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The Full Alberta Party Platform

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 | Platform, Policy, Press Release

Earlier today, the full Alberta Party platform was released to the public. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been adding key elements that would impact residents of Calgary-South East over on our Policy page. But if you would like to read the full platform you can have a look at it here.

This platform includes our plans for:

And, any questions, send us an email at campaign@voterickfraser.ca.

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Supporting Seniors Independance

Friday, April 5th, 2019 | Alberta Party, News, Policy, Press Release

Senior care is one of the many important issues that people bring up on the doors of Calgary-South East and I’m happy to share the newly released Alberta Party plan to improve senior care. You can learn more about the plan at the link below:

https://www.albertaparty.ca/seniors

An Alberta Party government would take bold steps to help seniors age with respect and dignity, including the establishment of 3,500 long term care beds, and a new program to help seniors continue to live independently.

Some Highlights:

  • New Alberta Caregiver Tax Credit to support caregivers. The credit will mirror the Canada Caregiver Credit, ranging from $2,182 to $6,986 per year for each caregiver.
  • Keeping spouses together. By implementing a more effective wait list management policy partners will stay together. Up to 10% of seniors live apart for and separating partners places great strain on seniors and their families.
  • Establish a separate and new Ministry of Seniors. This ministry will assume the budget and authority of the current Ministry of Seniors and Housing, along with grants to seniors. A new Ministry of Housing will be established.
  • Creation of 3,500 long term care beds with community partners, similar to the Alberta Supportive Living Initiative. Each bed is estimated to cost around $65,000 to establish, and $75,000 per year to operate, for a $230 million capital cost, and $260 million annual operating cost.
  • Creation of a pilot similar to The “Better At Home” will help seniors and families with costs of home supports such as snow shovelling, meal preparation, grocery delivery, and lawn maintenance.

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Carbon Tax Policy

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 | Alberta Party, Featured, Platform, Policy

Carbon pricing should be focused on actually reducing emissions. The NDP’s carbon tax is nothing more than a cash cow designed to fund their pet projects, and it unfairly penalizes families for living in Alberta. We don’t have a choice on whether to heat their homes in winter. It’s unfair to punish Albertans for driving their cars when we are geographically spread out. Our system stops punishing moms and dads for living their lives and raising their families, and instead rewards industries that make concrete efforts to actually reduce carbon emissions.

Click here to read the full Carbon Tax Policy

STOP PENALIZING FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS

  • Alberta families would no longer pay the carbon tax on home heating. This recognizes the climate realities in Alberta.
  • The existing NDP carbon tax would be eliminated for businesses that emit less than 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases. The existing NDP carbon tax would be eliminated on gasoline and propane used in vehicles and heating.
  • Businesses emitting less than 100,000 tonnes of GHGs would have the ability to opt-in to the system to generate carbon credits they can sell to large emitters for profit on open carbon markets.
  • The Alberta Party’s carbon price would apply to aviation fuel, locomotive fuel, fuel used in resource extraction, and large scale industrial emissions.

 

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Standing Up For Alberta

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 | Alberta Party, Policy, Press Release

Stephen Mandel announced this morning an Alberta Party government would immediately move to keep more of Albertans’ money within the province, to help fund schools, hospitals and other provincial services, and to reduce the power imbalance between Alberta and Ottawa. An Alberta Party government commits to fighting to ensure Albertans receive the same treatment from the federal government as Quebec.

https://www.albertaparty.ca/standing_up

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The Jobs First Plan

Friday, March 29th, 2019 | Alberta Party, News, Platform, Policy

When I chat with residents of Calgary-South East one of the most important issues that I hear from residents on the doors is the economy. We need to create a climate where people want to invest and where employers have the confidence to hire.

Earlier this week the Alberta Party released our Jobs platform to attract investment and create jobs for Alberta families. You can click on the link to read the full details or you can take a look at some of the key points below.

https://www.albertaparty.ca/jobs

– The Alberta general corporate tax rate will be reduced from 12% to 10%. This will restore Alberta’s place as the most competitive jurisdiction in Canada on corporate tax rates. The rate will be rolled out in 0.5% increments.

– The Alberta Small Business Deduction will be doubled from $500,000 to $1,000,000. All other aspects of the Small Business Deduction will remain the same, including the existing small business tax rate of 2%.

– The capital cost allowance in Alberta will be adjusted to 100% for all new investment. This will supercharge private investment.

– This package will have a short-term budget impact in the first year of approximately $400 million. The package will pay for itself by its third year and by full implementation in 2023 it will generate an estimated $1.5 billion in additional annual revenue.

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