22 November 2015
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.”
18 November 2015
Edmonton (November 18, 2015) – Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark released his Climate Change plan as an alternative to the forthcoming NDP Climate Change document.
“Alberta must do its part to address climate change,” said Clark. “Our policy focuses on market-based innovation driven by Alberta entrepreneurs. Alberta’s contribution to the fight against climate change comes from creating technologies that will help diversify our economy and allow Alberta to continue to grow production from the oil sands and conventional sources.”
The full document is available here.
11 November 2015
CALGARY, AB - November 11, 2015 - Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark issued the following statement on the occasion of Remembrance Day:
“Today is a day in which all Canadians gather to remember the sacrifices made by the men and women who have given their lives serving their country. By knowing our history, by remembering, we can better understand who we are today, how our freedom was earned, and we can honour the sacrifices made by so many, past and present, to preserve that freedom.
05 November 2015
EDMONTON, AB - November 2, 2015 - Alberta Party Caucus leader Greg Clark continues to have questions about the Job Creation Incentive Program.
“This program hasn’t been thought through,” said Clark. “I was happy to see an answer to my previous question regarding potential for double dipping. As that was well-received by the Minister, I have a few more questions.”
Here are Greg's five questions about the “job creation” grant:
03 November 2015
EDMONTON, AB - November 3, 2015 - Finance Minister Joe Ceci’s admission that the ND government hasn’t considered the risk of increased borrowing costs from a credit downgrade are shocking and irresponsible, says Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark.
“Minister Ceci’s admission in response to my question in Estimates about basic financial risk management comes as a surprise,” said Clark. “When the province is undertaking a historic borrowing program it’s essential they consider the impact a credit downgrade would have on Alberta’s ability to repay our debts.
28 October 2015
EDMONTON, AB - October 28, 2015 - Alberta Party Caucus leader Greg Clark released his alternative to the NDP 2015/2016 Budget.
The Alberta Party alternative budget is available here.
“There is very little point in releasing only criticism,” said Clark. “As opposition it’s important we offer clear alternatives and that’s exactly what we’ve done.
The Alberta Party Caucus would balance the budget in fiscal 2018/19 by controlling operational costs while investing in badly-needed infrastructure and providing the front-line services Albertans need.