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EDMONTON, AB (November 27, 2013): Today, Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsyth, former Minister of Children’s Services, spoke on the need for a public inquiry surrounding the number of children who have died while under the province’s care that have gone unreported.
EDMONTON, AB (November 26, 2013): Despite projected record revenues for 2013-14 and false optimism from Finance Minister Doug Horner, the PC government continues to blow through savings and rack up debt and deficits, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. After releasing the second quarter fiscal update today, Horner said Alberta’s finances have “turned a corner.” […]
EDMONTON, AB (November 25, 2013): Albertans continue to be concerned by the news that the government systematically underreported the deaths of children in the care of the government between 1999 and 2013. Despite Wildrose’s appeal to hold a public inquiry into this tragic issue, the Redford PCs have so far refused. When asked by the […]
EDMONTON, AB (November 25, 2013): After disturbing revelations today about the number of children who have died while under the province’s care, the Wildrose Official Opposition is calling for a public inquiry in order to address the systemic failings that have led to so many deaths going unreported.
EDMONTON, AB (November 25, 2013): The Wildrose Official Opposition is today calling for an emergency debate in the Alberta Legislature into the dozens of unreported deaths of children in provincial care revealed this morning.
EDMONTON, AB (November 21, 2013): The sole-sourced P3 deal announced yesterday to build 19 new schools across Alberta is a reckless and fiscally irresponsible decision that could jeopardize the completion of the projects, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.
EDMONTON, AB (November 21, 2013): While executives at the University of Calgary have $8 million to spend on office renovations for senior executives, a fifty year old kitchen at the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) infested with mould and asbestos and facing public health citations continues to be ignored by the PC government, Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsyth said today.
EDMONTON, AB (November 20, 2013): New legislation put forward by Wildrose Finance Critic Rob Anderson calls for the government to put an end to bloated severance packages and bonuses handed out to health and government executives by the PC government.
EDMONTON, AB (November 20, 2013): Today, Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsyth slammed Health Minister Fred Horne for defending the re-appointment of Don Sieben as Chair of the AHS Audit and Finance Committee that oversees the $10 billion AHS budget.
EDMONTON, AB (November 20, 2013): Today, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith made the following statement in the Legislature regarding parliamentary traditions when it comes to the Speaker’s role and Question Period:
EDMONTON, AB (November 19, 2013): Earlier this month, AHS Official Administrator John Cowell quietly announced the return of Don Siben to chair the committee responsible for the $10 billion AHS budget, Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsyth said today. Siben was chair of the AHS audit and finance committee when the Auditor General slammed the embattled […]
EDMONTON, AB (November 19, 2013): Today, the Wildrose Official Opposition called on Premier Alison Redford to come clean on who gave the order to put in place dozens of billboards in PC Party colours across the province and the full costs of developing and installing the signage. The billboards were put in place on the […]
EDMONTON, AB (NOVEMBER 19, 2013): After two years of difficult contract negotiations, Strathmore-Brooks MLA Jason Hale is pleased to see Wheatland and District Emergency Medical Services Association sign a contract with Alberta Health Services. “I would like to thank WADEMSA for all the hard work they put into securing this contract to continue provide outstanding […]
EDMONTON, AB (November 18, 2013): The new Seniors’ Advocate announced today fails to meet the growing demands facing seniors in our province because the government did not make it an independent office, Wildrose Seniors Critic Kerry Towle said today. The new Seniors’ Advocate, along with a new Health Advocate, will both directly report to the […]
Anglin urges assembly to review out-of-country care after patients left out in the cold by broken system
EDMONTON, AB (November 18, 2013): Today, Wildrose MLA Joe Anglin is putting forward Motion 515 to review decisions made by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan and the Out-of-Country Health Services Committee (OOCHSC) to ensure patients who require treatment are not left out in the cold. The OOHSC, “considers applications funding of insured medical, oral […]
EDMONTON, AB (November 18, 2013): Today, Wildrose Official Opposition Infrastructure and Transportation Critic Drew Barnes released A Better Way to Build Alberta, a report outlining a better way to build and maintain infrastructure in Alberta. The report follows on the heels of a seven-day, province-wide tour to consult with stakeholders on provincial and regional infrastructure priorities.
EDMONTON, AB (November 14, 2013): After weeks of questioning from Wildrose MLAs, Health Minister Fred Horne refuses to admit rural ambulance wait times are putting patients at risk and fix his broken ambulance dispatch scheme, Wildrose MLA Pat Stier said today.
EDMONTON, AB (November 13, 2013): After first claiming her ministry has done nothing wrong, Environment Minister Diana McQueen flip-flopped and announced that this PC government will not appeal Justice Richard Marceau’s ruling, Wildrose Environment Critic Joe Anglin said today. In October, Justice Richard Marceau ruled that top Alberta Environment officials violated the fundamental principles of […]
CALGARY, AB (November 13, 2013): News of a patient suffering with two shattered ankles waiting for surgery in Red Deer is another example of a broken health care system that is failing patients across the province, Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsyth said today.
EDMONTON, AB (November 13, 2013): Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths, in his speech to the annual Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) convention this morning, has backtracked on some heavy handed elements of his government’s proposed Bill 28 the Municipal Governance Act, while leaving many questions about the Bill unanswered, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today.