Alberta Liberal Candidate Urges NDP to Delay Royalty Review

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.

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Alberta Liberals Ready for Sept 3rd Foothills By-Election

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.”

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Ill Advised Cuts to Primary Care Will Hurt Healthcare Delivery

Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann today expressed disappointment in the NDP’s decision to not restore funding to Primary Care Networks in Alberta, saying it will add to the burden of our already overburdened hospitals.

“Failing to restore the $75 million dollars in funding will limit the capacity of our Primary Care Clinics,” says Swann. “That lack of capacity will drive more patients to emergency rooms and hospital beds – ballooning our costs and ballooning wait times.”

Swann’s comments come as the NDP has revealed it has not restored cuts to PCNs by the former regime.

“PCNs are a vital piece of an overall strategy to fix our health care system,” says Swann. “I hope the government will realize that and restore supports for them in the budget this fall. If they fail to do so, they will need to present an alternate strategy to alleviate the pressure on our ERs and hospitals.”

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