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15 April 2016

Alberta Party shadow budget balances in four years, avoids big cuts, engages public service to find cost savings

EDMONTON, AB - April 15, 2016 - There is a better way to balance the budget that doesn’t burden future generations with unsustainable debt loads while still investing in infrastructure and preserving front-line services, says Alberta Party leader Greg Clark.

The detailed Alberta Party shadow budget can be found here.

"Alberta’s budget crisis means the government needs to make responsible choices," said Clark. “Unfortunately the NDP took the easy way out by putting off hard decisions into the future, and we know Wildrose would make major cuts that would impact front-line public services.

“I think there’s a better way.”

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14 April 2016

Budget 2016 Puts Alberta’s Future at Risk

EDMONTON, AB - April 14, 2016 - The NDP budget sets Alberta up for serious cutbacks and financial pain in the near future, says Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark.

“I’m beyond being angry, I’m worried,” said Clark. “I worry the NDs don’t understand the real magnitude of the situation. They’ve used inflated energy price forecasts but will still run deficits over $10 billion for two years running, and have no plan to balance. What if they’re wrong? What if energy doesn’t recover to the levels the NDs expect?

“It’s beyond irresponsible, it’s negligent.”

Clark said the NDs need to focus on must-have priorities and deliver those services cost-effectively.

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24 March 2016

Clark says lack of ND plan to balance budget irresponsible

CALGARY, AB - March 24, 2016 - The admission that the NDs have no plan to balance Alberta’s budget is an abdication of their duty to Albertans, says Alberta Party Opposition leader Greg Clark.

"I've been concerned from the start that the NDs haven't had a plan to return to balance,” said Clark. “Joe Ceci simply confirmed what Albertans had feared: this government has had no intention and no plan to return to balanced budgets." 

Clark said the NDs need to make difficult choices to manage the cost of government.

 

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08 March 2016

Speech from the Throne a missed opportunity

EDMONTON, AB - March 8, 2016 - The NDs missed the opportunity to reassure Albertans about the economic stability of the province, says Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark.

“The NDs have absolutely no interest in a plan to get back to balance,” said Clark. “This is troubling and is certain to lead towards a credit rating downgrade.

“At this point the government cannot continue to blame the PCs for their current economic situation,” said Clark. “I am concerned about their inability to actually rein in spending, and this is the reality that their choices have led us to. The NDs need to recognize that and correct course immediately.”

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08 March 2016

Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark on International Women’s Day

EDMONTON, AB - March 8, 2016 - Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark has released the following statement on International Women’s Day:

“I am fortunate to be surrounded by strong, wonderful women in my life. My wife, my daughters, my family and friends – I could not be the person I am without the influence of these remarkable women.

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02 March 2016

Clark writes letter of support for Pacific NorthWest LNG, calls on other Alberta leaders to do the same

CALGARY, AB - March 2, 2016 - Alberta Party leader Greg Clark has written a letter of support to the Canadian Environment Assessment Agency in support of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project. 

“Projects like Pacific NorthWest LNG will be beneficial to BC, but also to Alberta and all of Canada,” said Clark. “It’s important that we stand together as Canadians to support projects that are in our national interest, even when those projects are in other provinces.”

Clark called on other Alberta provincial leaders to state their support, and to make a submission to the Agency before the March 11 deadline.

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