Edmonton, AB - Friday, January 25, 2019: Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan will be making a keynote speech to the Alberta Council of Technologies at 1:30 pm on Saturday, January 26, at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton.
Khan will be available to answer questions from journalists in the Media Room.
WHEN: 1:30 pm, Saturday, January 26, 2019
WHERE: Royal Glenora Club Edmonton, 11160 River Valley Rd NW, Edmonton, AB
MEDIA AVAILABILITY WILL FOLLOW.
Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan issues the following release on the announcement today of a “letter of intent” for a proposed $2 billion bitumen upgrading facility.
Khan stated, “Alberta taxpayers should not have to pay to create jobs for themselves and boost our economy. Every single Albertan is now on the hook for $110 per person with the $440 million loan guarantee by the NDP Government for this project. Even worse, the project needs additional private sector financing which has still not been secured by the operating company. The company admits the project won’t be finally approved until the end of 2019 or early 2020 - if at all. The benefits of this project are entirely speculative today.”
Khan added, “If the NDP Government has an extra $440 million to spend, then Alberta Liberals have some suggestions. We would use it to pay down the massive provincial deficit, end overcrowded classrooms or invest in more mental health supports. That will help all Albertans today. We can’t afford to wait for a year or more for a project that may never get off the ground.
Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan is calling on the NDP Government to begin issuing cannabis licenses and end the distribution monopoly by Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC).
Khan stated, “The NDP’s flawed cannabis policy is failing Albertans. They are stifling job creation and undermining efforts to end the criminal black market by refusing to issue more licenses. Alberta LIberals want the free market to resolve this problem.
The Alberta Cannabis Collective (ABCC) says this policy misstep could cost Alberta 1,800 jobs and cost retail applicants $13 million if the Government does not meet its stated goal of 250 stores opened by October. Currently, only 65 stores have been granted licenses. It is also driving Albertans to the illegal black market.”