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With shocking job loss numbers, NDP must back down from risky policies

With new job numbers showing Alberta lost 73,000 full-time jobs in 2015, and a further 26,000 private sector jobs in January, the NDP government must repeat the lesson from the royalty review and climb down from several of their damaging economic policies, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose sets timelines for Calgary-Greenway nomination

Wildrose has announced the timelines for its Calgary-Greenway nomination.

 

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NDP stonewall accountability in public accounts

Instead of assisting in bringing accountability for Alberta taxpayers for the abuse of government travel and infrastructure spending, members of the NDP caucus blocked questions involving “HR issues” at Public Accounts Committee Wednesday, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Jean Statement on Trudeau Notley Meeting

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s meeting with Premier Rachel Notley:

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Jean writes to Trudeau, invites him to tour oilsands, support Energy East

On the eve of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Alberta, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean has sent a letter to the Prime Minister urging him to make clear his stance on Energy East and to tour Alberta’s oilsands.

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NDP thankfully adopt restraint on royalties after review did severe damage to economy

Today’s royalty review announcement confirms Wildrose’s position on the need for stability in the energy sector, the damage the public nature of the review did to Alberta’s economy and the urgent need to increase Alberta’s global competitiveness, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

 

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Notley must convince Mulcair’s NDP to support federal Conservative motion on Energy East

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean expressed his support of the motion put forward by federal Conservative Natural Resources Critic Candice Bergen for parliament to endorse Energy East and called on Premier Rachel Notley to convince her NDP colleagues to do the same.

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Jean statement on new pipeline approval rules

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement on new federal rules for the approval of pipelines in Canada:

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Jean issues statement on the passing of former Alberta MP David Chatters

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement on the passing of David Chatters, former MP for Athabasca and Westlock-St. Paul:

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Worst year of job loss since 1982 shows need to back away from experiments, focus on job creation

With 2015 as the worst year for Alberta job loss since 1982, it’s time for the NDP government to back away from risky economic policies and instead start focusing on job-creation, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Hoffman continuing the culture of secrecy at AHS around performance measures

Despite NDP promises to improve transparency in Alberta’s health care system, AHS has failed to post health care performance measures that were due at the end of Sept. 2015, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose Opens Applications for Calgary-Greenway Nomination

Today, Wildrose announced the beginning of the application process for the Calgary-Greenway nomination.

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Activists who supported NDP carbon tax now doubling their efforts against Alberta's energy sector

After Premier Rachel Notley stood with activist groups and promised Albertans a new carbon tax would guarantee market access for Alberta, several of these groups have redoubled their efforts in spreading misinformation against Alberta’s energy sector, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Ceci needs to get serious about the debt ceiling

A new credit outlook downgrade sounding the alarm over the NDP government’s debt burden should be the last warning Finance Minister Joe Ceci needs to get spending under control, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP pipeline strategy failing, Coderre's hypocrisy must be called out

With Quebec mayors hypocritically opposing the Energy East pipeline, it’s clear the NDP government’s plan for a new carbon tax to get the “social license” for pipelines is failing, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Small return of Alberta taxes welcome, but NDP must fight for $28 billion worth of pipeline construction

A small return in Alberta tax dollars from Ottawa to spur infrastructure spending is nowhere near as beneficial as the NDP fighting for Ottawa to end its tanker ban on the west coast and to fast track over $28 billion in pipeline construction for Alberta, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose calls for jobs summit to evaluate NDP policies and solutions for Alberta's economy

Today, the Wildrose Official Opposition called on the NDP government to strike a jobs summit to evaluate the impact of current government policies on small business and Alberta’s energy sector, and to propose solutions that would help the overall economy.

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Moody's negative outlook shows urgency to limit borrowing and constrain spending

Today’s Alberta credit rating outlook change by Moody’s from stable to negative is the latest indication the NDP government must put together a more aggressive plan to reduce borrowing and program spending, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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While Albertans want action on economy, NDP delays session: Wildrose

The NDP government has sent the wrong message to Albertans by announcing the second latest start to the spring session since 1997 at a time when Albertans want action on the economy, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. 

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