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NDP should listen to job creators, slow down minimum wage hike: Wildrose

The NDP government should listen to the concerns of working families and back down from a dramatic minimum wage increase that is putting jobs and businesses at risk, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP should ignore calls to scrap participation in international exams and testing

Today, Wildrose Shadow Education Minister Mark Smith called on the NDP government to resist calls to put an end to international standardized testing programs and to develop policies that aim at improving education outcomes for students.

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Wildrose launches On Your Side: Brian Jean Summer Town Hall Series

Today, Wildrose announced On Your Side: Brian Jean Summer Town Hall Series to outline Wildrose Leader Brian Jean’s vision for the province and invite all common sense Albertans to come together and determine the future of Alberta’s next government.

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Wildrose creates consolidated ABC Sunshine List database in less than 24 hours

Following comments from Finance Minister Joe Ceci’s spokesperson that creating a master website for Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABCs) public disclosure would be “too expensive and time-consuming”, the Wildrose Official Opposition has created their own master database in less than 24 hours.

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TAX ON TAX: NDP carbon tax will send tens of millions to Ottawa

EDMONTON, AB: The NDP carbon tax is a tax on tax that will result in tens of millions of dollars being shipped to Ottawa with no benefit to Albertans, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.  

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Conference Board of Canada report confirms out-of-control health spending in Alberta

The latest Alberta Fiscal Snapshot by the Conference Board of Canada paints a bleak picture of Alberta’s out-of-control health spending without results, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP government must clarify any roadblocks to municipalities receiving federal infrastructure funding

The NDP government, like the government before it, appears to be missing out on much-needed federal funding by delaying approval for projects in Alberta’s municipalities, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose calls on NDP to release full costs in latest series of carbon tax ads

With the NDP government’s new carbon tax and climate plan risking up to 15,000 jobs and dropping household income by $4 billion, today the Wildrose Official Opposition called on the government to release the full costs of their most recent radio and television carbon tax ad campaign.

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 NDP and PC MLAs letting down Albertans by blocking fentanyl study: Wildrose

NDP and PC members of the Standing Committee on Families and Communities failed to stand up for vulnerable communities across Alberta by voting down a motion to study the province’s opioid and fentanyl crisis, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP double down on big union influence, risky economic agenda: Wildrose

Big union interests have become further entrenched in the NDP government with Premier Rachel Notley and the NDP doubling down on a risky economic agenda at their recent convention, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Curriculum review must provide assurances on standardized testing and a focus on literacy and math: Wildrose

The NDP government’s announcement of a major curriculum overhaul was short on details about getting back to basics in literacy and numeracy, just a few days after the Minister told a dedicated education advocate that “the matter of how mathematics is taught at individual schools [is] closed.”

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Solutions needed for Alberta schools shortchanged by feds on funding for student refugees: Wildrose

Both the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) and the Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB) received confirmation today from federal bureaucrats that no funding will be provided for the influx of Syrian refugees in the two school systems, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Education Minister dismisses parent concerns as curriculum review launched: Wildrose

Education Minister David Eggen must explain why he’s dismissing the concerns of parents and education advocates at a time when he’s planning yet another comprehensive review of Alberta’s education curriculum, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP defer Wildrose call for study on opioid crisis: Wildrose

A Wildrose motion presented to the Standing Committee on Families and Communities to tackle Alberta’s opioid crisis head on was deferred by the NDP majority, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Nixon statement on dismissal of AFSC board and executives

Today, Wildrose Shadow Democracy and Accountability Minister Jason Nixon released the following statement on the dismissal of the Board of Directors of the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC):

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NDP rubber stamp $14 billion in new borrowing: Wildrose 

After scrapping its self-imposed debt ceiling law, the NDP government has rubber stamped $14 billion in new borrowing, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Alberta job loss numbers climb, NDP policies to cause further harm

The latest Labour Force Survey numbers released by Statistics Canada reveal that Alberta’s economy continues to negatively impact hardworking Albertans looking for employment, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

 

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Wildrose stood up against harmful NDP policies during spring agenda

Throughout the spring legislative session, Wildrose consistently stood up for families against expensive new taxes and risky economic experiments under the NDP government, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose amendments will attempt to provide accountability to NDP carbon fund spending

With the NDP government clearly committed to directing the majority of carbon tax revenues towards new spending initiatives, on Monday Wildrose will be introducing a series of amendments proposing accountability measures for how the billions of dollars taken from the pockets of Alberta families will be spent, Wildrose Shadow Environment Minister Todd Loewen said.

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Jean and Yao Statement Welcoming Evacuees Back to Fort McMurray

EDMONTON, AB (June 1, 2016): Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo MLA Tany Yao released the following joint statement on welcoming evacuees back home to Fort McMurray:

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