Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and PC Alberta Leader Jason Kenney announced their joint commitment to achieving unity between the two parties in a joint news release Monday afternoon.
Both leaders vowed to form discussion teams with a mandate to work towards an agreement to unite the two parties with details on the teams to be announced by the end of the week.
Wildrose Leader Brian Jean announced Thursday afternoon via Facebook Live that if Wildrose members approve a unity agreement with the PC party, he is prepared to stand down as leader of the Wildrose, and to seek the Leadership of what Jean called a "single principled, conservative party" in a race this summer.
The Opposition Wildrose said Thursday that out-of-control spending, not low oil prices are to blame for what it calls the NDP's broken balance sheet.
The Wildrose called on the government to immediately take steps to reduce spending, citing a new report from the Fraser Institute the Wildrose says confirms NDPspending rather than low oil prices is to blame for the province’s woes.
Shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump signed executive orders to move forward on construction of the Keystone XL project, previously blocked by President Obama, the Conservative Party of Canada and Wildrose issued statements applauding the move.
The Wildrose laid criticism at the provincial government Wednesday for sending tens of millions more to Ottawa through GST revenues created through the carbon tax. The opposition party says the additional revenues comes with no added benefit to Alberta.
Just under two years ago, on a cold December evening, I found myself at a small town Christmas concert in southern Alberta speaking with a despondent constituent. With tears in her eyes, she told me that she had just sent a $20 donation to the ex-leader of the Official Opposition, Danielle Smith. I know for some, it doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but I got the sense that it meant a great deal to her. It was a sacrifice for a cause and principles she believed in.
Drivers fined for expired plate stickers ought to get a break, the Wildrose opposition argues.
Wildrose Shadow Service Alberta Minister Wayne Anderson said Monday the NDP government assured him the plan to switch from paper to electronic vehicle reminders last March would save the province time and money.