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EDMONTON, AB (April 25, 2013): Justice Minister Jonathan Denis continues to mismanage Alberta’s justice system and waste taxpayer dollars after spending at least $69 million on a police integrated information system (API3) only to scrap the project in this year’s Back-in-Debt budget, Wildrose Justice Critic Shayne Saskiw said today.
EDMONTON, AB (April 25, 2013): Last night, PC MLAs united to defeat 12 Wildrose amendments to the Fiscal Management Act that would have strengthened budget accountability for Alberta taxpayers, grown the province’s savings and limited government’s ability to spend beyond its means. Wildrose Finance Critic Rob Anderson, who led the Wildrose efforts to improve the …
EDMONTON, AB (April 22, 2013): Alberta’s carbon offset market continues to short change farmers as a company identified as breaking contracts is still registered on the Environment and Sustainable Resources Development (ESRD) registry, Wildrose Environment Critic Joe Anglin said today. In November 2012, the Farmer’s Advocate Office received several complaints from farmers who used Carbon …
EDMONTON, AB (April 23, 2013): One-year ago today the Wildrose became the Official Opposition and since then has proven to be one of the strongest oppositions in Alberta’s history by fighting for balanced budgets, better health care and education and putting Albertans first.
EDMONTON, AB (April 22, 2013): Today, the Official Opposition is inviting all PC MLAs to pass Wildrose amendments that would reduce spending in corporate welfare, government bureaucracy and in government offices to ensure stable funding for the front lines. The vote on all amendments will be taking place at 9:30 p.m. seeking tens of millions …
EDMONTON, AB (April 19, 2013): Today, Wildrose Environment Critic Joe Anglin released the following statement on the recent joint announcement by the US and China on greenhouse emissions. “Our largest customer in the United States and a rising economy in China, that has increasing demand for our products, are now telling their international partners that …
EDMONTON, AB (April 18, 2013): The Wildrose Official Opposition is today calling on Premier Alison Redford and Health Minister Fred Horne to re-open the queue-jumping health inquiry led by Justice John Vertes to investigate recent cases of queue jumping by senior health officials. In Question Period today, Smith urged Redford and Horne to re-open the …
EDMONTON, AB (April 17, 2013): Alison Tonge, a former Alberta Health Services senior executive, charged treatments at a private diagnostic imaging clinic to Alberta taxpayers in 2012 and had the expense claim approved by current AHS President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Chris Eagle, the Wildrose Official Opposition revealed today. Documents obtained through a Freedom …
EDMONTON, AB (April 16, 2013): Wildrose Official Opposition MLA Kerry Towle continued to pressure the government to ensure fairness in the health care system today in Question Period. Both today and Monday, Towle relayed examples of Albertans who have been denied reimbursement for critical health care services in contrast to AHS executives who have been reimbursed by taxpayers to jump the queue and receive private care.
EDMONTON, AB (April 16, 2013): Health Minister Fred Horne’s contentious new generic drug regime continues to result in high generic drug prices for Albertans, Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsyth said today.
EDMONTON, AB (April 16, 2013): A former health executive’s taxpayer-funded private treatment at the Mayo Clinic in the United States is proof that the ongoing health expenses and queue jumping scandals are linked, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.
EDMONTON, AB (April 15, 2013): PC CLAIM: Responding to questions from Wildrose Official Opposition Leader Danielle Smith on what appear to be private medical expenses for a visit to the Mayo Clinic by a former senior health executive, Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk said, “Travel for executives is not unusual… what is unusual Mr. Speaker is …
EDMONTON, AB (April 15, 2013): Today, Wildrose MLA Rob Anderson joined Dani Polsom, a victim of an Airdrie sexual assault case that was thrown out due to court delays, along with her family and friends to present a petition to the Alberta government that urges further reforms to the Alberta Justice system to protect future …
EDMONTON, AB (April 15, 2013): The Wildrose Official Opposition is calling for answers after uncovering an apparent instance of a health executive expensing medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. According to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information request, Wildrose discovered that Michele Lahey, the former Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for …
EDMONTON, AB (April 14, 2013): Today, Wildrose Official Opposition Leader Danielle Smith released the following statement recognizing the celebration of Vaisakhi. “Sikhs in Alberta and across the world are celebrating Vaisakhi. “Vaisakhi recognizes the same day in 1699 when Guru Gobind Singh Ji founded what has become today’s global Sikh community. “Our Sikh community across …
AIRDRIE, AB (April 12, 2013): After the Justice system failed an Airdrie sex assault victim, today’s completed review into her case by Alberta Justice is a good first step to protect future victims of serious crimes, but there is more work to be done, Wildrose Airdrie MLA Rob Anderson said today. The Alberta Justice Review …
CALGARY, AB (April 12, 2013): Today’s reversal by Alberta Health Services on its thoughtless and disrespectful cancellation of discounted hospital parking rates for veterans in Calgary is a victory for veterans and their families, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.
CALGARY, AB (April 12, 2013): The Wildrose Official Opposition is calling for answers after the ERCB reported a production outage affecting core technologies overseeing the energy industry.
EDMONTON, AB (April 11, 2013): The PC government should reinstate $200,000 in funding for a Calgary charity that operates a safe house for women escaping prostitution after the PC government eliminated it in Budget 2013, Wildrose MLA Rob Anderson said today.
EDMONTON, AB (April 11, 2013): PC CLAIM: Responding to a question from Liberal Leader Raj Sherman, Premier Alison Redford said, “We have been… keeping spending at zero, which is more than any other party in the opposition suggested.” FACT: The Wildrose Financial Recovery Plan outlines how the Wildrose would reduce government spending by a further …