The spring legislative session officially started on Thursday with the Throne Speech.
The United Conservative Party Caucus is ready to bring forth common-sense ideas to the legislature and hold the government to account.
The NDP attempted to paint a rosy picture of Alberta’s finances and economy at the third quarter update, despite economic indicators and discussions with Albertans suggesting otherwise.
Economic indicators forecast lower unemployment, economic growth and a $1.4 billion drop in the deficit with no credible plan to get back to balance.
The NDP Government appear to be unaware of the damage they have done to Alberta’s economy and hard-working Alberta families.
The NDP Government’s declaration of victory on recent trade disputes is full of rhetoric and short on results. Premier Notley said, “Brad Wall banned Alberta license plates…we fought back…and Alberta won.”
On the British Columbia trade dispute she said, “B.C. tried to ban our oil…we fought back…and Alberta won again.” (Edmonton Journal, March 3rd.)
In the B.C. trade dispute, the NDP Government now realized the B.C. NDP plan to use ‘death by delay’ to kill the KinderMorgan pipeline and have started to follow the United Conservative lead.
United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney has been clear from the start and said there must be consequences if B.C. were to stop the construction of the TransMountain pipeline:
“If the B.C. government, through dilatory measures, stands in the way of the construction of the approved expansion of Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain, then there will be consequences. We need a premier who will make that clear to B.C. and Ottawa, like Peter Lougheed did in the early 1980s.
“The Mayor of Vancouver says he wants a carbon free economy by 2040. Maybe we should help give him a carbon free Vancouver by 2020.” (Leadership debate, Sept. 20th, 2017).
Kenney’s suggestion of cutting the supply of oil to B.C. was mocked by Premier Notley:
“I think some of the suggestions that have come from Mr. Kenney are starting to look a lot like the suggestions that come from President Trump, south of the border, quite honestly. He’s approaching and recommending a very isolationist view of how Alberta should engage with the rest of the country.” Rachel Notley (CTV, Dec. 3rd, 2017).
The role of the Opposition is to hold the government to account, which is what the United Conservative Caucus will do.
While the NDP Government try to paint an unrealistic picture of Alberta, United Conservatives will stand up for Albertans and common-sense ideas.
The United Conservative caucus has launched a web site to allow Albertans to communicate and bring forward the issues they would like to see raised in the Legislature.
You can use the following web site, www.YourVoiceAlberta.com to bring forward your ideas and concerns.
This is just one of the innovative ways United Conservatives are standing up for everyday Albertans, and giving them an opportunity to make their concerns known.