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Mismanagement and failure to prioritize leads to more Misericordia flooding: Forsyth

EDMONTON, AB (November 20, 2014): Ongoing mismanagement and failure to prioritize by the PC government has led to the Misericordia Hospital being flooded for the third time in just over one year, Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsyth said today.

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Say no to tax increases: Wildrose

EDMONTON, AB (November 19, 2014): With the price of oil heading to $70 a barrel, Premier Prentice needs to be crystal clear with Albertans if he’s planning to raise taxes to meet his budget shortfall, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Strengthening Democracy & Ending Entitlements: Capping severances, improving transparency and cracking down on travel perks

EDMONTON, AB (November 19, 2014): A Wildrose government would limit severance packages across all government departments , crack down on government travel perks, dramatically improve whistleblower legislation and implement recall legislation, the Wildrose Official Opposition announced today.

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Bill 1 falls short: More needed to protect property rights

EDMONTON, AB (November 18, 2014): The release of Premier Prentice’s Bill 1, the Respecting Property Rights Act, falls short of meeting his campaign promises to address the concerns of Albertans and improving property rights in Alberta, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Throne Speech long on recycled promises short on details

EDMONTON, AB (November 17, 2014): Today’s Speech from the Throne showed little departure in policy of the previous premier and consisted of recycled campaign promises that were short on details, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Pedersen issues statement congratulating new University of Alberta president

EDMONTON, AB (November 14, 2014): Today, Wildrose Innovation and Advanced Education Critic Blake Pedersen released the following statement congratulating David Turpin on his appointment as the new President of the University of Alberta

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Wildrose motion would be first step in entrenching Alberta landowner rights in Charter of Rights and Freedoms

CALGARY, AB (November 13, 2014): Today, the Wildrose was joined by federal Conservative Lethbridge MP Jim Hillyer to announce a new legislative motion that will be the first step in entrenching Alberta landowner rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Time to spend health care dollars better: Forsyth

CALGARY, AB (November 10, 2014): The latest health care spending figures from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) suggests the PC government is investing in the wrong places and needs to adjust how health care dollars are spent, Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsyth said today.

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Smith statement on Guru Nanak Dev Ji's birthday

EDMONTON, AB (November 6, 2014): Today, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith released the following statement marking Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday:

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Wildrose Caucus unanimously supports Leader, asks for withdrawal of leadership review request

CALGARY, AB ( November 2, 2014): At a caucus meeting today, Wildrose MLAs unanimously endorsed a resolution put forward by Airdrie MLA and Opposition House Leader Rob Anderson asking for the withdrawal of the leadership review request made by Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith on Oct. 28.

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Time for AHS to stop the distractions and focus on fixing health care system: Forsyth

EDMONTON, AB (October 31, 2014): After news of the Alberta government’s $900,000 settlement with former Alberta Health Services’ Chief Financial Officer Allaudin Merali, Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsyth said today it’s now time to close the book on the Merali fiasco and focus on fixing the real problems facing Alberta’s health care system.

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Smith requests Ethics Commissioner investigation into PC election tactics

HIGH RIVER, AB (October 25, 2014): Today, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith responded to a request from Ethics Commissioner Marguerite Trussler for further details to help her investigate several members of the Jim Prentice PC government for their roles in highly partisan government announcements during the by-election campaign.

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The choice on Oct. 27: More of the same or a new generation of leadership

CALGARY, AB (October 24, 2014): Today Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith presented voters in Calgary and Edmonton with the clear choice they have on Monday, Oct. 27. They can vote for more of the same from the Prentice PCs or they can vote for a new generation of leadership by voting Wildrose.

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Just the Facts: Mandel misleads public on expensing $69,000 in hockey tickets

EDMONTON, AB (October 23, 2014): While campaigning for PC leader, Jim Prentice told Albertans he would have zero tolerance for politicians who didn’t respect taxpayers saying, “they shouldn’t be taking free hockey tickets” and that he would have “zero tolerance for all that stuff.”

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Statement from Danielle Smith on Ottawa Shooting

HIGH RIVER, AB (October 22, 2014): Today, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith released the following statement on today’s shooting in Ottawa:

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Mandel expensed over $69,000 on Oilers tickets: Wildrose

EDMONTON, AB (October 22, 2014): Jim Prentice’s hand-picked minister and PC Edmonton-Whitemud candidate Stephen Mandel expensed over $69,000 to taxpayers for Edmonton Oilers tickets between 2008 and 2012, along with high priced travel bills, thousands in hosting tabs and even tickets to Edmonton’s Symphony Orchestra, the Wildrose announced today.

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Wildrose candidates pledge to give MLA pay raise to Wildrose Caucus Foundation

CALGARY, AB (October 20, 2014): Today, Wildrose candidates John Fletcher (Calgary-Elbow), Kathy MacDonald (Calgary-Foothills), Sheila Taylor (Calgary-West) and Tim Grover (Edmonton-Whitemud) pledged that if elected they would give their MLA pay raise to charity through the Wildrose Caucus Foundation.

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Statement from Danielle Smith on NDP leadership

HIGH RIVER, AB (October 18, 2014): Today, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith released the following statement on Edmonton-Strathcona MLA Rachel Notley winning the NDP leadership:

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Reality Check: Prentice more of the same on illegal donations, skipped forums and schools

CALGARY, AB (October 17, 2014): Today, Jim Prentice continued to mislead Albertans on the PC party’s record on illegal donations, for disrespecting voters by skipping democratic forums and on the PC government’s dismal record on building new schools.

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Putting seniors first: Ending 80 km rule, improving care standards and investing in long-term care

EDMONTON, AB (October 17, 2014): A Wildrose government would take immediate action to address the  PCs shameful record on seniors by increasing year-over-year homecare funding, restoring funding  for long-term care facilities caring for higher-needs seniors, ensuring all care facilities meet meal quality, bathing and care standards and ending the "divorce by nursing home" 80-kilometre rule.

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