Fund the Greenline NEXT

Ali Bin Zahid, Alberta Liberal candidate for Calgary-Foothills, welcomes the proposed Calgary NEXT complex, but emphasizes he does not believe taxpayer money should pay for it.  

“It’s a wonderful idea and it would be great to have that site remediated, but unless there is a clear benefit to taxpayers, I don’t believe we should be contributing," said Zahid. 

With the “Green Line” LRT still unfunded by the Province and our provincial debt load increasing, Ali and the Alberta Liberals believe there are too many other priorities.


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Swann calls for Northern Lab


Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann says a plan for a publicly funded and operated new super-lab for Edmonton and Northern Alberta is urgently needed.

“This needs to be the Minister’s top priority and we are running out of time,” says Swann. “We need a plan for a publicly funded and operated new lab and we need it in the fall budget.”

Swann’s comments come as new documents have been released warning that delays in getting a new lab built will have a severe impact on patient care. Alberta Liberals maintain that the best solution is a publicly funded, publicly operated new lab.  

Swann added that this situation further demonstrates the need for an arms-length, de-politicized governing board at AHS.

“Right now so many decisions are subject to political timing and political considerations instead of best planning and evidence,” says Swann. “As a result we find ourselves with no clear direction, much uncertainty in both management and staff, and the need to manage another crisis.

“Our most important ministry and largest budget allocation needs stability and independent, expert leadership.”

Ali Bin Zahid Asks NDP to Come Clean on Fiscal Plan

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?”  Fotolia_44510171_S.jpg

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