"It's more evidence, if we need any, that the entire communications campaign of the provincial government is essentially a partisan effort paid for with taxpayers' money, but designed to prop up Alison Redford and the PC party"
"They should be asked to pay for this because this is PC propaganda — it's not government advertising and it's obviously being pushed from the premier's office."
That's a quote from NDP House Leader Brian Mason in 2012 but if you've been following the exploits of the NDP lately you wouldn't guess it. Since coming into government the NDP have on numerous occasions used millions of your tax dollars to fund their political advertising campaigns. Ranging from the Carbon Tax to their disastrous PPA lawsuit, the sitting Government has followed in their PC predecessors' steps.
The NDP have already been held in contempt of the legsilature for these actions.
Yet today we see they'll be spending another $4.5 million dollars doing the same. The NDP are using tax payer's dollars to market a tax!
All the while they're lowering the maximum amount an individual can donate to a political party. That would be a courageous move if they didn't have their fingers in the public cookie jar.
An Alberta Liberal government would end this abuse of taxpayers dollars and stand for the same principles in power that the stood for in opposition.
Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann pleased with the approval of Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipeline.
David Swann made this statement on the approval of the Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines:
“I am pleased by today’s Federal approval of the Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines. This is very good news for Albertans. There is still a long road to travel before we see the jobs and investment these pipelines promise but for now it feels good to look ahead and see new growth and new opportunity.
“I and the Alberta Liberals have always supported a cost on carbon and an emissions cap on the oilsands.
“Our issue with the government’s plan has always been the lack of clarity in the way their carbon tax was to be spent and a lack of a careful analysis of the impact on Albertans and Alberta businesses. Even now, months later, we have yet to see an analysis on the potential costs of the Climate Leadership Plan independent of potential pipelines.
“We must remember that pipelines are not a sure thing. Before a shovel goes in the ground and a drop of oil goes west, the Trans Mountain pipeline must meet 157 conditions and acquire the social license of First Nations and other communities in B.C.
“Nonetheless, today is an excellent day for Alberta and Albertans.”
On November 20th a community seminar on the Fentanyl crisis was organized by Harpreet Gill (past ALP candidate in Edmonton-Mill Creek and Edmonton regional chair for the federal Liberal party) at the Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Millwoods. Donna Wilson (Professor at the University of Alberta school of Nursing and past candidate in Edmonton Riverview) attended as the keynote speaker. ALP President Karen Sevcik and VP of Constituencies Dan MacLennan were also in attendance and brought a greeting on behalf of the ALP on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak.