Ottawa opens the taps for eastern Canadian companies, while raising taxes on Alberta oil & gas: Wildrose

It’s time Alberta demand fairer treatment from Ottawa as the federal Liberal government is raising taxes on Alberta’s oil and gas companies, while continuing (again) to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into eastern Canadian companies, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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New union docs show fix is in for labour negotiations: Wildrose

A new document secured by Wildrose shows the expectations of one of Alberta’s major unions, UFCW 401, during the Labour Relations Code review includes scrapping secret ballots, and calls into question the legitimacy of the consultation process, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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With increasing threats to jobs, NDP must implement policies to make Alberta competitive: Wildrose

With the United States further reducing regulatory burdens on its economy, and other provinces now courting Alberta jobs and companies, the Wildrose today called on the NDP government to immediately implement policies to restore competitiveness in Alberta’s economy.

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Change is needed as another energy major packs up: Wildrose

Major policy changes are needed following news ConocoPhillips Co. has joined Royal Dutch Shell in selling off the majority of its oil sands assets, Wildrose Shadow Energy Minister Drew Barnes said today.

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New CIHI wait time data shows growing wait times, NDP government's failure to act

According to new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), the NDP government’s failure to support action to reduce wait times has resulted in growing wait times for cataract surgeries across the province while wait times across other categories remain stagnant, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Cyr voices concerns over AGLC promotion of gambling

Wildrose MLA for Bonnyville – Cold Lake Scott Cyr today issued the following statement in response to an Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) release actively promoting slot machine gambling:

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Ottawa attacks farmers, NDP government must intervene

The NDP government needs to call on their counterparts in Ottawa to reverse the plan to eliminate deferred cash purchase tickets for grain sales, which would drastically impact farmers’ incomes, Wildrose Shadow Agriculture Minister Dave Schneider said today:

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New details show NDP government in over its head with AIMCo: Wildrose

Emails referenced in a new Financial Post story detail a troubling trend of NDP interference in the independent workings of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), even asking for help in partisan spin for the Premier, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Unity discussion group announced

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and PC Party Leader Jason Kenney announced the composition of the unity discussion group, along with a timeline for the group to report back to the memberships of both parties.

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Ceci refuses to bet $20 on his own budget

Thursday in Question Period, Wildrose Shadow Finance Minister Derek Fildebrandt bet Finance Minister Joe Ceci $20 and gave him 2-1 odds that the provincial debt would exceed $71 billion by 2019-20, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Ottawa's budget changes hurt Alberta's oil and gas sector

Tax changes put forward in the federal budget are another kick in the teeth to Alberta’s oil and gas sector and Alberta should fight against it, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said today.

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Wildrose introduces enhanced Bill to scrap squatters' rights and protect property rights

Wildrose Livingstone–Macleod MLA Pat Stier introduced an enhanced bill to protect property rights Wednesday that would remove adverse possession, or squatters’ rights, from Alberta law, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose launches Alberta Crime Task Force

Today, Wildrose Shadow Justice Minister Angela Pitt launched the Alberta Crime Task Force, a new initiative by the Wildrose Caucus to consult directly with Albertans about the state of our justice system. 

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Wildrose questions AHS decision to unilaterally shut down Alberta hospital inpatient beds

New information about the closure of 20 inpatient beds at the Alberta Hospital Edmonton (AHE) highlights serious concerns about mental health services available for Albertans, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Notley should launch fight on equalization: Jean

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean called on Premier Rachel Notley to move more aggressively to challenge the constitutional status quo on equalization and get a better deal for Alberta through a referendum.

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Jean statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:

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NDP vote down motion to reduce wait times

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement on the NDP voting against a motion to reduce wait times in Alberta:

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Jean and Kenney confirm commitment to work towards unity, announce plans for discussion groups

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and PC Alberta Leader Jason Kenney announced their joint commitment to achieve unity.

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Central Alberta wait times skyrocket compared to rest of the province: Orr

The Red Deer Regional Hospital continues to see wait times for surgeries skyrocket compared to the rest of the province with 325 postponed surgeries at the hospital in 2015-2016, Wildrose MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka Ron Orr said today.

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Jean congratulates Kenney on PC leadership

Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement on the selection of Jason Kenney as the new leader of the PC party:

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