CALGARY - Alberta's Wildrose party says it would abolish the province's human rights commission and replace it with something more efficient.

Leader Danielle Smith is proposing a new branch of the courts that would deal solely with human rights complaints.

She says it would do away with what she calls frivolous complaints and allow people with legitimate beefs to be represented by human rights advocates for free.

The cost of the new court system would be similar to the $5.2 million spent on the human rights commission now.


The Wildrose justice policy also calls for reintroducing work programs in provincial jails with an eye to teaching inmates job skills.

Smith says a Wildrose government would push to end house sentences for violent crimes and for convicted criminals to financially compensate their victims.

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