Five things the Alberta NDP have promised

Five things the Alberta NDP have promised

A look at some of the Alberta NDP’s key platform planks

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EDMONTON —The NDP have won a majority in Alberta. What could Alberta look like moving forward?

Leader Rachel Notley campaigned on having the wealthy pay more to fund better health care and education. Here’s a look at some of the party’s key platform planks:

1. A Resource Owners’ Rights Commission to review the royalties oil companies pay to the province with any amount earned above the current rates going into savings.

2. A boost in the corporate tax rate to 12 per cent from 10 per cent and an increase in the minimum wage to $15 and hour by 2018.

3. More tax brackets on high earners than the Tories are proposing: A 12 per cent tax rate on income between $125,000 to $150,000; 13 per cent on income between $150,000 to $200,000; 14 per cent between $200,000 and $300,000 and 15 per cent over $300,000. The NDP also plans to roll back the Tory health levy.

4. The creation of 2,000 long-term care spaces over four years.

5. A ban both corporate and union donations to political parties.

Related reading: 

Paul Wells: How a down-to-earth politician capitalized on an extraordinary moment in Alberta 

Colby Cosh: Why the Orange Revolution is not about Rachel Notley

Election fallout: Jim Prentice steps down as leader — and as an MLA

Andrew Leach: On the Alberta NDP and energy policy 

Meet the new premier: What you need to know about Rachel Notley

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Five things the Alberta NDP have promised

  1. I am wondering when will those policies within the NDP’s platform being implemented? Do NDP have the ability to revoke the budget tabled by PC in March?

  2. Number five is the reason why I vote for the NDP.
    The only major party that wants to bring in election and campaign funding reform.