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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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Wildrose would eliminate mandatory school fees

CALGARY, AB (October 15, 2014): Today, Wildrose Education Critic Bruce McAllister announced the Wildrose plan to eliminate mandatory school fees, highlighting the ongoing PC failure to address the issue as they’ve promised in order to give Alberta families a break.

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Mandel accepted tax dollars for Mayoral campaign, donated tax dollars to PC Party

EDMONTON, AB (October 14, 2014): Edmonton-Whitemud PC candidate Stephen Mandel expensed to taxpayers a political donation he made to the PC party and later on accepted a campaign donation of tax dollars from Alberta Health Services (AHS), Wildrose revealed today.

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SkyPalace upgrades total over $2 million

EDMONTON, AB (October 9, 2014): Luxury draperies, bullet proof doors, porcelain and stone wall tile, custom millwork and other pricey upgrades and change orders to the SkyPalace have pushed the total price tag for the penthouse suite atop Edmonton’s Federal Building to over $2 million, the Wildrose announced today.

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Statement from Rob Anderson on new school announcement

EDMONTON, AB (October 8, 2014): Today, Wildrose MLA Rob Anderson released the following statement on Premier Jim Prentice’s new school announcement:

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Wildrose announces 3 point plan to address ER crisis, bed shortage and wait times

EDMONTON, AB (October 8, 2014) – A Wildrose government would introduce a three part plan to immediately address the crisis in emergency departments and reduce the wait time backlogs for surgeries.   According to recent media reports, emergency room physicians are warning of a "potential collapse" in Alberta's acute care system and reporting people are dying while waiting for emergency care.

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Wilson statement on renewed discussion on new city charter

CALGARY, AB (October 7, 2014): Today, Wildrose Municipal Affairs Critic Jeff Wilson released the following statement on renewed discussions by the provincial government with Calgary and Edmonton on the development of a new city charter.

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AG Report is more of the same: A broken long-term care system and more sweetheart deals for insiders

EDMONTON, AB (October 7, 2014): Today’s Auditor General report is just more of the same from a broken and tired government: more details of a broken long-term care system, more waste and mismanagement with AHS perks and pay and more sweetheart sole-sourced deals for PC insiders, Wildrose Human Services and Seniors Critic Kerry Towle said today.

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More of the same: New data shows Jim Prentice's severance promise doesn't go far enough

CALGARY, AB (October 6, 2014): Today, the Wildrose released new data showing exorbitant severance packages that would not be covered by Premier Jim Prentice’s so-called Accountability Act and announced it would cap severances and bonuses for all senior managers and government officials – not just political staff.

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Rapid Response: A lot of things have changed in 14 years

Today the PC Party cherry picked a 14 year old quote from a Calgary Herald column to suggest that Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith’s position on Gordon Dirks has changed. Well, a lot of things have changed in the last 14 years.

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Classroom crunch facing Rocky View School division part of wider problem: McAllister

CHESTERMERE, AB (October 3, 2014): The urgent classroom crunch facing the Rocky View School division and communities across Alberta is caused by poor planning by the PC government and their inability to keep their commitment to build new schools, Wildrose Education Critic Bruce McAllister said today.

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Wildrose would reinstate pay freeze for government managers; challenges Prentice to do the same

CALGARY, AB (October 3, 2014): A Wildrose government would immediately reverse and reinstate a pay freeze for public sector managers and political appointees and today challenged Premier Jim Prentice to keep his promise to do the same.

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