Alberta Liberals say NDP Railcar Strategy is shell game economics

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann issue the following release criticising the NDP’s deeply flawed railcar strategy.
Khan stated, “The NDP’s railcar strategy is scary shell game economics. Alberta taxpayers will be on the hook for $3.7 billion for the next 3 years. The potential benefit is a paltry $4 increase in oil prices for producers. It will move less than 1% of daily production by July. Some analysts say it creates tremendous risk with questionable return on investment for the Province.
“Most of the oil and gas sector is not currently pursuing a rail car strategy. In fact, shipment volume has fallen by over 50% just this month. Some companies say their rail shipments will be 0% in March. That is largely due to the NDP Government’s own production curtailment plan. So, why is the NDP Government plunging ahead with yet another new plan that contradicts their last plan?

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Alberta Liberal statement on Family Day

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann issue the following Family Day statement:

Khan stated “Today we celebrate a made-in-Alberta holiday, Family Day. It is a time to spend with our loved ones. It is an opportunity to remember the importance of families as an invaluable support network and source of love and strength.

Swann stated, “I hope all Albertans enjoy this Family Day. Our thoughts also go out to those who are estranged from or without Family. We hope you take this time to spend with friends and loved ones." 

Khan continued, “On behalf of the Alberta Liberals I wish you all a happy and loving Family Day.”

Alberta Liberals call for ban of seclusion rooms

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan issues the following release on seclusion room reform after the NDP fail to deliver any meaningful action..

Khan stated, “The Alberta Liberals are calling for the ban of seclusion rooms. We take this position after the NDP Government again failed to walk the talk on regulating seclusion rooms. After months of consultation and review, it has merely maintained the status quo. The NDP has not supported affected children and parents in Alberta. This lack of responsible leadership is disappointing and insulting to all Albertans. The NDP Government is failing the most vulnerable young people in our communities by allowing the continued misuse of these rooms.

“Alberta Liberals made it clear there must be definite, province-wide, mandatory, stringent regulations on the use of seclusion rooms. We called for these rules and mandating clear reporting practices last fall. We helped concerned parents organize a demonstration on the steps of the Legislature. We put forward our recommendations. The NDP Government is tone deaf. Alberta Liberals are now taking a strong leadership position by calling for a ban.”

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