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Alberta Party Concerned About Implementation of MacKinnon Report

Today's MacKinnon Report released by Premier Kenney and the UCP Government continues to highlight a fiscal reality we are all facing, one at odds with the spending of our governments. 

Today, Albertans were told that they will have to shoulder the burden that both Conservative and NDP governments created.

If the government chooses to implement all of the report’s recommendations they will be placing short-term financial stability above the health and well-being of Albertans' future prosperity. Balanced budgets and reducing our debt are important to that future, but doing them on the backs of frontline services, post-secondary students or young families will not grow our human capital for the economy of tomorrow. 


Premier Kenney and His Team Have Made It Clear

Premier Kenney and his team have made it clear: they do not want to see provincial debt offloaded onto future generations. The Alberta Party agrees. However, we also wonder why Premier Kenney is exacting such a high cost on Alberta’s kids.

Alberta is filled with brilliant, hard-working young people. They are preparing for their future. And whether they become entrepreneurs, parents, tradespeople, inventors, or anything else, their education is a necessity. Alberta can’t afford to shortchange it. Yet, that is exactly what this government is doing. Again and again.

Here are three ways Alberta students are being left behind:


Natural Gas Curtailment Needed

The Alberta Party calls on the Alberta government to respond to industry requests and curtail natural gas production. The Alberta government should produce a long-term natural gas strategy that recognizes the low-price environment and the recent Supreme Court Redwater decision. Any government action to help producers with low and volatile prices must produce a transparent assessment of the impact to consumers and producers.

 

July 22, 2019 – Edmonton, AB – The Alberta Party announces a policy to curtail natural gas production to deal with low prices.  Communications Chair Jennifer Metituk:

 

“Alberta’s continued inability to get our products to market is hurting our economy. Our  natural gas producers are being hurt by limited transport opportunities. The Alberta Party calls on the UCP to institute a short-term, transparent curtailment program to protect our producers and consumers. Without a long-term natural gas strategy, Albertans will continue to be subject to economic uncertainty, hurting our economy and our families.”

 

“The Alberta Party was the first party to call for oil curtailment to reduce the price differential faced by our oil and gas producers. It worked. The Alberta Party continues to call for pragmatic policies that will help Alberta’s producers and families.”

 

The Alberta Party supports the natural gas industry, but not at the expense of consumers. The Alberta government should institute a short-term curtailment program, but must be transparent about the costs to consumers and producers. The program should be for the good of all Albertans, not just industry.

 

Media Enquiries

comms@albertaparty.ca


Alberta Party leader Stephen Mandel steps down to pursue his role as Chancellor at Concordia University.

Press Release 

For Immediate Release

Alberta Party leader Stephen Mandel steps down to pursue his role as Chancellor at Concordia University.

June 28, 2019 -Edmonton, AB- After serving as Alberta Party leader for 15 months, Stephen Mandel will resign as of June 30. Mandel plans to continue to assist the party as it builds towards the next election.


TMX Pipeline Approval First Step Forward

The Alberta Party is encouraged to see the approval of the TMX Pipeline Expansion today by the Federal cabinet. This is the first of many steps that are needed to bring our petroleum products to the global market. The Alberta Party, along with the majority Albertans, have been in strong support of the responsible development of more pipelines, as well as exploring other routes and methods to get global access for our products.

Albertans, and Canadians, in general, can celebrate today but also need to keep the pressure on all levels of government to continue moving this project forward as quickly and safely as possible to get our oil and gas industry back to work.

The commitment towards green energy shows the support of the future of renewable energy.

For more information about the Alberta Party proposals for exploring other methods of getting our energy to market links are below

Refining and Petrochemical Development

Alberta Alaska Railway Corridor

 

Questions can be directed to communications@albertaparty.ca


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