OUR FUTURE VISION
The Stakes are High
The PCPC party is starting where the Lougheed Conservatives left off and respecting over 40 years of a politically central party. We will lead a new Alberta with our hopes and not our fears and with shared values as the strongest economic engine in Canada and do what we know is right even though the US under the present administration and some Canadian provinces can not or will not do what is right. We can’t stand still. We need to act with even more conviction than ever before. No more kid gloves when it comes to climate change. But we are going to have to do this together as one single entity and people believing in Alberta and future generations. Capitalism and open markets are the greatest strengths of our present economy. They are the largest generators of wealth in our province and give us the highest standard of living in the world. But globalization and increased automation have weakened the position of workers in the world and their ability to secure a decent wage. We know that economies don’t prosper as fast when just a few prosper at the expense of the middle class. Never again will the name conservative be linked to this shallow thinking in Alberta. If there are not enough opportunities for both men and women it destabilizes rather than strengthens our economy. Economies that do not share equally will create problems throughout Alberta and eventually all over Canada. When the top 1% secure a larger and larger percentage of wealth in the world then there is a tendency to feel powerless and for governments to only serve those with the most power and most wealth in our society. We don’t want those in political power ever again to further undermine the rights of the middle class and the average worker and lead to less trust in government and less trust in each other. We cant reverse our past or the need for progress but we can create new ways to give everyone an equal opportunity and support a tax structure that respects how these large corporations were created on the backs of the average hard working Albertan. We have to invest in the skills and education and capacity of all Albertans to strengthen our economy.
Conserve our future
When it comes to the threat of climate change we have shown that economic progress and supporting alternative solutions are not contradictory but rather are complimentary.
In Alberta we have doubled production of renewal energy at the same time as there was a record number of jobs created. The Oil and gas industry in Alberta has made it clear that they will continue to push forward to develop alternative energies to support future generations.
We are going to continue to lower the carbon emissions in Alberta to give the next generation the time to create the next clean energy break throughs. With great determination and conviction and your support the PCPC party will make this happen.
KEY BUDGET ITEM #1 All funds from the Carbon tax will immediately go back into provincial General Revenues. Once the debt is paid down then the PC Provincial Conservative alternative energy initiatives will become active. This will include electric car policies, solar/wind/HHO/improved clean non renewable alternatives.
Total Revenues: 1.92 Billion (9.6 Billion over 5 years) The Carbon tax works and makes sense to Albertans.
We are not in denial of Climate Change as over 95% of Albertans support this knowledge.
Even if we decide NOT to pay the carbon tax as a province then the Federal government will just collect it for us. The approach by the UCP is disruptive to our province and will end badly. We are only interested in a balance between fiscal and social responsibilities.
KEY BUDGET ITEM #2 Slow down coal-fired power conversion to natural gas to take in consideration the unemployment factor and impact on small business and small towns and families.
Conduct an Impact analysis on employment and the economy. Before we pile on additional costs to the tax payers of Alberta to buy out contracts and to increase the electricity costs of Alberta small businesses in the present NDP hurry up policy environment, a PCPC government would immediately provide an impact analysis on how phasing out coal would impact employment and the economy and provide an exit process that would eliminate emissions while taking into consideration the lives of families and related businesses.
It took many years to develop our coal industry and we must think about those one industry towns and cities that will be destroyed if we prematurely move too quickly without considering the affect on Albertans. There must be a clear path that is both fiscally and socially responsible. Our plan will be to maintain our coal-fired power within the range stated by the Federal government for 2030 until replacement alternative industries can retrain and reemploy coal industry personnel in a manner that would also retain the industrial base of Alberta small towns affected by coal-fired power generation. Hopefully this will be much sooner than 2030.
Savings Financial Post Article: 1.36 Billion for early shut down: http://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/alberta-strikes-1-36-billion-deal-with-coal-companies-as-part-of-plan-to-shut-down-plants-early/wcm/cc9363e7-2168-4387-aa12-3b99890fcbd8
Savings of 1.36 Billion by complying with established 2030 date by Federal government.
Chinese Solar Powered Cities are an amazing feat that took billions of dollars to develop. The Chinese have become experts in solar cell development and are now the place in the world to buy the latest solar technology. Why are we not looking at HHO alternatives using the pulsing of separating hydrogen out of water as clean fuel? This has become a very safe process!
France just launched an HHO ship run on sea water to travel the worlds oceans for 6 years and are leading the way:
One new Hydrogen Generation production company in Canada is on the possible verge of production: Watch this demonstration of HHO in action:
The only thing these days that will save the earth is an increased development of solar, wind, and hydrogen generation (HHO) technology and introduction of electric vehicles. Increasing our reliance on Solar energy is a natural development in Alberta as we can use our incredible source of solar energy from unusually high sunlight hours during the summer. More than this we can use HHO (hydrogen generation that uses very little water) generators that can run all day and all night with no power lines and no pollution and very quiet. If Norway can aim for ZERO EMISSIONS by 2025 then truly electric vehicle infrastructure must be on the near horizon for Albertans too.
We will still need to develop the tar sands but with less urgency over time while significantly lowering the Carbon footprint and pollution. Our oil and gas industry will continue to innovate to become cleaner and cleaner as there will always be a significant reliance on non renewables.
Alberta could become the new Hydrogen Highway or at the very least emmission free by 2030 and join Norway. This will develop a huge number of new jobs and world leaders and clean up our rivers and we will stop fracking and destroying our potable wells.
The development of solar, wind, electric vehicles, and in particular HHO is also becoming less expensive than oil and gas to develop and will become more and more attractive over time.
Our air will be cleaner than its ever been! Also the most important factor for the health of the entire planet is that HHO is forever renewable.
EDUCATION & JOBS
Progressive Canadian Provincial Conservatives are pushing for change, and are doing everything we can to see a brighter future linking education to jobs by advocating support for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)educational program in Alberta
In concert with the Federal Progressive Canadian Party the Provincial Conservatives believes there is a serious under funding of post secondary school education at the University and Community College levels in Canada. The PCPC Party favors equal educational opportunities for all of Alberta’s children, and we are opposed to government spending and taxation policies that contribute to any division between the quality of education received by the affluent, the poor and the middle class. We support initiatives that transfer education costs away from parents and we support recommendations from Alberta businesses with Alberta First hiring then Canada First hiring in our province.
One of our first initiatives (in concert with the Federal Government), the province of Alberta will pay down up to 50% of up to $25,000 of all outstanding student loans. These funds will be paid directly to the banks who are holding the debt incurred by our educated and professionally trained Albertans. We are all for advanced education and believe that this needs to be supported at every level to bring about the innovation and necessary changes to make Alberta and Canada a stronger nation.
HUMAN RIGHTS & LGBT COMMUNITY
The PC Provincial Conservative Party believes in freedom from discrimination on any basis
This generality more specifically includes people having the right to live their lives without being discriminated against for their race, creed, religion, ethnic background, political beliefs and sexual orientation.
Though existing legislation as well as the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms prohibit discrimination against the LGBT community there is still much prejudice and discrimination. An unacceptable result is that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender homeless youth in our province account for 40% of all young people experiencing homelessness.
Subsequently, the PC Provincial Conservative Party will act to ensure existing laws and others deemed necessary are respected in practice and delivery by our police and the courts and all those involved in the legal process.
Specifically Bill 10 enacted by the previous PC government of Alberta which includes the right of students to have Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs must include that the students joining identities should NOT be compromised but rather be held confidential.
In 2001, the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada became the first federal party to officially support the Pride Parade. In fact, Joe Clark was the event's Grand Marshal, becoming the first former Prime Minister of Canada to ever attend a Pride Parade in this Capacity. In 2012 Alison Redford became the first Premier of Alberta to attend the Pride Parade event.
Our vision is of a world free from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, a world in which difference is accepted not only in theory but in practice.
We are of the opinion the following policies will make all LGBT individuals free from discrimination:
Supports to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to explicitly include gender identity and gender expression as protected grounds of discrimination;
Supports to amend the Criminal Code to include gender identity and gender expression in the hate sentencing and hate propaganda provisions;
Repeal s.159 of the Criminal Code;
Support public education to end prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
End the targeting by Canada Customs of LGBTQ+ bookstores and other LGBTQ+ businesses;
Ensure Canada advocates internationally for an end to state-sanctioned discrimination and violence against LGBTQ+ people.
The PCPC Party believes that all Albertans should have access to emergency medical services regardless of their income and insurance. We also believe that individuals must be responsible for their own actions, and that the citizens of the province should not be responsible for medical costs that are the result of a lifetime of known poor lifestyle and health choices as the new Alberta Health Care will stress “prevention” and not just treatment. We recognize that in the case of unexpected life threatening illness that with a healthy prevention oriented provincial health care system that, Alberta citizens will be able to bear the cost of expensive treatments from time to time that are likely to prolong life as well as quality of life for many years to come for those ransomed by the cost of these treatments.
Healthcare transfer funds are a right of every province but only to directly fund health care programs and supporting a strong preventive policy for long healthy lives. These funds are never to be part of general revenues or poor management. Cost accounting will have limits and expectations respected by all care partners.
PCPC PROVINCIAL CONSERVATIVES
Making a Difference
THE CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF
June 17, 2017
Freedom of speech, press, and religion were commitments to all Albertans from the past Lougheed Conservative history and important values that helped to build a strong province. We have embraced diversity, and our economic strength and quality of life is the envy of all Canadians. Capitalism and open markets are the strengths of our present prosperity. We continue to have the support of the Oil and Gas industry in Alberta as they have made it clear that they will continue to push forward to develop alternative energies to support future generations.
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