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Just the Facts: Redford Wrong On Wildrose Policy… Again

At a Calgary Herald Editorial Board meeting today, Redford made false comments about Wildrose policy. She wrongly said that "the Wildrose promise to explore options such as a provincial police force to replace the RCMP and a provincial Alberta Pension Plan to replace the Canada Pension Plan." 

( Here are the factsPC claim: That Wildrose does not support the RCMP. FACT: Wildrose's Alternative Budget ( calls for the hiring more police- in all forces, including the RCMP - and is committed to honoring the 20 year contract currently in place. FACT: Nowhere does the Wildrose policy book suggest that Wildrose is even considering replacing the RCMP, and we have no plans to do so. FACT: Ted Morton, PC Minister for Energy, has called for Alberta to have its own police force for a number of years. "While I have a great deal of respect for the RCMP, I think that Albertans will receive more effective law enforcement from a police force that reports to Edmonton rather than Regina and Ottawa," said Morton. "In communities I represent, parents are concerned that the RCMP too often leaves local dealers on the street in their attempt to arrest sources higher up the supply chain," said Morton.” "Citing concern for what he called a lack of response, leadership contender Ted Morton said that Alberta should establish its own provincial force when the RCMP's contract expires in 2012." ( c7bd-4956-a816-5ade5a0fd5f7) FACT: Wildrose very much values the great service and sacrifice all men and women in uniform provide, including the RCMP.   PC claim: Exploring whether a provincial pension plan would in fact produce a greater return for older Albertans is wrong. FACT: Wildrose is committed to always putting Albertans first. If this means that a provincial plan is the best way to ensure older Albertans have better returns and provide stability to those still in the workforce, then of course Wildrose will consider it ( Wildrose stands for free enterprise, less government, increased personal freedom, and democracy.