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CALGARY, AB (December 12, 2013): The PC government’s unfair attack on the Alberta energy sector through changes to the Licensee Liability Rating program (LLR) is threatening jobs and economic growth in the province’s most important industry, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.
Today, the Wildrose released an updated critic roster. See more here.
CALGARY, AB (December 9, 2013): Newly appointed Human Services Minister Manmeet Bhullar must ensure children in government care, and the 89 children that tragically died in government care only to be forgotten and not even publicly reported, don’t get lost as a result of the cabinet shuffle, Wildrose Human Services Critic Jeff Wilson said today. […]
HIGH RIVER, AB (December 6, 2013): Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith released the following statement after Premier Alison Redford shuffled her cabinet late this afternoon: “A cabinet shuffle is an opportunity to change direction and signify a new vision. Unfortunately for Albertans, Premier Redford has decided to stick with the status quo on the major issues […]
EDMONTON, AB (December 5, 2013): Today, Wildrose Energy Critic Jason Hale called on government to review the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Licensee Liability Rating program (LLR) and stop its implementation in order to reassess its dire impacts on junior oil and gas producers. Under the government’s new LLR rules, wells that are temporarily shut-in due to […]
EDMONTON, AB (December 3, 2013): Today, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith released the following statement on Ethics Commissioner Neil Wilkinson’s ruling into Premier Alison Redford’s involvement in the Tobaccogate scandal:
EDMONTON, AB (December 4, 2013): Today, Wildrose Education Critic Bruce McAllister demanded accountability in Alberta Education in the wake of years of overcrowded classrooms, under-resourced schools and declining student outcomes. Results from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Programme for International Student Assessment released this week indicate declining results for Albertan students in math, […]
EDMONTON, AB (December 4, 2013): Despite Health Minister Fred Horne insisting in June several health executives were ready to turn aside performance bonuses, only one senior health executive out of nearly one hundred rejected the outrageous payouts, Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsyth said today.
EDMONTON, AB (December 4, 2013): Ethics Commissioner Neil Wilkinson cannot rule on whether or not Premier Alison Redford was in a conflict of interest as long as the PC government refuses to release information on the bids received for the government’s $10-billion lawsuit against tobacco companies, Wildrose Justice Critic Shayne Saskiw said today. Through a […]
EDMONTON, AB (December 3, 2013): Service Alberta Minister Manmeet Bhullar should get rid of unfair new regulation introduced in the tendering process for new provincial registries that leaves the process open to abuse and political favourtism, Wildrose Service Alberta Critic Rod Fox said today.
EDMONTON, AB (December 3, 2013): Today, Wildrose Seniors Critic Kerry Towle called on the government to release the delayed report detailing the number of cases of sexual abuse under the Protection for Persons In Care Act.
EDMONTON, AB (December 3, 2013): Today, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith spoke in the Legislature on the ongoing campaign for Fort McMurray to secure a long-term care centre and the recent political games from the PC government: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The ongoing campaign by the residents of Fort McMurray to have a long-term care centre […]
EDMONTON, AB (December 3, 2013): On the heels of a Speaker’s ruling yesterday that found Building Alberta brochures were sent out in contempt of the Legislature, a leaked email from a senior Premier’s Office staff member has further exposed the Building Alberta advertising campaign as a partisan political ploy conceived by Premier Alison Redford herself.
EDMONTON, AB (December 2, 2013): Today, Wildrose Seniors Critic Kerry Towle made the following statement after the PC government avoided taking action to protect seniors by running out the clock on debate of Bill 208: The Seniors’ Advocate Act: “It is with grief today that Alberta witnessed the PC government show yet again it is […]
EDMONTON, AB (December 2, 2013): The Alberta Progressive Conservative party should reimburse taxpayers for the glossy Building Alberta brochure mailed to every Alberta household after Speaker Gene Zwozdesky today ruled the mailing in contempt of the Legislature. The brochure, which prominently features PC blue and orange, is part of the government’s ongoing multi-platform Building Alberta advertising […]
EDMONTON, AB (December 2, 2013): Wildrose House Leader and Finance Critic Rob Anderson has issued the following statement on the government’s controversial Bills 45 and 46: “The Wildrose believes strongly in respecting the rule of law and upholding contracts including collective bargaining agreements. Negotiating a collective bargaining agreement that is fair for taxpayers is an […]
EDMONTON, AB (December 2, 2013): The story of a senior left to have her wounds fester after days of neglect highlights the importance of fixing a broken seniors care system and making the new Seniors Advocate fully independent, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. Violet MacDonald, mother of Cassie Liska, was first admitted to care […]
EDMONTON, AB (November 29, 2013): Nine months after rejecting a multi-year pay freeze for MLAs – and a year after increasing their salaries – PC members of the Legislature’s Members Services Committee have passed a three-year MLA pay freeze just before they legislate a similar pay freeze on public sector workers. In February, Wildrose Leader […]
EDMONTON, AB (November 28, 2013): Today, the Wildrose Official Opposition celebrated the purchase of the facility which will become the Be Brave Ranch by Little Warriors, and congratulated the organization for driving this critical project forward despite a lack of support from the PC government. The Be Brave Ranch is a therapeutic wellness facility dedicated […]
EDMONTON, AB (November 27, 2013): Today, the Wildrose Official Opposition called for concrete details from Health Minister Fred Horne on how the province will tackle the issue of inter-facility transfers (IFTs) happening inside of EMS, and the still simmering concerns about the consolidation of dispatch from municipalities across the province. After months of denying spiking […]