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by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
During the NDP's campaign, Notley pledged to campaigns then how about going a few steps
eliminate political donations from corporations From the further, like limiting how much parties and Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
and unions. Publisher’s Desk politicians can spend on campaigns.
Well, that's exactly what Premier Notley just Dana McArthur Lowering the individual contribution amount,
proposed in her throne speech on June 15 along and even allowing limited public funding of Alberta organ and tissue

Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes with several other bills. and do make very substantial political campaigns for provincial parties have all been donation –registry agent launch
Although publicly reported, political
suggested.
contributions from big business and unions have contributions. The throne speech was positive news for the
Robin Campbell, MLA historically had a bit of a cloud of public -Small political parties who simply cannot run future of fair and democratic elections in Rob
West Yellowhead suspicion around them –deservedly or not –that the massive fundraising machines of major Alberta.
favours beget favours. parties. As Premier Notley said during her speech Merrifield Man in the
However, does this bill go far enough? -Massively outspending opponents with “this Legislature can change”. Let's hope all the
Tip There are other factors in the current political contributed money. changes will continue to be as positive, and the Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Red Hat
Unpaid leave to contribution model that can add to the issue. If the goal of the NDP is to create transparency uncertainty of the energy industry is quickly by Craig McArthur
THE WEEKLY care for seriously of -More than a few individuals in Alberta can and fairness in political contributions and put to rest.
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Letter to the Editor Policy Rob
The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor by email, NDP restrict debate
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fax, post or delivery.
All letters are published at the discretion of the editor who Merrifield
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The NDP are set to pass over In opposition, current NDP
$18 billion in spending with House Leader Brian Mason
only three hours of debate in would consistently oppose any
Letter to the Editor: the legislature, the Wildrose measures taken by the PC

Official Opposition said today. government to restrict debate in 2015 Canada Day
Letter to the Editor That is $86 million of the house. Our actions do count
spending for every minute of The previous supply bill had Challenge
debate, and $6 billion for every several line items of
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“The NDP can’t just ask for a millions of dollars for the K by GEORGE VANDERBURG by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Views & News blank cheque on almost 50 per Kananaskis golf course. Mason THE WEEKLY MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
recently said 10 per cent of the
cent of the overall budget to be
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by Deanna Mitchener passed without any real debate $18 billion being put forward
The end of or transparency,” Wildrose will be new spending items. Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years Letter to the Editor:
Shadow Finance Minister
“We were hoping for a new
a local icon Derek Fildebrandt said. “The tone this session after a historic
actual budget might not pass
change in government,”
until December, and without a
Fildebrandt said. “Ramming
full picture of Alberta’s
through $18 billion in new
Pioneer Cabin Jim Eglinski finances, we have no idea how spending without proper
much red ink the province will
checks and balances is the
MP Yellowhead
be running up over the next
windup Jamboree several months.” same old bad practices put
through by the old government.
Albertans deserve better.”


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