A motion on Alberta’s carbon tax will be getting a lot of discussion as the Wildrose party meets in Red Deer this weekend.
Delegates will be debating a number of policy resolutions, including one that calls for repealing the NDP government’s levy that takes effect in the new year.
Another motion calls for public money not to be used for reimbursing candidates in election campaigns.
Earlier this year, the N-D-P majority on an all-party committee passed a motion to reimburse half the money spent by political candidates.
Meanwhile the Wildrose wants to see Alberta treated more fairly when it comes to equalization payments.
The independent report commissioned by the party has found Alberta has sent between $20 and $28 billion more to Ottawa every year over the past decade than it received back in transfers, benefits and other spending.
The report found between 2007 and 2014, Alberta made a $190 billion net contribution to the federal government.
Recommendations in the report include re-evaluating what exactly the constitutional obligations are under the current equalization system, and restructuring how the equalization formula is measured and spent.
Wildrose Leader Brian Jean says he plans to introduce a motion in the Legislature later this fall calling on the government to conduct its own review and negotiate a better deal for Alberta.