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02 September 2015

Clark urges government to hold more climate change consultations, questions why consultation RFP cancelled

CALGARY, AB - September 2, 2015 - More Albertans deserve an opportunity to have their say on Alberta’s climate change strategy, says Alberta Party leader Greg Clark.

“Last night’s consultation in Calgary drew over 400 people and I expect today’s event in Edmonton will be similar,” said Clark. “It’s unfortunate that Albertans from other parts of the province won’t have the same opportunity.”

Clark called on the province to expand the process to include consultations in Fort McMurray, Grade Prairie, Red Deer and Lethbridge, as was apparently the original plan.

“The province issued an RFP earlier this summer for a more large-scale consultation that included these cities,” said Clark. “In addition to hearing from people in these cities it would also give rural Albertans near each centre more opportunity to have their say.

 

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31 August 2015

Clark calls on NDP to recall Legislature, implement hiring and wage freeze

CALGARY, AB - August 31, 2015 – The ND government must recall the Legislature and present a budget to show Albertans how they plan to address the fiscal crisis, says Alberta Party leader Greg Clark.

“Albertans need their government to earn their paycheques and do their jobs,” said Clark. “The NDs need to come in off the federal campaign trail and show Albertans a clear path out of the fiscal crisis our province finds ourselves in.”

Clark called on the government to immediately implement a public sector hiring and wage freeze.

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30 August 2015

Week in Review - August 30, 2015

This week the province unveiled the Royalty Review panelists and their terms of reference. In this low price environment there is always a risk when talking about policies that will impact Alberta’s energy industry but at the same time, conducting regular reviews of Alberta’s royalties is an important means to ensure Albertans have faith that we, as owners of the resource, are getting a fair return.

The panelists chosen are true experts in the field and the terms of reference seem balanced and reasonable. I’m also pleased to see that any changes won’t be phased in until 2017 (and I’m also reassured by Chair Dave Mowat’s reminder that this is a royalty review, not necessarily a royalty increase).

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28 August 2015

Clark sees potential positives for Alberta following announcement of Royalty Review Panel

Calgary, AB - August 28, 2015 - Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark is cautiously optimistic following the Minister of Energy’s press conference on the upcoming Royalty Review and the announcement of the full panel. 

 "It's a very capable group. I've said from the beginning that when I disagree with the government I'll offer alternatives, and when I agree I'll say so," said Clark. "This is a case where I like the team they've chosen."

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21 August 2015

Week in Review – August 21, 2015: What do you think about CalgaryNEXT?

The big story this week is the proposed CalgaryNEXT sports complex. The project is an ambitious plan to clean up an under-used part of downtown and transform it into a vibrant sports hub, providing not only a new home for the Flames and Stampeders but also building badly needed public recreational infrastructure.

Which all sounds great, but it comes at a cost. An $890 million dollar cost to be exact.

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14 August 2015

Week in Review - August 14, 2015

It was another busy week of meetings and advocacy. First and foremost I want to reiterate what an honour it is to be an MLA. It gives me the opportunity to stand up for Albertans and to help shape the future of this great province. Alberta was built by people who tirelessly gave back to their communities and to be considered even a small part of that really is a privilege.

This week had a focus on education. I was invited by the Calgary Board of Education to spend the afternoon mentoring a group of teachers who took time out of their summer holiday to help design new teaching strategies for high needs kids. Some of the ideas discussed were truly revolutionary, simple and cost-effective and I’m hopeful will have a positive impact in the classroom. I look forward to keeping in touch and hearing how things go through the school year.

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