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A fight is brewing over Alberta K 12 curriculum overhaul after United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney canada goose uk shop vowed this past weekend a UCP government would halt the review.

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Kenney called the $64 Canada Goose Parka million review an canada goose outlet rewrite during a speech at the UCP pre election conference in Edmonton. Over the weekend, he rolled out a number of platform points, ranging from the repeal of controversial farm safety legislation to ending wind and solar power subsidies.

buy canada goose uk But his promise to stop the NDP flagship curriculum review spurred Eggen to accuse Kenney of trying to score political points. isn constructive criticism, it a drive by shooting on our curriculum and our kids education. Jason Kenney really should Canada Goose Outlet be ashamed, Eggen told reporters Sunday. working on basic skills, numeracy, computational thinking, financial literacy, computer coding, he said, calling Kenney plan province plans to complete the review by 2022 and estimated it has cost about $20 million so far. buy canada goose uk

Kenney clarified in a media availability late Sunday afternoon. agree with the NDP the curriculum does need to be updated and modernized, he said, adding a future government could keep parts of the review alive.

He said that a UCP government would launch extensive consultations to create curriculum that will Canada Goose Jackets have a strong emphasis on foundational competencies. October, Kenney said he didn’t want a UCP government to get “bogged down” with public consultations and touted swift canada goose clearance changes.

Kenney also touted expanding school choice, saying the canada goose black friday sale UCP will consider removing the cap on charter schools. Currently in Alberta there is a government imposed cap allowing 15 charter schools to operate at one time.

be clear, we will not be proposing an increase in the per capita subsidy that goes to students in independent schools, he said.

Pre election conference draws 500Around 500 people attended the UCP conference at the Edmonton Expo Centre, where Kenney delivered a Canada Goose Coats On Sale speech that touched on the economy, public services and Alberta strained relationship with the federal government.

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Kenney said the first three pieces of legislation a UCP government would introduce would repeal the carbon tax, change labour rules and repeal farm safety legislation.

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Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier tweeted Saturday that uk canada goose outlet repealing Bill 6 would hurt workers.

this would undermine workplace safety, all the hard work of our stakeholders over the past several yrs (sic), he tweeted.

Ending solar and wind subsidiesKenney also announced Sunday a UCP government would take subsidies for wind powered and solar powered electricity off the table if elected.

The NDP has been pushing to increase renewable electricity generation in Alberta, setting a target for renewable energy to make up 30 per cent of electricity generation by 2030. Earlier this week, the province boasted that 2018 marked the first year when less than half of the Alberta’s electricity was coal powered.

it requires a subsidy, we won do it, Kenney said. lot of this stuff is right now being subsidized by the carbon tax which we scrapping on Day 1 of the legislature. said there would be no subsidies for sources of power that cost more than market rate.

canada goose outlet black friday more wind and solar can come onto the grid canada goose coats on sale by competing on a buy canada goose jacket market basis with other forms of power production, we absolutely embrace that, he said. canada goose outlet black friday

canada goose shop prague Pay cuts for MLAs, premierOn Sunday, Kenney also promised the UCP would cut MLA canada goose factory sale salaries by five per cent. The premier salary would be reduced by 10 per cent. canada goose shop prague

thought the premier should take a larger cut because the premier gets the largest pay cheque in the legislature, he said. our intention that this would continue until the budget is balanced. that point, a UCP government would appoint an independent panel to provide advice on compensation levels, he said.

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