Our caucus is wishing all Albertans a safe and happy holiday season.
With things in Edmonton slowing down in preparation for Christmas, our MLAs took some time to share Christmas and holiday greetings.
For our last newsletter of the year, we would also like to take some time to thank all of our supporters. The work we do in the legislature is done on your behalf, and we couldn't do it without you.
We will return in the new year to keep you up to date on what our caucus is up to, but until then, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Alberta Party Caucus.
December 11, 2018 (Edmonton) – “Today’s announcement by Rachel Notley’s NDP about pursuing an expression of interest in the development of a new Alberta refinery is yet another example of this government’s indecision and reactivity,” said Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel.
“We already have a made in Alberta plan ready to deploy. Phase 2 and 3 expansions of the North West Refinery have the necessary regulatory approvals, are construction ready, and incorporate carbon capture – helping to reduce the environmental impact of upgrading our resources.
“It’s naïve to believe that with the increasingly restrictive regulatory burden the Province and Federal Government have created that this can be done quickly. Expansion of North West Refinery could be online within five years, where the Notley NDP plan announced today would take at least a decade to see a refinery come online.
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In question period MLA Greg Clark asks the Health Minister about the ballooning costs of bringing Lab Services in house.
"The NDP have failed to focus the healthcare system on its core Business. That is delivering patient care. First it was bringing laundry services in house. at great expense then they decided to take over the proficient and professional outsourced Lab services."
"Management positions within AHS will expand significantly. Labs are brought back in house. Why are we increasing administration at a time when Dlbertans are demanding that we save. "
Of the 6,218 positions listed the Minister was unable to report how many were new or exsisting position."
"The NDP continue to solve a problem we don't have,. Adding thousands of management in an already top heavy system."
MLA Karen McPherson speaks to the supports needed by the government and the work that needs to be done for sexual assault survivors.