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Small cabinet shuffle sees troubling continuation of Sabir

Former Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir should have been removed during a small Cabinet shuffle today, not rewarded for his bad behaviour, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said today.

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Failure of Ontario coal phase out shows danger of NDP plan

A new report from the Fraser Institute concerning the failure of Ontario’s coal phase out serves as a warning to the NDP government, the Wildrose Offficial Opposition said today.

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Vague bureaucratic grading system hurting students, parents

The province should consider guidelines for grading systems for Alberta students that require the use of percentage grades for older students, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Face-to-face: Trudeau should visit the oil sands, meet with energy workers

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to meet with him and oil and gas workers in the oil sands whose jobs he promised to phase out last week.

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Jean statement on Trudeau's vow to phase out the oil sands

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to phase out the oil sands at a town hall event in Ontario today:

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Notley should hold a public meeting in Hanna, face residents whose jobs she's eliminating: Wildrose

Premier Rachel Notley should hold and attend a public meeting in Hanna, and justify her government’s economic policies that are causing jobs to flee the region, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Notley's OSAG advisors ramp up battle against Trans Mountain

Hours after the B.C. government granted an environmental certificate for Trans Mountain, Premier Rachel Notley’s appointees and advisors to her Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG) continued to threaten demonstrations and legal action against the pipeline expansion, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Phillips should stand up for Albertans, defend the oil sands: Wildrose

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips should add her voice to the chorus of Albertans who are calling out Greenpeace and the anti-Alberta celebrities it brings to the province to protest the oil sands, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP needs to ensure long-term funding in place for municipalities: Stier

With Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding set to expire in 2017, the NDP government needs to firmly commit to stable, long-term funding for municipalities, Wildrose Shadow Municipal Affairs Minister Pat Stier said today.

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NDP, not taxpayers should be footing the bill for sham budget consultations

The NDP government is pulling a fast one on the taxpayers of Alberta by claiming to consult on the budget with campaign-style meetings that are invite-only for NDP friends, and their party should be footing the bill, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP made decision to kill coal communities without first studying impact

The NDP government failed to study the impact their job-killing coal shutdown would have on communities across Alberta before announcing it over one year ago, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Government docs show partial cost of carbon tax on school boards could hit $30M

An internal ministerial briefing document obtained by Wildrose shows that the NDP’s carbon tax on just fuel and natural gas will cost school boards up to $12 million in 2017 and could hit nearly $30 million when fully implemented, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Aheer, Cyr statement on Trinity Christian agreement

Today, Wildrose Shadow Education Minister Leela Aheer and Wildrose Bonnyville-Cold Lake MLA Scott Cyr released a joint statement on the agreement to ensure Trinity Christian school remains open.

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Alberta tax advantage lost under NDP

A new paper from the Fraser Institute demonstrates that under the NDP, Alberta’s position as an attractive place to do business and invest has been lost due to tax policy changes, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Bill 210 would correct past wrongs on property rights

Wildrose Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier introduced a private member's bill last session that would fundamentally improve a number of bad property rights laws on the Alberta books, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Tax on tax: NDP carbon tax will send tens of millions more to Ottawa: Wildrose

The NDP carbon tax will send tens of millions more to Ottawa through GST revenues with no added benefit to Alberta, and Premier Rachel Notley needs to come clean about exactly how much money will exit our province year-over-year, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose asks Auditor General to investigate as documents show government interference in balancing pool cost millions

New documents obtained by Wildrose through the Freedom of Information process (FOIP) demonstrate that while the Balancing Pool was attempting to end consumer allocations because of contracts being returned to the Balancing Pool, the NDP interfered in what is intended to be an independent body, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Opposition united in participating in children in care panel with updated terms of reference

Following the NDP government providing updated terms of reference for the proposed all-party Children in Care Panel, the Leaders of the Wildrose, Progressive Conservative, Alberta Party and Liberal caucuses released the following joint statement

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NDP needs to explain why they are running an off-the-books shadow party: Wildrose

The NDP government needs to explain why they are conducting any business through an off-the-books non-profit association that is not audited or regulated, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Environment minister shows she too is out of touch with hardworking Albertans when it comes to the carbon tax: Wildrose

The NDP showed once again how out of touch they are with the damage the carbon tax will do to hardworking families in an interview with Environment Minister Shannon Phillips, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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