Blog entries tagged with Danielle Smith

February 23, 2011

Cutting infrastructure spending the wrong way to go

posted by Diana Gibson

Current Tory critics and leadership hopefuls including the Wildrose party have focused the 2011 budget debate on infrastructure spending - saying it is 'out of control.' Parkland's new research, released today shows clearly that infrastructure spending is not out of control...

Tagged with: Alberta budget 2011 | Danielle Smith | economics | infrastructure | Wildrose Alliance
February 06, 2011

What budgets actually mean

posted by Trevor Harrison

On February 24, Alberta’s beleaguered Tory government will bring down its budget. In anticipation, much of the province’s pro-business/private sector establishment has given the government advice on “holding the line” or perhaps even making cuts to expenditures.

Tagged with: Alberta budget 2011 | Danielle Smith | economics | spending cuts | Wildrose Alliance
February 01, 2011

Wildrose spending proposals short-sighted

posted by Diana Gibson

According to the Wildrose leader Danielle Smith, the Tory government should limit spending increases to the rate of inflation plus population growth and protract billions of dollars in capital spending to help balance the books (http://bit.ly/gESnpU).  This shows a profound lack of understanding of Alberta's economy, spending levels and needs.

Tagged with: Danielle Smith | economics | service cuts | Wildrose Alliance
November 12, 2010

Wildrose Alliance models health care on USA

posted by Diana Gibson

Throwing their hat into the ring, Alberta's newly minted Wildrose Alliance Party finally launched its health care platform. Wild Rose's leader Danielle Smith is rolling out an agenda to dramatically expand private delivery. Carefully crafted rhetoric like "increasing choice" and "European model" are used to shroud the fact that Smith is talking about privatization, and taking Alberta toward a U.S.- style, corporate health system.

Tagged with: Danielle Smith | health care | health legislation | healthcare | Wild Rose Alliance

 

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