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United Conservative MLAs ready to deliver for Alberta families

(EDMONTON, AB) June 20, 2023: Today in Edmonton, Chief Government Whip Shane Getson released the following statement, after the swearing-in of Alberta’s United Conservative caucus: “Our United Conservative team is strong, united, and ready to deliver for Alberta families. “Albertans sent us to the legislature to keep taxes low and life affordable, tackle drugs and …

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NEWS RELEASE: Rachel Notley should break rank with her federal bosses, stand-up for Alberta

(EDMONTON, AB): Today, United Conservative Caucus Chair and Chief Government Whip Brad Rutherford is asking Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley to break rank with her federal bosses, Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh, and join the United Conservative Caucus in opposing a 30 per cent carbon tax hike, which will make everything more expensive for Albertans and …

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NEWS RELEASE: United Conservative Bill 205 would make rodeo Alberta’s official sport

Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely has tabled Bill 205, the Official Sport of Alberta Act, which, if passed, would recognize rodeo as Alberta’s official sport. “Rodeo is near and dear to the hearts of Albertans. It brings families and communities together, and it celebrates our western heritage,” Lovely said. “Rodeo also welcomes newcomers with open arms, …

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NEWS RELEASE: Albertans can’t afford another Rachel Notley economic fiasco

Rachel Notley nearly drove Alberta’s economy into a ditch when she was in government and would do it again if given the chance, Calgary-Shaw MLA Rebecca Schulz said today. From implementing a royalty review on Alberta’s energy industry, to attacking family farms and ranches, to increasing taxes and fees on Albertans a whopping 97 times, …

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United Conservative Bill 202 would make it easier for Albertans to give to charity

On Thursday, Peace River MLA Dan Williams tabled Bill 202, the Alberta Personal Income Tax (Charitable and Other Gifts) Amendment Act, to make it easier for Albertans to give to charity. Bill 202 proposes raising the non-refundable charitable tax credit from 10 per cent to 60 per cent for donations under $200. When combined with …

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NEWS RELEASE: Notley must apologize for calling on Justin Trudeau to interfere with Alberta legislation

Alberta’s United Conservative caucus is demanding NDP leader Rachel Notley apologize for calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to unilaterally quash the Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act, should it pass the Legislature. Notley was asked Wednesday about whether Trudeau – who has indicated he may intervene to quash the legislation – should revoke the …

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NEWS RELEASE: Notley must answer critical questions following Dang’s guilty plea

EDMONTON, AB: With Edmonton-South MLA Thomas Dang finally accepting his guilt in the NDP vaccine hacking scandal, the time is now for NDP Leader Rachel Notley to come clean about her role in the ordeal, former police officer and Chief Government Whip Brad Rutherford said today. Dang pleaded guilty today to running millions of illegal …

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NEWS RELEASE: Important questions continue to go unanswered following Dang’s third court appearance, Notley still silent

(EDMONTON, AB): Today, former NDP MLA Thomas Dang appeared in court for the third time in two months on charges he illegally hacked Alberta’s vaccine records portal. While Dang was granted yet another adjournment, several important questions remain about his illegal hacking activities, which were known to officials in NDP Leader Rachel Notley’s office. “While Dang …

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NEWS RELEASE: Rutherford statement on Dang’s abrupt decision not to seek re-election

(EDMONTON, AB) Today, former police officer and Chief Government Whip Brad Rutherford released the following statement on Edmonton-South MLA Thomas Dang’s abrupt decision not to seek re-election in the fallout of the NDP vaccine hacking scandal. “Mr. Dang has done the right thing by withdrawing his request to re-join the NDP and by putting to bed questions about …

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NEWS RELEASE: Five questions for Notley on her role in the Dang hacking scandal

EDMONTON, AB: Today, NDP Leader Rachel Notley will take questions from the media for the first time since court documents revealed her office was aware Thomas Dang illegally hacked Alberta’s vaccine records portal in September of 2021 and knowingly lied to Albertans. Below are five important questions Notley must answer regarding her role, and the role of her …

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NEWS RELEASE: Unsealed Dang court records suggest Notley misled Albertans

(EDMONTON, AB) July 13, 2022: Newly unsealed court records released by the CBC suggest NDP Leader Rachel Notley misled Albertans when she denied knowing that Edmonton-South MLA Thomas Dang hacked Alberta’s vaccine records system using information that was not his own, former police officer and Chief Government Whip Brad Rutherford said today. Provincial Court Judge Shelagh Creagh …

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NEWS RELEASE: With Dang charges now laid, Notley must come clean with Albertans

(EDMONTON, AB): NDP Leader Rachel Notley must come clean with Albertans, now that Edmonton-South MLA Thomas Dang has formally been charged by RCMP for hacking Alberta’s vaccine records portal, Chief Government Whip and former police officer Brad Rutherford said today. Questions have surrounded Notley since the beginning of the Dang hacking scandal, including whether she …

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