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18 December 2015

Alberta Set to Suffer Consequences of NDP Poor Financial Management

EDMONTON, AB - December 18, 2015 - Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark has serious concerns about Alberta’s financial future following S&P credit rating downgrade.

“We saw this coming,” said Clark. “This exact situation is why I asked the Minister of Finance multiple times if they had prepared a sensitivity analysis regarding a credit rating downgrade.

On Friday, S&P downgraded Alberta's credit rating from AAA to AA+, citing decreasing oil prices and poor budgetary performance.

 

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18 December 2015

Clark dismayed at NDP unwillingness to consult on democratic institutions

EDMONTON, AB - December 18, 2015 - Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark is frustrated at the NDP Government’s unwillingness to talk with Albertans about important issues in the province. 

“The NDP used their majority to vote down my motion to consult Albertans in person and online,” said Clark. “An ad in a paper is no replacement for town halls and direct meetings to properly engage Albertans. This would have been a first step to truly engaging in a province-wide debate about the state of democracy in Alberta. Instead they once again chose to limit access to real, substantive consultation.

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17 December 2015

Clark calls on NDP to consult Albertans on Elections and Ethics changes

EDMONTON, AB - December 17, 2015 - Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark is calling on the NDP to undertake a comprehensive consultation process on changes to Alberta’s elections and ethics rules. Clark’s motion to consult Albertans has been put off twice by the NDP majority on the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee and is on the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting.

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11 December 2015

Alberta Party Opposition releases end of session highlights

CALGARY, AB - December 10, 2015 - Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark has released the following highlights of the Fall 2015 Session.

 “I’m proud of our accomplishments this session, and I think that Albertans have seen us as a voice of reason in the house. We are the only party that chooses to propose ideas, not just oppose the government. I believe that opposition members should seek to contribute new ideas, and provide insight into what they themselves would do, rather than only providing criticism without contribution.

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09 December 2015

Floodway buyout demolitions an important step on the road to recovery

EDMONTON, AB - December 9, 2015 - Although disappointed it wasn’t possible to resell homes purchased under the floodway buyout program, today’s announcement is another step on the long road to recovery for Calgarians still recovering from the 2013 flood, says Alberta Party leader and Calgary-Elbow MLA Greg Clark.

“I met with Minister Larivee and I’m satisfied and I take her at her word that it wasn’t possible to resell the homes, even those that suffered relative minor damage or were repaired by their previous owner,” said Clark. “I look forward to the consultation in January to seek community input on the immediate and long-term future for the land.”

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22 November 2015

Greg Clark reacts to Climate Plan

EDMONTON, AB - November 22, 2015 - Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark is broadly supportive of the ND climate plan and calls on the government to use this strategy to unapologetically promote market access for Alberta industry.

 “There are a number of similarities between this report and our plan Alberta’s Contribution: The Alberta Party Climate Change Strategy, and I am pleased to see they’ve adopted a number of strategies we recommended,” said Clark. 

“That said, I am concerned about the scale of the carbon price and the fact the plan is not truly revenue neutral – it still comes at a cost to the average Albertan. I would have liked to see tax cuts, but support the investment in R&D and green technology.”  

 

 

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