Calgary, AB (August 12th, 2015):
Ali Bin Zahid, the Alberta Liberal Candidate in the upcoming Calgary-Foothills by-election, is urging the NDP to present their fiscal plans in light of the latest drop in oil prices.
“The price of oil has reached its lowest point in six years, there is clearly going to be a reduction in provincial revenues,” said Zahid. “The NDP will have to raise taxes, make significant cuts, or add to the provincial debt. The question is which it is?”
Calgary, AB (August 11th, 2015)
Ali Bin Zahid, the Alberta Liberal Candidate in the upcoming Calgary-Foothills by-election, urged the NDP government to delay the royalty review today for the sake of peoples’ jobs.
“When I’m out canvassing, people are telling me they’re worried for their jobs,” said Zahid. “They want the government to slow down and listen.”
Alberta Liberals have always believed that Albertans should get their fair share of resource revenues, but with Calgary’s unemployment rate at 6.6% in July (up almost 2%) the timing couldn’t be worse. Changing the rules of the game in the middle of this economic storm, will only discourage capital from investing in the sector, and lead to more job losses.
Calgary, AB (August 6, 2015): Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann says the Alberta
Liberals are ready to give the people of Calgary-Foothills real representation and will campaign hard in the upcoming by-election.
“This will be third time in one year that the people of Calgary-Foothills will be sent to the polls,” observed Swann. “It’s time that they had a committed MLA dedicated to representing their interests.”