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19 November 2016

Pat Cochrane's speech - Centre Together

CALGARY, AB - November 19, 2016

Good morning. We are certainly living in interesting times in regard to politics and democracy – and that may be an understatement. We see and hear so much suspicion, distrust, anger, divisions, and polarization. There seems to be an inability for people to listen, to hear each other, to recognize other people’s values and views. To see what we have in common and to move forward together. Politics right now seems to be about asking people to choose a side, right or left, those are the only options presented. The AP stands in the centre and I am here to say that we are a very fine option indeed.

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19 November 2016

Greg Clark's speech - Centre Together

CALGARY, AB - November 19, 2016

Thank you and Greetings -

Alberta is a special place and Albertans are a special people. 

Albertans think big. Albertans act bold. 

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09 September 2016

Alberta Party Opposition analysis finds Balancing Pool facing bankruptcy by the end of the year

EDMONTON, AB - September 9, 2016 - Using publicly available information the Alberta Party Opposition has calculated that the Balancing Pool will be out of money by the end of this year.

“The NDP were unprepared for the impact of their climate change plan would bring and it’s Albertans, through the Balancing Pool, that will pay the price,” said Clark.  “The government is trying to hide their ineptitude through an ill-considered lawsuit, drawing out the process, handcuffing the Balancing Pool and causing greater harm to both industry and everyday Albertans.

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08 September 2016

Clark and top Alberta entrepreneur call for immediate implementation of investor tax credit

EDMONTON, AB - September 8, 2016 – The Investor Tax Credit should be implemented immediately to unlock investment in Alberta companies, says Alberta Party Opposition leader Greg Clark and award-winning Alberta entrepreneur Stewart Thompson.

“Not only should the tax credit be implemented retroactive to September 1, 2016, it should be broad-based to enable Alberta companies of all kinds to attract investment and create badly-needed jobs,” said Clark.

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23 August 2016

Clark says NDP’s poor choices to blame for record deficit

CALGARY, AB - August 23, 2016 - Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark says the lack of fiscal discipline shown by the NDP puts Alberta at risk and is calling on the government to take swift action to avoid a fiscal crisis.

“NDP policies are making a bad situation much worse,” said Clark. “Despite big corporate tax increases Alberta’s tax revenues are way down, and will continue to drop because the NDs have done nothing to create a positive investment climate. In fact, they’ve done the opposite. Attacks on business like the PPA lawsuit scare off potential investors and send a message that Alberta is not a safe or stable place to invest.

“I call on the NDs to move up the planned investor tax credit from January 1, 2017 to September 1, 2016, and to make it broad-based,” said Clark. “The delay rolling out the tax credit and the uncertainty over its’ scope has frozen capital. It’s one simple thing the NDs can do to stimulate investment rather than scaring it off.”

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07 June 2016

Clark supports principle of a carbon tax, but not ND carbon tax

EDMONTON, AB - June 7, 2016 - Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark has released the following statement after significant debate on Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Plan.

“The Alberta Party supports a price on carbon as part of a responsible environmental and innovation policy,” said Clark. “However, I couldn't support the NDs version of a carbon tax.”

Clark has deep concerns with the lack of revenue neutrality in the NDP plan, and the complete lack of details about how they plan to spend the billions generated by the tax.  

“The principle of a carbon tax, done properly, makes a lot of sense,” argued Clark. “Increasing the price of something we don't want (carbon emissions) changes behaviour and creates a business environment where Alberta companies can innovate.

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