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23 August 2016

Clark says NDP’s poor choices to blame for record deficit

CALGARY, AB - August 23, 2016 - Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark says the lack of fiscal discipline shown by the NDP puts Alberta at risk and is calling on the government to take swift action to avoid a fiscal crisis.

“NDP policies are making a bad situation much worse,” said Clark. “Despite big corporate tax increases Alberta’s tax revenues are way down, and will continue to drop because the NDs have done nothing to create a positive investment climate. In fact, they’ve done the opposite. Attacks on business like the PPA lawsuit scare off potential investors and send a message that Alberta is not a safe or stable place to invest.

“I call on the NDs to move up the planned investor tax credit from January 1, 2017 to September 1, 2016, and to make it broad-based,” said Clark. “The delay rolling out the tax credit and the uncertainty over its’ scope has frozen capital. It’s one simple thing the NDs can do to stimulate investment rather than scaring it off.”

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07 June 2016

Clark supports principle of a carbon tax, but not ND carbon tax

EDMONTON, AB - June 7, 2016 - Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark has released the following statement after significant debate on Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Plan.

“The Alberta Party supports a price on carbon as part of a responsible environmental and innovation policy,” said Clark. “However, I couldn't support the NDs version of a carbon tax.”

Clark has deep concerns with the lack of revenue neutrality in the NDP plan, and the complete lack of details about how they plan to spend the billions generated by the tax.  

“The principle of a carbon tax, done properly, makes a lot of sense,” argued Clark. “Increasing the price of something we don't want (carbon emissions) changes behaviour and creates a business environment where Alberta companies can innovate.

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02 May 2016

Clark asks Health Minister to Investigate Restricting Naturopaths to Evidence-Based Practice

EDMONTON, AB - May 2, 2016 - The practice of Naturopathy should be restricted only to procedures that pass rigorous scientific testing, and should be further restricted when dealing with children, says Alberta Party leader Greg Clark.

“Like many Albertans I followed the tragic case of Ezekiel Stephan and this caused me to look further into the regulations surrounding Naturopathy in Alberta,” said Clark. “I was troubled to learn how broad the scope of practice is. 

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