From The Opposition

UCP: Read the fine print on NDP debt

May 23, 2018 - 6:04am Updated: May 25, 2018 - 9:01am

From predatory lending agreements to unfair cell phone contracts, the best way to avoid getting hoodwinked by a bad deal is to always read the fine print.

This is the kind of advice my father tried to impress on me, and as far as I’m concerned it’s a lesson that should be taught in high school financial literacy classes.

There is no shortage of bad actors looking to trap today’s youth in bad deals, and they deserve a fair warning.

When it comes to bad deals, there is one that targets youth more than any other: unnecessary public debt.

Wildrose MLA applauds passing of bill protecting sexual assault victims

May 3, 2017 - 11:26am Updated: May 3, 2017 - 1:20pm

I’m proud to announce the Legislative Assembly of Alberta has unanimously passed Wildrose’s Bill 202: The Protecting Victims of Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images Act.
The impact of sharing intimate images can have detrimental social, mental, and physical effects. Now those affected by these actions will have recourse should they be subject to harassment or humiliation after a relationship ends.

Jean: Our justice system is failing Albertans

March 10, 2017 - 4:45pm

Crime is rising across our province. In 2015 alone, it went up 18 per cent across Alberta, including a 12 per cent rise in violent crimes.
And now trials of accused criminals are being stayed because of mismanagement and a lack of resources in our courts.
Late last year a report from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute showed that Alberta is the worst in the country when it comes to fairness and access to the justice system in our province.

Barnes: Keystone XL is good news for Alberta

January 31, 2017 - 4:31pm


U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline is great news for Alberta and our oil and gas sector.

The U.S. State Department acknowledged for years that this pipeline would be good for job creation while protecting the environment. Unfortunately, the independent approval process was politicized by the previous administration.

President Trump’s announcement on Keystone XL is proof that Alberta’s oil and gas industry does not need to be punished with caps and carbon taxes to get access to tidewater.

Wildrose: Albertans deserve final say on floor crossings

November 21, 2016 - 9:43am

Just under two years ago, on a cold December evening, I found myself at a small town Christmas concert in southern Alberta speaking with a despondent constituent. With tears in her eyes, she told me that she had just sent a $20 donation to the ex-leader of the Official Opposition, Danielle Smith. I know for some, it doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but I got the sense that it meant a great deal to her. It was a sacrifice for a cause and principles she believed in.

By: United Conservative Party