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci's resignation after his two years of driving Alberta's finances off a cliff, multiple credit downgrades, and refusing to listen to experts at credit rating agencies.

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Jean responds to horrific treatment of sex assault victim in Alberta courts

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement in response to an Edmonton woman with the pseudonym Angela Cardinal being jailed and shackled in court while testifying against her attacker:

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NDP and Wildrose ask for more community consultation on electoral boundaries changes

On Friday, Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood NDP MLA Brian Mason and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Wildrose MLA Nathan Cooper wrote to the chair of the Electoral Boundaries Commission to ask for an extension in the commission’s current deadline for submissions. The House Leaders of their respective parties, Mason and Cooper are also asking the commission to expand the number of public meetings currently scheduled to allow for greater public participation and consultation on the proposed boundaries.

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Wildrose calls on NDP government to create independent public inquiry into wildfire response

With today marking one year since the Fort McMurray fire evacuation and re-entry, the Wildrose Official Opposition is calling for an independent public inquiry into the organization, management and operations that went into the wildfire response given the many serious questions and concerns that remain outstanding.

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Barnes questions ministry on millions in government investment loss, lack of accountability

On Tuesday, in Public Accounts Committee, Wildrose Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes questioned Economic Development and Trade bureaucrats on the millions in taxpayer investment lost by the government and the lack of accountability surrounding government involvement in the venture capital sector, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose Motion would split up NDP's omnibus labour Bill, protect workers and the economy

Today, Wildrose House Leader Nathan Cooper will be putting forward a motion that would allow the NDP government’s omnibus labour legislation to be divided between employment code and labour code changes.

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Wildrose asks for investigation into NDP deleting visitor logs

Today, Wildrose Shadow Democracy & Accountability Minister Nathan Cooper wrote to Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton on the destruction of visitor logs under the NDP government following Wildrose freedom of information (FOIP) requests in November 2016.

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