NDP must stop clearcutting of Kananaskis Country and Highwood Pass

Alberta Liberal MLA David Swann is calling on the NDP government to stop the clearcutting of Kananaskis Country and Highwood Pass.

“There is a responsible way and a place for logging. This is neither,” says David Swann. “They are rapidly clearing massive swaths of trees from well-known tourist and recreation areas.

“The NDP must show better environmental leadership. They must put a stop to this immediately, review the contracts, and examine other sites.”

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Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan’s Statement on the racism and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan issued the following statement in response to the violent incidents this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia:

“I was horrified and disgusted by the racist rhetoric and the senseless violence that occurred in Charlottesville this weekend.

“Events like these serve as chilling reminders of the preciousness of human life, the fragility of social progress, and the need to oppose racism, bigotry, and intolerance whenever and wherever it surfaces.                                                    

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NDP attempt at City Charters fails to establish equal partnership

Alberta Liberals say the NDP government’s recent City Charter announcement falls well short of their expectations for an equal partnership with a clearly defined framework for jurisdictional, financial, and electoral reform.

“Alberta Liberals were the first to propose doing away with the paternalistic relationship between the provincial and municipal governments,” says Liberal MLA David Swann. “Compared to the relationship major municipalities in other Canadian jurisdictions enjoy, this falls well short of our expectations.”

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