Bad money after bad: the Sturgeon Refinery remains a sinkhole for taxpayers: Barnes

Wildrose is once again sounding the alarm over taxpayer exposure to the risky Sturgeon Refinery venture, following reports that construction costs on the project have skyrocketed to a staggering $9.3 billion, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose calls for electoral boundaries commission to protect rural Albertans

With municipalities pushing back against the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission (AEBC) Interim Report redrawing of the electoral map, today Wildrose House Leader Nathan Cooper called on the AEBC to go back to the drawing board and focus on each community’s ability to have effective representation.

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Wildrose releases new map highlighting most dangerous highway sections in Alberta

Today, Wildrose released a new interactive map highlighting the eight most dangerous highway sections over a ten-year period and called on the NDP government to create an action plan to reduce risks and improve safety along these critical highway corridors.

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Disastrous minimum wage experiment in Seattle fair warning to Alberta: Wildrose

With Seattle’s $15 minimum wage experiment resulting in disaster for low-wage workers, the NDP should conduct an economic impact study on the next jolt to the minimum wage it has planned for Alberta, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.  

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Newly obtained children's services letter highlights serious concerns that child death reviews could be interfered with: Wildrose

A newly obtained letter sent to the heads of agencies working with children in care highlights serious concerns about the potential for the department of Children’s Services to withhold information in future child death reviews, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose releases recommendations to improve sexual assault and evidence collection policy

CALGARY, AB (June 23, 2017): Supporting survivors of sexual assault through strengthening the policies surrounding the time from when a survivor comes forward after being sexually assaulted to before their case goes to trial is the focus of a new report entitled Standing with Survivors, released today by the Wildrose Official Opposition.

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NDP in court yet again for unconstitutional beer tax: Fildebrandt

The NDP government is wasting even more taxpayer dollars as it fights yet another court battle against a beer producer unfairly impacted by the unconstitutional beer tax, Wildrose Shadow Finance Minister Derek Fildebrandt said today.

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Aheer statement on Edmonton city council decision to reevaluate sale of surplus school sites to private schools

Today, Wildrose Shadow Education Minister Leela Aheer released the following statement in response to Edmonton City Council
re-considering selling surplus land being sold to private schools:

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Ousted CEOs mark the end of oil sands support for the NDP carbon tax, emission cap: Barnes

With three out of four major energy CEOs who supported the NDP’s carbon tax leaving or being ousted by their companies, Premier Rachel Notley should admit her plan to impose the NDP’s risky ideology on Alberta industry has flopped in the eyes of the business community, Wildrose Shadow Energy Minister Drew Barnes said today.

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NDP government needs to release WCB report: Wildrose

The NDP government needs to compel the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) to release an overdue report that could have significant impacts on Alberta workers and businesses who are concerned that hundreds of millions of WCB refunds are in jeopardy, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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OSAG report recommends Minister exercise authority to kill new projects

The recommendations in the first Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG) report would cap the energy sector by affirming ministerial powers to shut down private projects and cut off growth, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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With declining math scores, time to end experiments, improve outcomes in the classroom: Wildrose

With declining math scores for Alberta students under the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), today the Wildrose Official Opposition called on the NDP government to move away from experiments and implement four steps to immediately improve outcomes for students in the classroom.

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REALITY CHECK: Ceci talking out of both sides of his mouth on NDP beer tax

Finance Minister Joe Ceci is misleading Albertans about the NDP-imposed markup on beer sold in Alberta.

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Environment Minister must come clean with Albertans on caribou situation: Loewen

Given that there’s been no socio-economic impact assessment on Alberta’s caribou situation, Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips must come clean with Albertans and tell them what exactly is required by the federal government to solve the caribou issues in order for an economically sustainable response to be designed with genuine local input, Wildrose Shadow Environment & Parks Minister Todd Loewen said today.

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Albertans deserve answers from NDP on misleading Fort McMurray fire information

The NDP government’s failure to explain the breakdowns in communication surrounding the Fort McMurray evacuation and repeated attempts to mislead Albertans about the status of the two Fort McMurray wildfire reports are further evidence of the need for a public inquiry, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Leaked Fort McMurray wildfire report shows need for public inquiry: Wildrose

With a damning report into the Fort McMurray wildfire leaking today, the Wildrose Official Opposition demanded the NDP government immediately release the report in full and initiate an independent and judge-led public inquiry.

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Health Minister must direct HQCA wait times study, release results

The Health Minister and NDP government must direct the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) to conduct a study on surgical and emergency wait times in Alberta, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP negligence will cost Albertans an eye-popping $2.6 billion: Wildrose

The NDP government’s gross negligence in making massive increases to the carbon tax, fighting frivolous law suits and meddling in our electricity system means Alberta taxpayers are now on the hook for an eye-popping $2.6 billion dollars in the electricity grid, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP must explain value of Ontario contract in fixed-wing air ambulance debacle: Barnes

Health Minister Sarah Hoffman must explain why the government hired an Ontario law firm to oversee the awarding of the fixed-wing air ambulance RFP that eventually went to CanWest, a company without aircraft bases in either Medicine Hat or Peace River, Wildrose Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes said today.

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Wildrose stood as an effective voice for Albertans and the economy during spring session

While the NDP government plowed forward with an agenda of record deficits, higher taxes, frivolous spending and repeated ethical lapses during the spring legislative session, Wildrose stood firmly on the side of ordinary Albertans worried about their jobs, safety in their communities and putting Alberta’s finances back on the right track, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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