Category: Elections

  • Building our Towns, Cities and Municipal Districts: Wildrose Reveals Details of 10/10 MSI Plan

    Building our Towns, Cities and Municipal Districts: Wildrose Reveals Details of 10/10 MSI Plan

      FORT McMURRAY, AB – The Wildrose’s popular 10/10 MSI Plan will provide predictable, sustainable, direct funding for Alberta’s cities, towns and municipal districts, while it allocates new funding for important regional projects, the Wildrose said Sunday. The 10/10 MSI Plan would guarantee 10 per cent of provincial tax revenue and 10 per cent of budget surpluses go to […]

  • Standing Up For Families: Wildrose Would Scrap Mandatory School Fees

    Standing Up For Families: Wildrose Would Scrap Mandatory School Fees

      EDMONTON, AB – A Wildrose government would put an end to the nickel-and-diming of parents every September by scrapping mandatory school fees in all public, Catholic, and public charter schools, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean announced today. “There shouldn’t be a surcharge on public education. No parent should have to take out their chequebook to […]

  • Alberta PCs Protecting Jobs in Agriculture

    Alberta PCs Protecting Jobs in Agriculture

    Verlyn Olson, PC Candidate for Wetaskiwin-Camrose, shares how the Prentice Plan will encourage and support the growth of Alberta’s agricultural industry. By Verlyn Olson, PC Candidate for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Growing up in Camrose, I was raised with a healthy respect for the land and the importance of the agriculture sector. Today, my wife and I live […]

  • Laurie Blakeman is Green Party candidate in Edmonton-Centre

    Laurie Blakeman is Green Party candidate in Edmonton-Centre

    By Janet Keeping Laurie is a courageous, hard-working and effective MLA.  She supports the six principles of the global Green movement – sustainability, respect for diversity, social justice, ecological wisdom, participatory democracy and non-violence.  Her long-term commitment to social justice has been especially obvious in her recent successful campaign to ensure Gay-Straight Alliances are available […]

  • Dr. David Swann Proposes 5 Point Plan to Fix Healthcare

    Dr. David Swann Proposes 5 Point Plan to Fix Healthcare

    EDMONTON, AB – (This week) Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann announced a five-point plan to fix health care. The Liberal plan is specifically designed to fix the health care system’s most pressing problems: EXPAND HOME CARE AND LONG-TERM CARE Problem: Without access to home care and long-term care, many seniors turn to hospital emergency rooms […]

  • Alberta PCs ~ Protecting Jobs: Oil & Gas Industry

    Alberta PCs ~ Protecting Jobs: Oil & Gas Industry

    Fort McMurray-Conklin PC Candidate, Don Scott outlines how the Prentice Plan will protect Alberta jobs in the oil and gas industry. By Don Scott, PC Candidate Fort McMurray-Conklin As a longtime Fort McMurray resident, I know firsthand how important the oil and gas sector is to Alberta’s communities, families and economy. Managing my own law […]

  • The Alberta Party: Make government more effective and efficient by reducing the number of MLAs by 30%

    The Alberta Party: Make government more effective and efficient by reducing the number of MLAs by 30%

    By Greg Clark The Alberta Legislature is the most ineffective legislature in Canada Most of the government of Alberta’s business is done behind closed doors in cabinet or in the PC caucus room, far from public scrutiny. The Alberta Legislature also works far less than other Canadian legislatures – only PEI and Nunavut sat for fewer days […]

  • Jean Presents Clear Vision for Low Taxes and Balanced Budgets in Leaders’ Debate

      EDMONTON, AB – Wildrose Leader Brian Jean presented Alberta voters with a clear alternative for low taxes and balanced budgets against what he called the “Coalition for Higher Taxes” during (last night)’s leader’s debate. Jean contrasted the PC, NDP and Liberal plans for overspending and higher taxes on Alberta families and small businesses with […]

  • Notley takes Jim Prentice head on in Leader’s Debate

    Notley takes Jim Prentice head on in Leader’s Debate

    EDMONTON – The NDP’s Rachel Notley emerged (last night) as the clear winner of the Alberta Leadership Debate. The hour-and-a-half long debate saw Notley outline her vision of a province where health care and education are protected by asking corporations to pay their fair share. “It was obvious from the debate that Jim Prentice does […]

  • Global TV Livestream and Live Blog of the Alberta Election Leaders Debate Tonight

    Global TV Livestream and Live Blog of the Alberta Election Leaders Debate Tonight

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  • Statement on Wildrose Financial Plan

      CALGARY, AB – In response to the PCs continued attempts to justify their desperate and outlandish claims about the Wildrose Low-Tax Balanced Budget and Savings Plan, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean made the following statement: “Wildrose has been putting together alternative budgets with a transparent cash balance for years.  As in the 2012 election, our […]

  • Election 2105: Marking Earth Day, Alberta Greens call for adoption of Environmental Bill of Rights

    Election 2105: Marking Earth Day, Alberta Greens call for adoption of Environmental Bill of Rights

    By Janet Keeping On Earth Day 2015, Green Party of Alberta Leader, Janet Keeping, calls for adoption of an Environmental Bill of Rights for Alberta.  According to Keeping, “An Environmental Bill of Rights for Albertans is long, long overdue.  Alberta’s ecosystems and wildlife habitat have been nickle-and-dimed nearly to death. It’s time Albertans had stronger […]

  • REALITY CHECK: Prentice ABC Promise Heavy on Rhetoric, Light on Details

    REALITY CHECK: Prentice ABC Promise Heavy on Rhetoric, Light on Details

      EDMONTON, AB – Last week, after facing steep criticism for protecting ABCs from salary disclosure rules and increasing spending while raising the largest tax increase in Alberta’s history, Jim Prentice stumbled out another dithering policy prescription to reduce ABCs by 25 per cent. Now, he needs to be straightforward with Albertans, and say which […]

  • REALITY CHECK: NDP Welcomes PC Change of Heart

    REALITY CHECK: NDP Welcomes PC Change of Heart

    It seems one PC candidate finally started to listen to Albertans on the issue of corporate tax giveaways. While Jim Prentice is working overtime to protect the PCs’ corporate tax breaks, his candidate and former Deputy Premier, Thomas Lukaszuk, says that after the election he would look at increasing corporate taxes. Lukaszuk’s position was reported […]

  • What Foothills Residents Need to Know to Vote in the Alberta Election

    What Foothills Residents Need to Know to Vote in the Alberta Election

      You are eligible to vote in the Provincial General Election if you live within the electoral division and you: are 18 years of age or older on Voting Day, are a Canadian citizen, and have been ordinarily resident in Alberta for the six months immediately preceding Voting Day. Livingstone-Macleod Riding Livingstone-Macleod Candidates: Alida Hess […]