The Alberta New Democratic Party or Alberta NDP is a social-democratic political party in Alberta, Canada, which was originally founded as the Alberta section of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. From the mid-1980s to 2004, the party abbreviated its name as the "New Democrats" (ND).
In the 2012 provincial election the NDP picked up two new seats in Edmonton, regaining their previous 4 seat total. Both Rachel Notley and Brian Mason safely held onto their seats while David Eggen was re-elected as the member for Edmonton-Calder. Newcomer Deron Bilous was also elected in Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview, the seat formerly held by Martin. In many other ridings the party also managed to win more votes than they had been able to attain previously.
Leader: Brian Mason
Alberta's NDP says it's time to bury $2 billion in carbon capture and storage tests and reallocate the remaining funds to projects that matter.
Party leader Brian Mason says he would use the unspent $400 million on initiatives such as interest-free loans for green home retrofits.
Tory Leader Alison Redford has said she doesn't plan on pursuing carbon capture and storage once current test projects are complete.
Other NDP environmental promises in the runup to the April 23 election include setting hard deadlines for cleaning up oilsands tailings ponds and making oil companies pay the ...
CALGARY — The Alberta NDP released a new health care reportonthe 1st Februaryweekend.
The report, called "What People Want," is the result of public hearings the NDP held in seven communities across the province last fall.
The 37-page report touches on two main themes the NDP says Albertans feel are crippling the health care system: a shortage of long-term care beds and the effects of that shortage such as increased wait times.
The report also includes 37 recommendations.
It will be handed out to every MLA just ahead of the legislature reconvening this week.
NDP Leader Brian Mason ...
EDMONTON- Alberta's opposition parties joined Wednesday to argue against what they say is an unfair allotment of time in question period.
Earlier this week, Speaker Ken Kowalski assigned the number of questions each political party can expect to ask during daily question period.
Under the terms of the letter, the NDP and Wildrose Alliance would both get two questions. But their second questions come as either the 17th or 18th questions of the day.
According to the Wildrose, those questions get asked less than 63 per cent of the time because of time constraints.
While the minutiae of ...
NDP Leader Brian Mason thanks Premier Hancock for his service EDMONTON – NDP Leader Brian Mason has released the following statement thanking Premier Hancock for his service to Albertans:
“I want to thank Premier Hancock for his personal dedication to the Government of Alberta and to Albertans over the last 6 months. The Office of the Premier demands a great deal of time and commitment and certainly Dave has fulfilled his role admirably.
“Moreover, throughout his entire career Dave has been a deeply dedicated and competent representative for the people of Edmonton-Whitemud and all Albertans. Over the years, he’s served nearly every cabinet portfolio – a testament to his skill and character. In these especially tumultuous times for the PCs, Dave’s reputation for almost never getting in trouble has served him well.
“Mr. Hancock has proudly served Alberta for many years and as he announces his departure from politics today, I wish him the best of luck in his future ende
PCs push through publication ban regulations without deliberation EDMONTON – The PCs pushed through regulations that effectively reinstate a publication ban on personal information of children who die in care, Thursday afternoon.
The Standing Committee on Families and Communities was set to review draft regulations that would govern how families and government could seek a publication ban in the event that a child in care dies, during its meeting Thursday.
"Without amendment, the regulations as drafted by the Minister would allow for ex parte applications to the courts to impose a publication ban, on an accelerated basis without the typical checks and balances afforded by Queen’s Bench judges,” said Notley. “Typical notice requirements are eliminated and the ability for families to appeal the order is a
Federal NDP join Provincial New Democrats in fight for access to justice in Alberta Federal NDP Justice critic, Françoise Boivin joins Alberta NDP Justice critic, Rachel Notley in calling for urgent attention to the growing crisis in access to justice across the country.
EDMONTON – Today, Alberta NDP Justice critic, Rachel Notley, was joined by federal NDP Justice critic, Françoise Boivin, in calling for urgent attention to the growing crisis in access to justice across the country. Notley repeated the need for an immediate commitment to adequate legal aid funding from the government.
“In Alberta, we are faced with a provincial government that flagrantly disrespects the constitutional rights of its citizens and ignores its constitutional responsibility for the administration of justice,” said Notley. “By refusing to adequately fund legal aid, Jonathan Denis and the PCs have created a crisis so severe that even the most vulnerable Albertans no longer qualify for assistance.”
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