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UCP Leadership Survey

August 18, 2017
UCP Leadership Survey

In July 2017, we surveyed our supporters across Alberta to determine their priorities for the province.

Based on that feedback we then developed a "Taxpayers' Agenda for Alberta" - a list of ten priorities for the province.

In early August we asked the four candidates running for leader of the United Conservative Party of Alberta – Jeff Callaway, Brian Jean, Jason Kenney and Doug Schweitzer – where they stand on the issues identified in the Taxpayers' Agenda for Alberta. Below are their responses (grouped by question):

1) Will you balance the budget by 2021-22 without raising taxes? (Responses - click here)


2) Will you eliminate the carbon tax within 100 days of taking office? (Responses - 
click here)


3) Will you expand the Alberta Taxpayer Protection Act so that no new major taxes or tax hikes to major taxes can be imposed without a referendum? (Responses - 
click here)


4) Will you commit to bringing back Alberta’s 10% single rate personal income tax? (Responses - 
click here)


5) Will you end all corporate welfare in Alberta? (Responses - 
click here)


6) Will you push the federal government to reform equalization using all means available? (Responses - click here)


7) Will you introduce and pass MLA recall legislation? (Responses - click here)


8) Will you eliminate unnecessary government employee positions, cut government employees’ salaries by 10% and put new employees in a less costly pension plan (defined contribution)? (Responses - click here)


9) Will you lead by example to reduce spending – eliminating MLAs’ car-related perks and ability to expense both per-kilometre mileage and gas for travel? (Responses - click here)


10) Will you refuse to grant new taxing powers to municipalities and repeal any new taxing powers approved by the current government (without taxpayers approving the change through a referendum)? (Responses - click here)

By
on August 21, 2017
Good morning. I am so pleased with the work you have done to let us know where our candidates stand on these issued. This is just another reason everyone should support this organization.

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By
on August 21, 2017
They all agree the civil service pay, perks, & golden pensions are out of control, but they still do not intend to roll them back as much as they were rolled forward. Still hedging their bets from Mafioso Union members for votes.

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By Neil B
on August 21, 2017
Most of these responses are good. One of the candidates have lost my support completely. I will wait speak more on that for now.

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By Maryann Smith
on August 21, 2017
Thank you very much! I found this to be very useful information.

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By BaconEggsYum
on August 21, 2017
I was leaning towards Doug S but his stance on MLA recall legislation- NO - is curious. Think I'll jump ship to Jean unless he has a good explanation

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