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Wildrose leader wants Alta. government to hold jobs summit immediately

Brian Jean calls on NDP to hold emergency meeting to "bring stability back to the market"

January 20, 2016  by The Canadian Press

CALGARY—Wildrose Leader Brian Jean is once again asking the NDP for an emergency meeting to discuss Alberta’s current economic woes.

He wants a jobs summit to evaluate the impact of current government policies on small business and Alberta’s energy sector, and to propose solutions that would help the overall economy.

Jean says he knows exactly where he would start when it comes to government decisions.

He says the NDP should dump its idea for a royalty review, but if one is going to proceed it should be down immediately “so we bring stability back to the market.”


Jean says the government should invite small business leaders, energy experts, leaders from the charitable sector and all-party representatives to the summit.