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Wildrose announces nomination date for Calgary-Foothills

CALGARY, AB (July 3, 2015): At the Calgary Stampede Stomp on July 2, Wildrose announced Aug. 15 for its Calgary-Foothills nomination vote in light of a looming byelection.

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Annual report shows rough financial waters ahead: Fildebrandt

CALGARY, AB (June 30, 2015): Today’s annual report released by the government shows the NDP fully committed to using the same bad accounting practices used by former PC governments and paints a troubling financial picture for Alberta going forward, Wildrose Shadow Finance Minister Derek Fildebrandt said.

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Pitt calls on Premier to explain Dancey appointment

AIRDRIE, AB (June 30, 2015): Today, Wildrose Shadow Minister for the Status of Women Angela Pitt released the following statement on the NDP’s appointment of Brent Dancey as the chief of staff for the new women’s ministry and the Ministry of Environment and Parks. According to reports, Dancey was previously convicted of a brutal assault and sentenced to nine months in prison:

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Minimum wage increase ignores job creation experts

EDMONTON, AB (June 29, 2015): Without listening to Alberta job creators, the NDP are pushing through a dramatic 50 per cent increase to the minimum wage without doing any economic analysis on how it will impact employment, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Fildebrandt appointed chairman of Public Accounts, fiscal discipline top priority

CALGARY, AB (June 29, 2015): After being sworn in as chairman of the Legislature’s Public Accounts Committee, Wildrose Shadow Finance Minister Derek Fildebrandt announced a commitment to scrutinize past spending boondoggles and lead the effort in holding government spending to account.

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No timelines, no terms of references, no certainty from today's royalty announcement

EDMONTON, AB (June 26, 2015): Today’s royalty review announcement offered no clarity for Alberta’s energy industry, and added another layer of uncertainty to Alberta’s economy, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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A constructive session from Wildrose leaves plenty of unanswered questions from NDP

EDMONTON, AB (June 25, 2015): Wildrose successfully amended election financing legislation, put forward positive ideas to strengthen small business, and exposed the government’s economic policies that will harm job creation and economic prosperity, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Environment Minister must explain radical book

EDMONTON, AB (June 24, 2015): Environment Minister Shannon Phillips must explain a radical book she inspired and wrote the introduction for.

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Wildrose to put forward amendment to shrink small business tax rate

EDMONTON, AB (June 24, 2015): In light of several policies that will hurt the economy, businesses and families, Wildrose will put forward an amendment to Bill 2 to lower the small business tax rate from three to two per cent, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose helps push forward amendment in Bill 1, significant loopholes remain

EDMONTON, AB (June 23, 2015): Wildrose successfully helped amend Bill 1, An Act to Renew Democracy, to block a loophole allowing unions and corporations to make loan payments to political parties, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. 

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Clear the air: Wildrose calls on NDP to release election contributions

EDMONTON, AB (June 18, 2015): Before passing Bill 1, the NDP should release all of their election financials up to June 15 to clarify that no parts of the legislation are designed to uniquely benefit the governing party above others, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP having trouble with their own numbers

EDMONTON, AB (June 18, 2015): The almost $700 million in new spending today is compounded by a $1.5 billion shortfall in the NDP’s tax agenda and clashes with the $1.8 billion in new spending announced by NDP House Leader Brian Mason in the legislature, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP restrict debate for over $18 billion in spending

EDMONTON, AB (June 16, 2015): The NDP are set to pass over $18 billion in spending with only three hours of debate in the legislature, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Throne Speech has some positive reforms, but fails to address economic uncertainty

EDMONTON, AB (June 15, 2015): Today’s Speech from the Throne contains positive measures but lacks key details to address the looming fiscal crisis facing Alberta during a time of economic uncertainty, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said today.

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Fildebrandt calls on NDP to be open with 'mini-budget', end fuzzy PC accounting

EDMONTON, AB (June 12, 2015): Today, Wildrose Shadow Minister Derek Fildebrandt released recommendations to ensure the NDP 'mini-budget' is fully open and transparent and the government puts an end to fuzzy PC accounting practices.

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New energy Chief registered to lobby against Alberta pipelines

EDMONTON, AB (June 11, 2015): NDP Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd must immediately explain why her new Chief of Staff Graham Mitchell is registered as an active lobbyist against Energy East and other key pipeline projects for Alberta’s industry, Wildrose Shadow Energy Minister Leela Aheer said today.

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Aheer statement on Chestermere intersection fatality

EDMONTON, AB (June 10, 2015): Today, Chestermere – Rocky View MLA Leela Aheer released the following statement about the death of a young man at the Highway 1 and 791 intersection in Chestermere.

 

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NDP tuition plan misses the mark for students and taxpayers

EDMONTON, AB (June 10, 2015): The NDP plan to freeze tuition is irresponsible and fails to protect students and taxpayers from the growing costs of education, Wildrose Advanced Education Shadow Minister Wes Taylor said today.

 

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Statement on the passing of Const. Daniel Woodall

EDMONTON, AB (June 9, 2015): Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and Shadow Solicitor General Scott Cyr released the following joint statement on the death of Const. Daniel Woodall.

 

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NDP health plan: more managers, more centralization

EDMONTON, AB (June 8, 2015): The NDP plan to beef up and centralize Alberta Health Services (AHS) away from local decision makers will mean less quality care for patients, Wildrose Health Shadow Minister Drew Barnes said today.

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