Wildrose caucus focused on standing up for Albertans in the legislature during spring session

Wildrose will be focused on standing up for everyday Albertans and their serious concerns about the state of our province under the NDP government during the spring sitting of the Alberta Legislature, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Loewen statement regarding short-on-details energy efficiency program

Wildrose Shadow Environment Minister Todd Loewen today released the following statement on the NDP government’s energy efficiency program:

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Alberta plummets in list of best places to invest in mining, NDP policies to blame: Wildrose

A new report from the Fraser Institute has Alberta sliding to 11th place out of the 12 Canadian jurisdictions for most attractive places to invest in mining as a direct result of “unattractive policies” from the NDP government, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Charges stayed in Edmonton courts must be wake up call for NDP: Wildrose

Charges stayed in 15 cases today at the Edmonton Law Courts including assault charges show a lack of resources from all levels of government for Crown prosecutors to get cases to trial, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose statement on reimbursement for drywall tariffs

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and Wildrose Shadow Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness Minister Dave Hanson today released the following joint statement on news that families affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire will receive compensation on duties on drywall:

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Shocking data on grade inflation shows importance of standardized testing

New data on grading throughout Alberta’s education system shows the NDP government needs to maintain standardized testing and develop a strategy to address grade inflation, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.
 

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NDP caps off a week of bad behaviour and new lows in government transparency: Wildrose

The NDP government has overseen a week of new lows in government ethics, and shown its true colours as a secretive and unaccountable administration, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Eggen should immediately reject calls to phase out funding for independent schools: Aheer

Today, Wildrose Shadow Education Minister Leela Aheer released the following statement responding to calls to phase out funding for independent schools.

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Despite higher oil prices, NDP Q3 update paints bleak picture for Alberta

Despite higher oil prices, today’s third quarter fiscal update paints a bleak economic picture for Albertans struggling with job losses, record deficit and ballooning debt, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Taylor statement on rural crime

Wildrose Battle River-Wainwright MLA Wes Taylor released the following statement today following a series of robberies in Amisk, Alberta and a letter he sent to Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley requesting immediate action on increasing rates of rural crime:

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Wildrose motion pushes NDP government to abolish adverse possession from Alberta law

Today at the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship Wildrose MLA Don MacIntyre urged for a motion to be passed to abolish adverse possession, more commonly known as squatter’s rights, from Alberta legislation.

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NDP-run Alberta notches highest number of EI claims ever recorded: Wildrose

Alberta is once again leading Canada, but for all the wrong reasons, as December saw the highest number of EI claims ever recorded by Statistics Canada, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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NDP cabinet order jeopardizes future of AIMCo: Wildrose

The NDP government is putting the future prosperity of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) in jeopardy with its decision to repeal two sections of regulations by cabinet order, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Wildrose Shadow Health Minister Tany Yao seeks input from Albertans on health care

Wildrose Shadow Health Minister Tany Yao released a consultative website today aimed at listening to Albertans' concerns regarding the province’s broken healthcare system.

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NDP government creating additional and unnecessary steps to further slow down the FOIP process

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC) has confirmed what has long been suspected – that the NDP government is adding additional layers of bureaucracy to stop Albertans from receiving Freedom of Information and Privacy (FOIP) requests in a timely manner, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Barnes statement on oil and gas celebration day

Today, Wildrose Shadow Energy Minister Drew Barnes released the following statement on the 70th anniversary of the discovery of oil at Leduc #1 and the declaration of Alberta Oil and Gas Celebration Day:

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van Dijken statement on NDP plans to change Alberta labour laws

Today, Wildrose Shadow Jobs & Labour Minister Glenn van Dijken released the following statement on the NDP government’s plans to change labour legislation in Alberta:

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Notley calls Albertans upset about the carbon tax 'chicken little': Wildrose

Premier Rachel Notley is continuing her streak of making insensitive comments towards struggling Albertans by saying those expressing concerns about the carbon tax are doing a “chicken little routine,” the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.

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Panda statement on Liberal Bombardier loan

Today, Wildrose Shadow Economic Development & Trade Minister Prasad Panda released the following statement on the federal Liberal government bailing out Quebec-based Bombardier with $372 million in interest-free loans:

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Castle issue only going to get worse until NDP agrees to consult: Wildrose

The NDP government will need to respond to the increasing number of Albertans upset by the lack of consultation happening around amended restrictions to activities in the Castle Region, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.  

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