Fildebrandt calls on Ceci to resign

Today, Wildrose Shadow Finance Minister Derek Fildebrandt called for NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci's resignation after his two years of driving Alberta's finances off a cliff, multiple credit downgrades, and refusing to listen to experts at credit rating agencies.

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Jean responds to horrific treatment of sex assault victim in Alberta courts

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement in response to an Edmonton woman with the pseudonym Angela Cardinal being jailed and shackled in court while testifying against her attacker:

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NDP and Wildrose ask for more community consultation on electoral boundaries changes

On Friday, Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood NDP MLA Brian Mason and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Wildrose MLA Nathan Cooper wrote to the chair of the Electoral Boundaries Commission to ask for an extension in the commission’s current deadline for submissions. The House Leaders of their respective parties, Mason and Cooper are also asking the commission to expand the number of public meetings currently scheduled to allow for greater public participation and consultation on the proposed boundaries.

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Wildrose calls on NDP government to create independent public inquiry into wildfire response

With today marking one year since the Fort McMurray fire evacuation and re-entry, the Wildrose Official Opposition is calling for an independent public inquiry into the organization, management and operations that went into the wildfire response given the many serious questions and concerns that remain outstanding.

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Barnes questions ministry on millions in government investment loss, lack of accountability

On Tuesday, in Public Accounts Committee, Wildrose Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes questioned Economic Development and Trade bureaucrats on the millions in taxpayer investment lost by the government and the lack of accountability surrounding government involvement in the venture capital sector, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose Motion would split up NDP's omnibus labour Bill, protect workers and the economy

Today, Wildrose House Leader Nathan Cooper will be putting forward a motion that would allow the NDP government’s omnibus labour legislation to be divided between employment code and labour code changes.

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Wildrose asks for investigation into NDP deleting visitor logs

Today, Wildrose Shadow Democracy & Accountability Minister Nathan Cooper wrote to Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton on the destruction of visitor logs under the NDP government following Wildrose freedom of information (FOIP) requests in November 2016.

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Fildebrandt calls on Ceci to take a pay cut after the next credit downgrade

Since NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci refuses to listen to sound advice or take Alberta's finances seriously, he should commit to
taking a pay cut if Alberta receives another credit downgrade, Wildrose Shadow Finance Minister Derek Fildebrandt said today.

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Social license a failure, scrap the carbon tax: Jean

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement following the agreement between the BC Green and New Democrat Parties explicitly stating that they will “immediately employ every tool available to the new government to stop the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, the seven-fold increase in tanker traffic on our coast, and the transportation of raw bitumen through our province”:

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Nixon statement on Bill 18, the Child Protection and Accountability Act

Today, Wildrose Shadow Children’s Services Minister Jason Nixon released the following statement on the Child Protection and Accountability Act:

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Jean calls on Notley to fire advisors helping NDP/Green agenda in BC

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement demanding Premier Rachel Notley fire Karen Mahon and Tzeporah Berman – following news the Kinder Morgan issue was “critical” to the new BC NDP/Green agreement.

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Legislature to debate Wildrose Bill which would modernize adoption advertising in Alberta

Wildrose Chestermere-Rocky View MLA Leela Aheer's Private Member’s Bill 206, the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement (Adoption Advertising) Amendment Act, 2017, will be up for debate in the Alberta Legislature this afternoon and if passed would modernize adoption advertising laws in the province, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP government must put an end to needless red tape: Hunter

The NDP government needs to put an end to needless red tape and implement the one for one rule for regulations, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP budget disaster ushers in fifth credit downgrade in past two years

The NDP government’s reckless spending and $10.3 billion deficit have paved the way for yet another disastrous credit downgrade, Alberta’s fifth in the past two years, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Yao statement on Auditor General report

Today, Wildrose Shadow Health Minister Tany Yao released the following statement, after Auditor General Merwan Saher outlined the many ongoing barriers to an integrated health care system, and stated that “putting more money into the system is not the answer.”

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NDP connections to the Tides Foundation cause for concern: Wildrose

With a new report outlining how millions in foreign funds impacted Canada’s 2015 federal election, the NDP government needs to do more to separate itself from the Tides Foundation, which was one of the worst offenders, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Electoral Boundaries Commission minority report best solution for redistribution

The release of the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission report highlights serious concerns with the proposed redistribution, and the minority report is the best solution to address these concerns, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Letter sent to ethics commissioner to clarify potential NDP conflicts of interest on labour legislation: Wildrose

Wildrose Deputy House Leader Dave Hanson today released the following statement after writing to the Ethics Commissioner regarding potential conflicts of interest with MLAs in regard to newly tabled labour legislation:

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NDP government should separate compassionate care leave components of Bill 17 for immediate passage: Wildrose

New legislation from the NDP government is omnibus in nature and would best be served if split into two distinct components to allow for faster passage of compassionate care, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP power bill an admission retail electricity rates set to double within next four years: MacIntyre

The NDP government’s new power Bill is an admission that the government expects retail rates for electricity to more than double within the next four years, Wildrose Shadow Electricity and Renewables Minister Don MacIntyre said today.

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