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NDP should justify excessive language infringing on property and privacy rights in Bill 20: Cooper

The NDP government needs to justify why Bill 20, the carbon tax bill, gives it the power to enter virtually any property or computer in Alberta, and conduct warrantless searches, Wildrose Shadow Property Rights Minister Nathan Cooper said today.

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NDP carbon tax bill will makes life harder for families at a time they can least afford it

The NDP government’s new carbon tax bill will just make things worse for families and businesses with increased costs at a time they can least afford it, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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With NEB approval on Trans Mountain, government should stop getting in the way of pipeline construction

EDMONTON, AB (May 19, 2015): With the independent National Energy Board providing conditional approval for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion, the federal Liberal government should stop creating further red tape and delays and sign off on this pivotal pipeline project, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. 

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Diagnostic lab service report raises further questions

Following the release of the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s report on diagnostic lab services in Alberta, there remain too many questions about whether or not the NDP government is using the best available evidence to provide a lab service delivery model for Edmonton and northern Alberta, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose motion asking Ottawa to scrap tanker ban passes in legislature

Today, Wildrose Grande Prairie-Smoky MLA Todd Loewen’s Motion 506, which calls for the federal government to scrap its planned crude-oil tanker ban on British Columbia’s north coast, passed with the full support of the house.

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Loewen to introduce motion urging government action on pipelines, tanker ban

Today, Wildrose Shadow Environment Minister Todd Loewen will introduce a motion urging the federal government to reverse a planned moratorium on tanker traffic on the west coast and to swiftly approve the Energy East, Trans Mountain, and Northern Gateway pipeline projects.

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Almost 1 year later: NDP still hasn't updated government sunshine list

While the NDP government has released the rules for applying a sunshine list to agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs), it has failed to update the government sunshine list since forming government as well as the list of political staff salaries and contracts for the past six months, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Hunter statement on National Day of Mourning

Wildrose Shadow Jobs Minister Grant Hunter released the following statement to mark Canada’s National Day of Mourning:

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Parents will pay higher prices to send their kids to school under NDP carbon tax: Smith

The NDP government should come clean on the full cost of the carbon tax in classrooms across Alberta and the higher bus and school fees that will be paid by parents, Wildrose Shadow Education Minister Mark Smith said today.

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Parents will pay higher prices to send their kids to school under NDP carbon tax

The NDP government should come clean on the full cost of the carbon tax in classrooms across Alberta and the higher bus and school fees that will be paid by parents, Wildrose Shadow Education Minister Mark Smith said today.

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Aheer statement on flood mitigation plan and lack of consultation

Wildrose Chestermere – Rocky View MLA Leela Aheer today released the following statement on flood mitigation:

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Jean calls on Notley and Feds to speak out against planned tanker ban, support Line 3

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean once again called on Premier Rachel Notley to state her position on a planned tanker ban on British Columbia’s north coast, and also asked for the federal Liberal government to reverse its long-standing opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline and to formally approve the Enbridge Line 3 replacement.

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Jean statement on Passover

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the follow statement to mark Passover:

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Making things worse: NDP carbon tax will hurt charities

Premier Rachel Notley must come clean with Albertans about the full cost of the NDP carbon tax on charities and non-profits after Budget 2016 listed zero exemptions or rebates for Alberta’s charitable sector, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Cooper on NDP trying to shut out parental choice and playing games with opposition motion

"I am incredibly disappointed by the NDP government pushing amendments on a motion to protect parental choice.

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NDP misleading Albertans on full cost of carbon tax: Wildrose

The NDP government is being dishonest with families and businesses about the full cost of the new carbon tax that will hit families with at least $1,000 in extra costs when fully implemented, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Credit rating downgraded due to dangerous NDP budget

Credit rating agencies are already downgrading Alberta’s credit rating because of a dangerous NDP budget that will mean $58 billion in debt, higher interest payments, higher taxes and less money for hospitals, schools, teachers and nurses, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Making things worse: NDP budget punishes families with new carbon tax, record deficit and dangerous new debt

The NDP government’s budget is making things worse by slamming families with $58 billion of debt that will mean $2,000 per family for interest payments, and a punishing new carbon tax that unfairly targets working families for another $1,000 per year, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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AG education infrastructure report confirms unethical behaviour around schools

An Auditor General’s report on education infrastructure confirms what Wildrose has been saying for years – that the previous government politicized the construction of new schools around Alberta and had no plan in place to actually see the projects through, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose releases 10 point common sense budget recommendations

Ensuring the sustainability of front line services, eliminating waste and saving the province just over $2 billion dollars are the three key principles that guide the 10 point common sense plan in the Wildrose Budget Sustainability Recommendations released today by the Wildrose Official Opposition.

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