Government doc proves NDP carbon tax harming border fuel retailers: Wildrose

According to an internal government document obtained by Wildrose, the NDP carbon tax has created negative economic consequences for fuel retailers who do business near the border, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.  

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Sturgeon Refinery questions need answers: Barnes

With new concerns regarding cost overruns and delays at the Sturgeon Refinery coming to light, Albertans deserve answers to a list of questions posed by former Finance Minister Ted Morton, Wildrose Shadow Energy Minister Drew Barnes said today.

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Wildrose statement on Child and Youth Advocate report

Wildrose Shadow Children's Services Minister Jason Nixon today released the following statement on the most recent Child and Youth Advocate Report on the deaths of three young children of Indigenous heritage:

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Alberta should highlight need to address healthcare at Council of the Federation meetings

Today, Wildrose Shadow Health Minister Tany Yao released the following statement on the importance of discussing key healthcare issues at the Council of the Federation Meetings currently happening in Edmonton:

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NDP government needs to drop frivolous Enmax PPA lawsuit

The NDP government needs to drop its frivolous lawsuit against Enmax over their lack of understanding of Power Purchasing Arrangements (PPAs) that, if continued, will cost millions more dollars for everyday Albertans, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today

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Document newly obtained through FOIP shows knowledge of key PPA clauses in September 2015

A document newly obtained by Wildrose through the FOIP process shows that bureaucrats within the Environment Department should have been aware of the implications of a change in law to Power Purchase Arrangements (PPAs) as early as September 2015, or well before the NDP government had claimed previously, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Jean calls on feds to reject senate report calling for greater wealth transfers from Albertans

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean called on the federal government to immediately reject the suggestion from a new senate report that would see an even greater wealth transfer out of Alberta to other provinces through our federal-provincial transfer system.

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Higher interest rate means Albertans should brace for higher borrowing and debt servicing costs: Wildrose

The Bank of Canada’s decision to hike the key interest rate by 0.25 per cent will cost taxpayers big time with ballooning interest payments as the NDP government plunges Alberta deeper into debt, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. 

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Jean requests emergency meeting with Trudeau to talk equalization fairness: Wildrose

Following reports Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has changed his mind and decided to attend the 2017 Calgary Stampede, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean requested a meeting with Trudeau to discuss equalization fairness as Albertan's continue to shell out billions in transfer payments while it faces opposition from its provincial neighbours on projects of national interest.

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Refusal to answer question on contradictory statements reiterates need for ethics investigation into Pure North: Wildrose

A new report from CBC about the relationship between Alberta Health and Pure North, which has a trial program prescribing high doses of vitamin D, is calling into question Health Minister Sarah Hoffman’s credibility and reiterates the need for a review of the file by the Ethics Commissioner and the Auditor General, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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DBRS warns yet another credit downgrade for Alberta is "likely": Wildrose

The NDP should take steps to reduce spending with credit-rating agency DBRS warning that yet another credit downgrade for Alberta is “likely” due to the province’s skyrocketing debt and deficit, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Urgent plan needed as capital flight from oil sands continues: Barnes

With Texas-based Apache Corp. following in the footsteps of other international energy companies by selling off its assets in the oil sands, the NDP government needs to provide a clear plan on how it’s going to keep investment in Alberta going forward, Wildrose Shadow Energy Minister Drew Barnes said today.   

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CAPP report should be a wake up call for the NDP: Wildrose

The NDP government should embrace a new report from CAPP recommending it work with industry to boost Alberta’s struggling energy sector, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP government must stop senior staff hiring spree

New information from the sunshine list shows the Premier has hired 20 per cent more six-figure staffers to her office while overseeing the largest deficit in provincial history, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP government must consult, save forestry jobs

In Northwest Alberta alone over 650 forestry sector jobs are at risk, as well as jobs in guiding, trapping, and associated downstream businesses. The NDP government must consult with local residents to develop a response to Alberta’s caribou situation that does not put people out of work, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Barnes calls for immediate answers on fixed-wing debacle

With the contracts of numerous air medevac service providers and paramedics ending in August, Health Minister Sarah Hoffman must immediately clear up a number of questions surrounding RFP practices at AHS, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.  

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Jean statement on Canada 150

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday:

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Infrastructure Minister must explain Calgary Green Line cost increases: Panda

If the Minister of Infrastructure wants to fund the Calgary Green Line LRT with carbon tax money, he must then come forward and explain increasing project costs, Wildrose Calgary-Foothills MLA Prasad Panda said today.

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NDP 2016 budget disaster: shrunken economy, record debt and billions wasted

The NDP government’s 2016 budget is the worst budget deficit in Alberta’s history marked with reckless new taxes, a shrinking economy and billions of dollars wasted on dangerous meddling in our energy sector, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP regulatory and tax regimes crushing industry: Barnes

Following a series of meetings with energy companies in Calgary, Wildrose Shadow Energy Minister Drew Barnes said new regulatory and tax regimes brought in by the NDP are crushing energy companies and making Alberta an undesirable place to invest.

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