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SSRP needs work and review to meet environmental and economic goals for southern Alberta

EDMONTON, AB (July 23, 2014): The final copy of the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) released today remains too complex, too intrusive into the property rights of landowners and will be rigorously reviewed by the Wildrose to ensure Alberta is meeting the increasing conservation and economic growth for the region, Wildrose Environment Critic Shayne Saskiw said today.

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Public Interest Commissioner findings point to broken whistleblower legislation and health care system: Wildrose

EDMONTON, AB (July 22, 2014): Failure to disclose a $75,000 sole-source contract conflict of interest by a senior executive at Alberta Health Services (AHS) is further evidence of broken legislation governing whistleblowers and our health care system, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose Announces 4 Candidates

CALGARY, AB (July 18, 2014): Wildrose is pleased to announce candidates in four constituencies across Alberta. These candidates are:

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Putting Victims First: Protecting the rights of victims and keeping criminals off our streets

EDMONTON, AB (July 17, 2014): A Wildrose government would expand the use of GPS monitoring on violent criminals, introduce a provincial Victims’ Bill of Rights, crack down on white collar crime,  proclaim the Mandatory Reporting of Child Pornography Act and target child abuse, child exploitation and child pornography, the Wildrose Official Opposition announced today.

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Towle statement on changes to publication bans for children in care

EDMONTON, AB (July 16, 2014): Today, Wildrose Human Services Critic Kerry Towle released the following statement following changes to publication bans for children who died under provincial care:

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Wildrose launches licence plate design competition for Alberta artists

EDMONTON, AB (July  16, 2014): The Wildrose Official Opposition is asking Alberta graphic artists and designers to submit their designs for Alberta’s new licence plate and will host an online voting competition to determine the top design.

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Alberta licence plate design competition

As you know, Alberta boasts some of the most talented graphic artists in the world. However, when the PC government decided to redesign Alberta’s licence plates, they were completely ignored. Instead, the government chose an American firm to provide design options for Albertans to vote on. Wildrose believes anything they can do, you can do better. We are inviting Alberta artists and graphic designers to showcase their talents and ideas for a new provincial licence plate. Submissions will be evaluated and finalists chosen. Albertans will then vote on the final designs online. Let’s see what you’ve got!

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Chronic delays in DRP funding hurting Medicine Hat residents: Pedersen

MEDICINE HAT, AB (July 11, 2014): Continuous delays and mismanagement from Alberta’s Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) is leaving 2013 flood victims feeling abandoned and in financial distress, MLA Blake Pedersen said today.

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PCs must stop interfering with FOIP requests

THREE HILLS, AB (July 10, 2014): Reports that FOIP documents being returned with the message “records do not exist” are dramatically increasing serve as further evidence the PC government is continuing to compromise the integrity of the Freedom of Information and Privacy (FOIP) process in Alberta, Wildrose Service Alberta Critic Bruce Rowe said Today.

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Wildrose launches online poll for #ABplates slogan, pressures Griffiths to do the same

EDMONTON, AB (July 10, 2014): Today, the Wildrose Official Opposition launched an online poll to give Albertans a voice on a new licence plate slogan and challenged Service Minister Doug Griffiths to do the same and prove scrubbing the phrase, “Wild Rose Country,” is not about partisan politics.

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PCs must assure Albertans that they are respecting democracy

FORT MCKAY, AB (July 9, 2014): After reports indicating an unelected PC leadership candidate is undermining the current premier and interfering with the business of government, Wildrose called on Premier Dave Hancock to reassure Albertans that only sworn-in members of cabinet are making executive decisions.

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Responsible Energy Development: Protecting our environment and ensuring prosperity

CALGARY, AB (July 8, 2014): A Wildrose government will work with industry to eliminate all industrial tailings ponds, implement independent water quality testing downstream from industrial projects, ensure Alberta’s standards for CO2 emissions and pollutants meet national and international standards and grow Alberta’s energy sector through pioneering the creation of a National Energy Corridor, the Wildrose Official Opposition announced today.

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PC mismanagement hurts patient care at the Misericordia

MEDICINE HAT, AB (July 7, 2014): For years, the PC government has ignored pressing maintenance needs at the Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton and now patients are paying the consequences, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Privacy Breach Another Black Mark Against PC Government

CALGARY, AB (July 3, 2014): News that Education Minister Jeff Johnson was offside with privacy legislation in a mass mail out to teachers is another black mark against a PC government that continues to lose the trust of teachers and parents, Wildrose Education Critic Bruce McAllister said today.

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Former AHS CFO cost taxpayers $1.3M for 7 months work

CALGARY, AB (July 3, 2014): A $1.3 million tab for only 7 months of work from former Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) Chief Financial Officer and acting CEO Duncan Campbell, is a tough pill for Alberta taxpayers to swallow, Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsyth said today.

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Wildrose opens four new nominations

EDMONTON, AB (July 2, 2014): Wildrose is pleased to announce that nominations are now officially open in four more constituencies. These constituencies are:

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Anderson statement on final budget 2013-14 figures

AIRDRIE, AB (June 30. 2014): Today, Wildrose Finance Critic Rob Anderson released the following statement on the final Budget 2013-14 numbers posted in the Government of Alberta annual report:

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Caring for our Seniors, Children & the Vulnerable: More for homecare, AISH recipients

RED DEER, AB (June 27, 2014): A Wildrose government would invest an additional $50 million in homecare, strengthen the Assisted Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program and keep Red Deer’s Michener Centre open, the Wildrose Official Opposition announced today.

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Statement from Wildrose President David Yager on Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre Nomination

CALGARY, AB (June 26, 2014): Today, Wildrose President David Yager issued the following statement regarding the nomination process in Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre:

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Statement from Bruce McAllister on Math Curriculum Changes

CHESTERMERE, AB (June 23, 2014): Today, Wildrose Education Critic Bruce McAllister released the following statement on Alberta Education’s decision to re-introduce teaching some math basics to the K-9 curriculum:

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