Political funding promises not enough to fill empty school lots

CALGARY, AB (March 31, 2015):

Alberta Liberals says the recent PC government’s pre-election school funding announcements are not a guarantee new schools will be built on time.

In January, Alberta Liberals called on the government to allocate the necessary funds in the budget to ensure schools are built. However, claims that funding equates construction are highly dubious and are more about electioneering than proper planning.

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Transfer of young offenders to Edmonton is a move in the wrong direction

EDMONTON, AB (March 26, 2015): Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann is calling the government’s decision to close the Young Offender Centre in Calgary a bad move for the youth involved, their families, and both communities.

“Again, the government is being pennywise and pound-foolish by closing this centre, firing the staff, and shipping these kids out of their home community and down the road to Edmonton,” says Swann. “We should be working hard to rehabilitate these young people who are in trouble with the law, not ripping them out of the only support system they may have."

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Bad News Budget, fails to deliver for all Albertans.

EDMONTON, AB (March 26, 2015): Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann has released the following statement on the unveiling of Budget 2015:

“Budget 2015 fails to reflect the true priorities and needs of a new generation of Albertans who are driving this province, and it leaves those who built it scrambling for spare change.

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