EDMONTON, AB (February 21, 2012): The government has ignored the advice the Property Rights Task Force received from landowners across Alberta to repeal Bills 19, 24, 36 and 50 and has failed to do anything to improve property rights in Alberta, Wildrose Deputy Leader Paul Hinman said today.
Despite numerous reports of attendees at task force hearings calling for the four land bills to be repealed – including a spontaneous “repeal the bills” chant in Westlock – the government’s response to the task force’s report completely ignores these calls. Instead, it contains an empty and meaningless promise to “improve engagement.” “Given that you’re clearly going to keep ignoring landowners who overwhelmingly want you to repeal these bills, will you at least apologize to landowners for wasting their time and taxpayers for wasting their money with this utter sham of a Task Force,” Hinman asked in Question Period today. The Wildrose is committed to repealing Bills 19, 24, 36 and 50 and entrenching more meaningful protection of property rights in the Alberta Bill of Rights. The Wildrose Caucus stands for free enterprise, less government, increased personal freedom and democracy.