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Province reaches deal on Springbank off-stream reservoir

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 | Calgary-Elbow, Greg In The News

“Alberta Party MLA Greg Clark was also in attendance at the announcement inside the McDougall Centre, and he echoed the sentiments shared by the Minister.

‘140 years ago should we have put the city somewhere else? Maybe. But this is where we put the city of Calgary, and so the only viable option is to build the Springbank off-stream reservoir.’

Clark added that hopefully this deal would quiet some opposition and spur other landowners in Rocky View to allow the purchases.”

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Calling for a review of The Election Commissioner’s budget

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 | Alberta Party, Calgary-Elbow, Greg In The News, Press Release

The Alberta’s Elections Commissioner is conducting an unprecedented number of investigations. Today I asked for the committee that oversees his budget to ensure his office has the resources he needs to do his job.

“I have written to MLA Shepherd asking that the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices review the budget allocation for the Election Commissioner, both for this fiscal year as well as the next fiscal year.

The commissioner is currently dealing with a number of investigations into possible misconduct, and my concern is that the number and complexity of these investigations could be taxing the limited resources they have available.

It is incredibly important that Albertans are able to trust the integrity of the democratic process, and properly funding the office of the Election Commissioner is part of ensuring that trust.”

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Encouraged by Progress on Flood Mitigation

Friday, February 1st, 2019 | Alberta Party, Calgary-Elbow, Greg In The News

“Springbank is the only viable project that will protect downtown Calgary, human life, taxpayer-funded infrastructure and river communities,” said Clark. “I’m hopeful this will create momentum for a project that has taken far longer than anyone hoped.”

Clark noted that the acquisition respects the history the landowners have with this property and ensures existing ranching operations can continue.

“The Robinson family deserves thanks for recognizing that Albertans are in this together,” said Clark. “I’m pleased to see the purchase agreement honours the family’s long history on the land and preserves their cattle business, along with heritage buildings.

“But we’re not there yet. The regulatory process is moving very slowly, and the government needs to work as quickly as possible to get this project built and to see our community protected,” said Clark.

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Best Opposition MLA of 2018

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 | Alberta Party, Calgary-Elbow, Greg In The News

For the second year in a row, I’d like to thank the readers of daveberta.ca for voting me as Best Opposition MLA again. I’m truly humbled by the support of readers and Albertans.

http://daveberta.ca/2018/12/the-winners-best-of-alberta-politics-2018-survey/

Best Opposition MLA of 2018: Greg Clark, Alberta Party MLA for Calgary-Elbow

For a second year in a row, Greg Clark has been voted Alberta’s Best Opposition MLA. With 54.1 percent of the vote, Clark placed ahead of Freedom Conservative Party leader and Strathmore-BrooksMLA Derek Fildebrandt, with 34.4 percent, and United Conservative Party leader and Calgary-Lougheed MLA Jason Kenney, with 11.4 percent.

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Greg Clark and The Alberta Party calls for a curtailment of oil production

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Alberta Party, Featured, Greg In The News

“The Alberta Party’s Greg Clark says the current price of bitumen is creating a ‘national crisis,’ calling for a royalty holiday until oil prices improve.

Clark says it would only be a short-term solution.

‘Desperate times call for desperate measures,’ Clark told 660 NEWS. ‘We are literally giving away our most valuable natural resource for free, I think it’s time for the provincial government to consider curtailing production for at least a short period of time, to increase prices and keep Albertans working.’

The Calgary-Elbow MLA says it’s not about sending a message: it’s about the economics surrounding supply and demand.

‘If you reduce supply, you will increase the price,’ he said. ‘What really needs to happen, longer-term of course, we need to build pipelines. We need them urgently, we’ve needed them for a long time and both the provincial and federal governments have really let us down in land-locking Alberta’s oil.’

He says the dramatic steps would ensure Albertans get the best oil prices possible.

‘The differential in the price that Alberta gets is $40 lower than what we see as the headline price for WTI,’ Clark said. ‘This week Alberta’s heavy oil was trading at $13 dollars a barrel… that is half the price of Coca-Cola at the same volume. It’s just insane that we’re getting so little.’

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