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 ...
TORY APPOINTED ETHICS COMMISSIONER GIVES TORY MLA A FREE PASS: NDP EDMONTON – Today, New Democrat MLA David Eggen said Ethics Commissioner Neil Wilkinson’s findings released today into non-disclosure and improper use of office allegations against Tory-elected MLA Peter Sandhu underline the ongoing problem of PC insiders holding legislative offices.
“The Ethics Commissioner’s findings today send a very clear and deeply concerning message to Albertans about the standards to which PC MLAs are held,” said Eggen. “This PC government can’t be trusted to hold itself to account, and they can’t be trusted to put people into these crucial positions who will hold them to account either.”
Two separate reports from the Ethics Commissioner released today found that on both questions, non-disclosure and improper use of office, no sanctions or further action be taken by the Legislative Assembly. This recommendation for no action comes despite the fact the Ethics Commissioner did find Sandhu failed to discl
STATEMENT FROM NDP ENVIRONMENT CRITIC RACHEL NOTLEY ON THE SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN REGIONAL PLAN DRAFT EDMONTON – NDP Environment critic Rachel Notley released the following statement in response to the draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP):
“After years of consultation, the new draft plan is very disappointing. The PC government has rejected the crucial recommendation to protect the entire Castle Crown area, and will allow logging and oil and gas development to continue in the most sensitive areas of our province.
“The PCs admit new oil and gas wells can still be drilled inside our parks, and they will continue to allow new oil and gas tenure to be sold in conservation areas.
“Alberta’s NDP believes significant amendments need to be made to this draft. But it’s clear that this PC government just cannot be trusted to protect the most sensitive and beloved areas of our province.”
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HOMECARE REVIEW MEANS LITTLE WHILE HOMECARE SUFFERS EDMONTON – Today, New Democrat Health critic David Eggen said a review into homecare delivery by the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA), supported by Alberta Health Services (AHS) must be comprehensive and released in a matter of weeks, not months.
“Patients, homecare workers, and the general public have been demanding this ill-conceived homecare plan be reversed from the beginning, and they’ve lost all trust in this PC government,” said Eggen. “It’s a shame this review has been granted only after so much damage has already been done.”
Alberta’s NDP first revealed the massive homecare contract changes in Edmonton in June of 2013. The PC government claims the overhaul of homecare services to private for-profit companies was designed to save the government $18 million dollars.
“The PCs’ failed homecare experiment has sent all of homecare into disarray,” said Eggen. “This PC govern
PCs MUST COME CLEAN ON $3 BILLION LAB SERVICES CONTRACT EDMONTON – Today, New Democrat Health critic David Eggen called on the PC government to come clean with Albertans about their plans for lab services in Alberta, following meetings with health care agencies that suggest that the government is planning to move to a “single provider” – likely one of three private companies, all with long records of overcharging and driving up health care costs.
“This AHS memo clearly exposes this PC government’s secretive plan to further centralize and privatize lab services in Alberta,” said Eggen. “The PCs can’t be trusted to protect and strengthen public health care. Instead, they continue to weaken and privatize it.”
A memo to staff at AHS explains that a “world-class” company will be chosen as the “single provider” for a new $3 billion lab services facility in Edmonton, which will eventually serve as a “provincial hub.”