December 7, 2018 (Edmonton) – The Alberta Party is asking Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to deliver a message to Eastern Canada at the start of tomorrow’s First Ministers Conference in Montreal: “Stop Eastern Canada from giving preferential treatment to foreign oil from ethically-questionable foreign regimes with dubious human rights records – or pay the price.”
“While today’s decision by the government to mandate a cut in production for Alberta oil producers is the correct decision, it comes far too late to save the winter drilling season and the $80 million dollars a day that has been lost in revenue as a result of this foot-dragging,” said Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel.
If you have been following this session of the legislature, you know that the Alberta Party Caucus has been punching above its weight on the issues that matter to Albertans.
Our caucus worked hard to hold the government to account on why performance measures continue to slide in healthcare, despite record levels of spending.
We were the first to propose production cuts to address the growing price differential for our energy products, and this week continued to lead the charge demanding the government take action.
Our caucus knows that Albertans want solutions instead of constant bickering, and we will continue to lead the way in pressing for solutions.
November 28, 2018 (Edmonton) – Eleven days after MLA and Alberta Party Energy Critic Greg Clark first called for mandatory production cuts in Alberta’s oil sector, more and more people are coming to a consensus that it is the right option.
“I was certainly pleased to see the leader of the official opposition join our caucus in calling for mandatory production cuts” said MLA Clark.
“I wish that the urgency of the situation had been clear to other opposition parties when I first called for cuts, but now that they have come around I hope our combined call for action will get through to the government.”
“We need action as soon as possible, before any more damage is done to our economy.”
Greg Clark and the rest of the Alberta Party Caucus will continue to lead the way in the legislature and deliver value for Albertans.
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Director of Communications
Last night, the NDP and UCP colluded to prevent the opportunity to debate on the composition of legislature committees. The committees that oversee budgets for independent MLAs and smaller parties should have diverse representation and they are blocking that from happening.
In a representative democracy, it’s important that all elected representatives have the opportunity to be at the table, and it is fundamentally wrong to silence the voices of the citizens we represent.