NDP government not seriously addressing province's opioid crisis: Wildrose

The decision by the NDP government to release updated information about opioid overdoses on the Friday before a long weekend without a news release or conference demonstrates a lack of understanding about how important public awareness of the ongoing crisis is, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Jean & Kenney set out process to form united conservative party

Today, Wildrose Leader, Brian Jean, and PC Leader, Jason Kenney, signed a historic agreement in principle (AIP) that establishes the process to unify both parties into the United Conservative Party.

Read the full agreement here. 

Read the proposed bylaws for the new party here. 

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NDP government ineffective in addressing opioid and mental health crisis: Smith

The NDP government is failing to effectively address Alberta’s opioid and mental health crisis and take action to assist suffering families in our province, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP government creating further economic uncertainty, needs to ensure consultation period on impending labour legislation: Wildrose

News that the NDP government will be introducing their much maligned labour legislation next week is leading to a call for a lengthy consultation period once it is tabled, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Alberta's deficit 4 times that of all provinces combined: Fildebrandt

Given that Alberta’s deficit is four times the combined deficit of all indebted provinces in Canada the NDP government needs to reveal their numbers that show they can balance the budget by 2024, Wildrose Shadow Finance Minister Derek Fildebrandt said today.

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NDP refuses to scrap squatters' rights: Wildrose

On Monday, the NDP government voted against a Wildrose private member’s bill that would have significantly enhanced Alberta’s property laws and eliminated squatters’ rights, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.  

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Jean urges Trudeau to keep National Energy Board in Calgary: Wildrose

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging him to keep the National Energy Board (NEB) in Calgary, following the release of the expert panel report on modernizing of the NEB, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Ethics commissioner should investigate conduct surrounding Pure North: Wildrose

Concerning allegations surrounding the involvement of the Deputy Minister of Health Carl Amrhein with Pure North have led Wildrose Shadow Health Minister Tany Yao and Wildrose Shadow Accountability Minister Nathan Cooper to write to the Office of the Ethics Commissioner to launch a full investigation into the allegation of an unprofessional relationship, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today

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Notley needs to tell the truth about AIMCo interference

Premier Rachel Notley is outright denying that the NDP government is interfering with AIMCo when news reports clearly show it is, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Liberal Bill banning tankers again shows NDP government's failed social license experiment: Wildrose

The decision by the federal government to impose a ban on oil tankers on the northern British Columbia coast demonstrates the lack of clout that Alberta’s NDP government has in Ottawa, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose calls on NDP to produce report on photo radar detailing 'cash grabs' across the province

Today, Wildrose used recent frustrations with photo radar, including the call by Edmonton’s Chief of Police to increase the speed limit on the Anthony Henday, to call on the NDP government to produce a report on the use of photo radar for speeding by municipalities across the province to determine where it is being used fairly.

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Leaked documents highlight serious concerns with level of care at Lacombe Hospital and care centre: Wildrose

Leaked documents show a system in flux at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre (LHCC) and bring to light serious concerns about the level of care provided at the facility, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Another chapter in PPA saga - MSA investigating balancing pool: Wildrose

News that the Balancing Pool has received a notice of Investigation from the Market Surveillance Administrator points once again to the NDP government’s ineptitude and mishandling of the PPA file that will only cause further harm to Alberta taxpayers, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Government abandons duties on legal aid: Pitt

Yesterday in Question Period, Wildrose Shadow Justice Minister Angela Pitt called on the Justice Minister to stop wasting taxpayer dollars and take action to ensure the efficiency of Legal Aid Alberta.

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Panda motion that would put Alberta oil before dictator oil to be debated this afternoon

Wildrose Shadow Economic Development Minister Prasad Panda is calling for all party support for his Motion 505 that will be debated this afternoon in the Legislature.

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NDP government should release cost of advertising bill for energy efficiency programs: Wildrose

The NDP government should release the amount of taxpayer dollars that are being devoted to advertising offshoots of the carbon tax including energy efficiency programs, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Results from leaked AHS internal survey paint bleak picture and should be released in full: Wildrose

A recent survey conducted by Alberta Health Services of employees and obtained in part by Wildrose paints a bleak picture about the state of the healthcare system and should be released in full publicly for transparency’s sake, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Panda to introduce motion that would put Alberta oil before dictator oil

A new motion to be introduced by Wildrose Shadow Economic Development Minister Prasad Panda would pressure the federal government to end our dependence on foreign dictator oil in favour of Alberta oil. 

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Notley should retract 'proud' comment on ConocoPhillips sale following layoff news: Barnes

Following news ConocoPhillips is laying off 300 Alberta workers, Wildrose Shadow Energy Minister Drew Barnes is calling on Premier Rachel Notley to retract the celebratory statements she made following ConocoPhillips’ original decision to sell its Alberta assets.

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Two years of NDP government has caused significant damage to Alberta: Wildrose

On the eve of the two year anniversary of the NDP’s electoral victory, it is clear that their tenure has been disastrous for Alberta families and businesses, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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