16 October 2014
It's not a choice between a healthy environment and a healthy economy
Alberta is blessed with a beautiful natural environment and abundant natural resources. We take pride in our land, air and water, and we are equally proud of our dynamic and innovative energy industry. Some people will tell you that we have to make a choice between a healthy environment and a healthy economy.
I believe that’s a false choice.
Under the PCs, Alberta has earned a reputation as an environmental laggard, notwithstanding the efforts of the energy industry to develop and implement cleaner technologies and techniques. That reputation has resulted in tremendous opposition to the Keystone Pipeline in the United States and the Northern Gateway Pipeline in British Columbia.
The PCs and the Wildrose have forgotten that we can’t force consumers to buy our energy, and their record speaks for itself. The greatest threat to our energy industry is not taking climate change and pollution control seriously. Only by having a reputation as a leader in environmental stewardship can we ensure market access for our resources.
We can do better for Alberta.
Read the full story and read about Greg's plan.
16 October 2014
As reported by CBC and the Calgary Herald, today the Greg Clark campaign denounced the use of fraudulent robocalls in the Calgary-Elbow byelection. Over the last week, the Clark campaign has received a number of complaints about repeated robocalls which fraudulently appear on the caller ID as being made by the Alberta Party. However, none of those calls ever originated from the Greg Clark campaign or the Alberta Party.
Please share this message with anyone you know in Calgary-Elbow and let them know that our campaign was the target of an unknown party making fraudulent robocalls in our name harassing residents in Calgary-Elbow.
15 October 2014
Greg Clark, Leader of the Alberta Party and candidate in the Calgary Elbow by-election, met with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi to discuss City Charters and Flood Policy.
“I’m very pleased that municipal issues are becoming a ballot box question in these byelections,” said Mayor Nenshi.
“We need action now to build the transit that we need, to build the housing that we need, the rec centres, and all of the other things that our big cities do,” Clark told reporters Tuesday alongside Mayor Nenshi.
14 October 2014
Greg Clark, Leader of the Alberta Party and candidate in the Calgary Elbow by-election, called on Jim Prentice and Health Minister Stephen Mandel to develop a comprehensive seniors strategy, starting with Seniors Home Care.
“We have been watching our population grow older,” says Clark. “The PC Government has watched as health needs, health capabilities and health expectations have all changed. But the PC plan hasn’t changed.”
10 October 2014
Municipalities provide most of the services that we use on a daily basis. Water, transit, recreation, fire protection, sewer, policing, roads, parks and don’t forget snow removal - and they do all this with an antiquated system of taxation that was devised in 1849. The reliance on property taxes to fund these essential services no longer works. The Provincial government has the power to create City Charters to give our big cities the tools they need to fund this much-needed infrastructure.
City Charters are most needed in Calgary and Edmonton - over 70,000 people moved to our two big cities in the last year alone. Yet the PC government constrains our two biggest municipalities with the same set of rules as a village of 50 people.
08 October 2014
Alberta Party leader Greg Clark announced that the Alberta Party raised $68,147 from July 1 to September 30, 2014 roughly 300% over the internal fundraising goal of $21,400.
“There is a new energy in Alberta,” said Clark, who is also the Alberta Party candidate in Calgary Elbow. “We have seen an enormous uptick in donations, volunteers, memberships and electoral opportunity. The third quarter of 2014 will be seen as the moment we became a vital political force in Alberta.”