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 ...
LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY HURTING PATIENTS: EGGEN EDMONTON – Today, Alberta NDP Health critic David Eggen called on Alberta Health Services take immediate action to implement target response times for critical EMS cases and a feedback system when those targets are exceeded.
Eggen made the call in response to a memo, reported in the media today, which shows AHS is ignoring growing concerns from EMS workers over the lack of accountability for response times.
“AHS seems to think that if they don’t have a target, they don’t have to be accountable. To Albertans and to frontline EMS staff who care about the safety of their patients, that’s simply not good enough,” said Eggen.
The document says that there is no response time target for ambulance services in Edmonton. Meantime, wait times in Edmonton have not improved.
“EMS workers want to help improve the system and Albertans deserve a system that works, and where clear benchmarks for what is good service have been estab
CONSULTATIONS SHOW ALBERTANS’ DESIRE TO KILL PENSION BILLS CALGARY – Packed rooms and longer meetings are evidence of Albertans’ desire to see the end of the PCs' unfair pension legislation, Alberta NDP MLA David Eggen said today.
“As the committee travels across Alberta to hold these consultations, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that that Albertans want the PCs to scrap these bills,” said Eggen.
Now at the halfway point in the tour, today’s consultation meeting in Calgary will host more than 100 observers and 45 presenters, almost exclusively there to call on the PCs to permanently withdraw Bills 9 and 10.
“If passed, these bills will devastate the retirement security of thousands of Albertans. What we’re seeing across the province is that Albertans want the PCs to stop attacking middle class families and stop this pension legislation.”
“The PCs listened to the NDP and other opposition parties when we called for further consultations; now we h
PCs COULD HAVE AVOIDED BROKEN PROMISES ON SCHOOLS IF THEY ABANDONED P3s YEARS AGO: NDP EDMONTON – Today, the New Democrats called on the PC government to take responsibility for their school mismanagement and to apologize to Albertans for yet another broken promise.
Reacting to the government’s announcement it is abandoning the P3 model of school construction, New Democrat Education and Infrastructure critic Deron Bilous noted that the NDP has been telling this government for years that P3 financing is nothing more than an expensive way to hide debt while compromising accountability and quality in construction of new schools.
“Instead of listening to Albertans and to the NDP, this government’s stubbornness will mean an extra year of children in overcrowded classes and taking long bus rides,” said Bilous.
“This just goes to show that the PC government will do anything to get elected without a plan to back it up, including making unrealistic promises that end up compromising the education of Alberta students.
STATEMENT FROM NDP LEADER BRIAN MASON ON ANNIVERSARY OF ALBERTA FLOODS EDMONTON – NDP leader Brian Mason released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the floods in Southern Alberta.
“On behalf of my fellow New Democrat MLAs and along with all Albertans, I am joining Albertans in Calgary, High River, Canmore, Pincher Creek and communities throughout Southern Alberta in remembering the devastating floods that happened one year ago.
“When we remember the floods, we think not only of the devastating power of water and weather, but of the strength of community spirit in our province. As Albertans continue to rebuild their homes and lives, they are working together to not only restore their communities, but make them even more vibrant.
“We also remember Jacqui Brocklebank, Amber Rancourt, Lorraine Gerlitz, Dominic Pearce and Rob Nelson, the five Albertans who lost their lives during the flood.
“I’d also like to recognize the extraordinary efforts of volunteers and frontli