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 ...
Happy Holidays from Alberta’s NDP Edmonton – Alberta’s NDP leader, Rachel Notley, has released the following statement:
“On behalf of Alberta’s New Democrats, I would like to wish all Albertans a happy holiday season.
“There are more than 35 festivals that Albertans celebrate during this time of year, many of them revolving around giving, thankfulness and spending time with loved ones.
“I hope that as you take this time to be with family and friends, you reflect on the blessings of the year past and look towards 2015 with hope, joy and peace.”
“Happy holidays, and all the best for 2015.”
Approved market modifiers mean 25 lumps of coal to thousands of Alberta students: Notley Edmonton – NDP Leader Rachel Notley released the following statement after the PC government announced 25 separate tuition increases at Alberta post-secondary institutions.
“Students have been calling for these loopholes to be eliminated for years. Instead, the PCs have increased tuition for 25 programs, in some places up to 70 per cent.
“At a time when the strength of our oil and gas economy is faltering, our government should be encouraging diversification of our economy, and increasing access to post-secondary is pivotal to that strategy. But instead, the PCs are discouraging young people from receiving training by raising costs.
“Too many young people are starting their lives saddled with mountains of student loan debt, and this PC government just keeps piling on – even in a time of economic uncertainty. Of all the people who should be paying more during times like these, I don’t think students should be at the
Cuts to Legislative Officers’ funding an attack on Democracy: NDP EDMONTON – As the Prentice PCs work to swallow up the Official Opposition, they also made cuts today to the budgets of independent legislative officers- public servants tasked with holding this government accountable, NDP MLA David Eggen said today.
The PC dominated Legislative Offices Committee voted today in favour of cuts to the budgets of the Ethics Commissioner, Child and Youth Advocate, Privacy Commissioner, Ombudsmen, Public Interest Commissioner and Auditor General of 2%, which translates into hundreds of thousands of dollars of funding for the already under-resourced offices.
“The PC attacks on democratic accountability continue. These are independent offices created to scrutinize the government. They provide an essential service to Albertans and by cutting their funding the PCs are compromising their ability to do their jobs effectively,” said Eggen.
“These cuts serve as a signal that deeper cuts will be coming to the public s
Statement from NDP Environment critic Brian Mason on delayed Climate Change Regulations Edmonton – NDP Environment critic Brian Mason released the following statement on delayed climate change regulations from the PC government:
“Today, the PCs have again delayed much-needed changes to the regulations governing this province’s greenhouse gas emission, continuing their neglect of protecting our land, air and water.
“The PCs’ neglect of this crucial issue endangers our industry, as well as our natural environment. Alberta needs to take meaningful action to address our international reputation.
“Albertans deserve a government that takes action on these issues. We need to take action to ensure that those who profit from our province’s emissions are held responsible, to invest in renewable energy, and to ensure that industry is able to behave in a responsible manner by passing strong protections for our air and water.”