Disclose assets stored in top secret PC slush fund, collapse account

April 2nd, 2014
CALGARY, AB (April 2, 2014): The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta must disclose exactly how much money they have stored in a top secret trust fund they’ve been using to fund their election campaigns, operating expenses and debt for decades, Wildrose MLA Jeff Wilson said today. A news report Tuesday showed the PCs have maintained […]

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#Skypalace: Anderson calls for RCMP investigation into potential illegal breaches of trust

April 1st, 2014
AIRDRIE, AB (April 1, 2014): Today, Wildrose Finance Critic Rob Anderson, called on the PC government to request an immediate RCMP investigation into whether any government MLA, cabinet minister, or other public official committed a breach of trust under the criminal code or broke other federal and provincial laws by subverting legal government approval processes […]

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Danielle Smith announces her bid for leadership of the PC Party

April 1st, 2014
HIGH RIVER, AB (April 1, 2014): Amid tepid and ambiguous leadership musings from several scandal-plagued PC cabinet ministers, Danielle Smith today announced her candidacy for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta. Smith, a lobbyist-turned journalist-turned school board trustee-turned pundit-turned advocate-turned politician-turned progressive, becomes the second declared candidate for the race that will […]

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#Skypalace: Drysdale must come clean

March 31st, 2014
AIRDRIE, AB (March 31, 2014): Former Infrastructure Minister Wayne Drysdale must clarify his role in the construction of former Premier Alison Redford’s personal penthouse suite after giving contradictory public statements, Wildrose Finance Critic Rob Anderson said. When news of the 11th floor Federal Building penthouse suite broke last week, Drysdale suggested his office had ordered […]

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Hancock must explain outrageous staffer contracts

March 28th, 2014
CALGARY, AB (March 28, 2014): Premier Dave Hancock must explain what policies and practices the Premier’s Office uses when negotiating contracts with staff, following another round of outrageous severance payouts to top staffers from the office, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. Documents revealed Thursday show nine Premier’s Office staff were recently paid out $1.3 […]

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Johnson must officially declare basic math changes

March 26th, 2014
EDMONTON, AB (March 26, 2014): Education Minister Jeff Johnson must officially declare his comments about making the memorization of basic math facts more “front-and-centre” in Alberta schools, if he meant them, Wildrose Education Critic Bruce McAllister said today. Under Johnson’s new “discovery math” curriculum, students are no longer required to memorize basic math facts like […]

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Hughes should suspend campaign, focus on DRP claims

March 25th, 2014
EDMONTON, AB (March 25, 2014): With an important deadline looming for Disaster Recovery Plan applications, Municipal Affairs Minister Ken Hughes should suspend his leadership aspirations and focus on his job to ensure  all claims are processed within the promised time frame, Wildrose Municipal Affairs Critic Jeff Wilson said today. Hughes has committed to complete 90% […]

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Announce approval for breast cancer test now: Wildrose

March 24th, 2014
EDMONTON, AB (March 24, 2014): Health Minister Fred Horne needs to immediately announce funding for the Onctotype DX diagnostic test for breast cancer, so Alberta women facing a breast cancer diagnosis can start receiving its benefits, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. Sources within Alberta Health say funding for the Oncotype DX test – a […]

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Wildrose calls for independent budget officer in Bill 202

March 17th, 2014
EDMONTON, AB (March 17, 2014): Bill 202, the Independent Budget Officer Act,  will provide taxpayers with more transparency on the provincial budget and provide independent, non-partisan analysis of the province’s finances , Wildrose Official Opposition said today. The private members bill is being brought forward by Wildrose Calgary-Fish Creek MLA Heather Forsyth and is expected […]

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Wildrose motion would fulfill broken PC promise on censorship

March 15th, 2014
EDMONTON, AB (March 15, 2014): The PC government should support Motion 502, which would repeal problematic speech laws contained in the Alberta Human Rights Act (AHRA), since Premier Alison Redford promised to enact similar reforms in 2011, Wildrose Justice Critic Shayne Saskiw said today. Saskiw’s motion will be debated in the Legislature on Monday. As […]

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Jansen should apologize for bullying, attack on electrical trade: Bikman

March 14th, 2014
EDMONTON, AB (March 14, 2014): Associate Minister of Family and Community Safety Sandra Jansen should immediately retract and apologize for personally aggressive and derogatory comments she made towards the electrical trade this afternoon on national television, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. Appearing on CTV Power Play, Jansen personally attacked former PC MLA Len Webber […]

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Wildrose files point of privilege on government plane use

March 12th, 2014
EDMONTON, AB (March 12, 2014): The Wildrose Official Opposition has filed a point of privilege in the Alberta Legislature today against Health Minister Fred Horne for potentially misleading the Legislature on the use of government planes yesterday. Yesterday, Wildrose revealed that Horne, Premier Alison Redford, Transportation Minister Wayne Drysdale and several senior PC staff used […]

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Redford, PC MLAs used government plane to attend PC fundraiser

March 11th, 2014
EDMONTON, AB (March 11, 2014): Premier Alison Redford and several PC MLAs and senior staff used a Government of Alberta plane to travel to and from a PC fundraiser in Grande Prairie in 2012, the Wildrose Official Opposition revealed today. According to the flight manifest, Redford, Health Minister Fred Horne, then Infrastructure Minister Wayne Drysdale […]

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McAllister, parents push for math curriculum overhaul

March 11th, 2014
EDMONTON, AB (March 11, 2014): Wildrose Education Critic Bruce McAllister today introduced Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies to the Alberta Legislature and joined her in calling for an overhaul of the math curriculum to ensure students once again master the fundamentals of mathematics. Dr. Tran-Davies is a Calmar parent who has spearheaded a petition with nearly 10,000 […]

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Budget 2014: Doubling Down on Debt

March 6th, 2014
BUDGET 2014: DOUBLING DOWN ON DEBT EDMONTON, AB (March 6, 2014): Budget 2014 confirms the PC government remains steadfast on the path of growing Alberta’s total debt load, saddling taxpayers with hundreds of millions of dollars in interest payments and further jeopardizing the delivery of core services, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. Despite revenues […]

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Slave Lake experiment exposes flaws in Premier's family care clinic model

March 4th, 2014
The abrupt resignation of 4 physicians and deteriorating situation at the Slave Lake Family Care Clinic should serve as a warning to Albertans, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. In 2012, one of three pilot Family Care Clinics was established in Slave Lake, composed of 7 physicians. Since then, the community has lost 4 of […]

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Throne speech doesn't deliver for Albertans

March 3rd, 2014
EDMONTON, AB (March 3, 2014): Wildrose Official Opposition Leader Danielle Smith released the following statement on today’s Speech From the Throne: “Today’s throne speech was an opportunity for Premier Alison Redford and her PC government to hit the reset button on several fronts and lay out a positive and achievable vision for Alberta’s future. Instead, she […]

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Wildrose stand with Battle River students and parents

February 28th, 2014
CHESTERMERE, AB (February 28, 2014): The Wildrose Official Opposition continues to stand with the demands of students across Alberta for the right to fair and transparent grading. Yesterday, Wildrose Education Critic Bruce McAllister applauded the Battle River School Division for reversing its decision with regard to its high-school student assessment policy.  It appears the congratulations […]

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Wildrose supports strengthening Health Information Act recommendation

February 28th, 2014
CALGARY, AB (FEBRUARY  28, 2014): Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsyth made the following statement in response to the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s request that the Alberta government consider amending Alberta’s Health Information Act to include mandatory breach reporting and notification provisions. “Wildrose supports the findings of Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton to amend the […]

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Anderson statement on Redford's $9,200 Palm Springs flight

February 28th, 2014
AIRDRIE, AB (February 28, 2014): Wildrose Finance Critic Rob Anderson released the following statement today on Premier Alison Redford’s $9,200 flight from Palm Springs to Calgary: “Albertans are understandably upset about the Premier’s misuse of taxpayer dollars in flying herself and an assistant to South Africa for $45,000 when it cost her counterpart in Nova […]

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