Category: Politics

  • Supporting Alberta’s Relaunch in the Legislature

    Supporting Alberta’s Relaunch in the Legislature

    Alberta MLAs returned to the legislature today to debate legislation that will make life better for Albertans as the economy recovers from COVID-19. Last week, Government House Leader Jason Nixon asked Speaker Nathan Cooper to recall MLAs to the chamber and a 2020 spring sitting calendar was drawn up for the first time since the beginning of […]

  • Peaceful Protests During COVID-19: Premier Kenney

    Peaceful Protests During COVID-19: Premier Kenney

    Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement about peaceful protests during the COVID-19 pandemic: (May 11, 2020) “The right to peaceful protest is a fundamental right that includes both the freedoms of speech and assembly. We understand that a number of peaceful protests have occurred outside the legislature since a public health emergency was invoked, […]

  • Statement: Liberal Gun Ban an Assault on Canadian Democracy and Targets Law-Abiding Owners

    Statement: Liberal Gun Ban an Assault on Canadian Democracy and Targets Law-Abiding Owners

    John Barlow, MP Foothills FOOTHILLS, AB – The Liberal government has announced major firearms policy changes in the middle of a global pandemic which do absolutely nothing to address the real problem – gun violence and illegal weapons smuggled into Canada. This is wrong.  Worse yet, they did so without debate, without scrutiny and without […]

  • John Barlow Responds to Federal Government’s Funding for Agriculture

    John Barlow Responds to Federal Government’s Funding for Agriculture

    John Barlow, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Richard Lehoux, Associate Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, issued the following statement regarding the Trudeau government’s failure to provide new funding to support the agriculture sector: “Yesterday, the Trudeau Liberals claimed they were supporting the agriculture sector, but we have since learned that the funding […]

  • Statement on Federal Firearms Ban

    Statement on Federal Firearms Ban

    Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer issued the following statement: “The Government of Alberta is concerned about all crime, including the illegal use of firearms. Today’s order by Ottawa does little to target criminals. Instead, Ottawa is singling out law-abiding Canadians who purchased their property legally, have owned […]

  • Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Guidelines for Democracy During COVID-19: How Does Canada Measure Up?

    Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Guidelines for Democracy During COVID-19: How Does Canada Measure Up?

    This week the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association released its Toolkit for Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and delivering parliamentary democracy. The CPA includes all 180 Parliaments across the Commonwealth. Canadian MP and Speaker of the House Anthony Rota is its President. The next annual meeting will be in Nova Scotia.  The COVID-19 Toolkit highlights best practices […]

  • Emergency Management Act Amended for Further Clarity

    Emergency Management Act Amended for Further Clarity

    Government is taking immediate action to address the need to provide greater clarity and improved coordination between local and provincial response efforts by amending the Emergency Management Act. The amendments were developed in consultation with the cities of Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer, and will help the province effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposed amendments […]

  • MP Rempel Garner Statement on Industry Committee Reconvening

    MP Rempel Garner Statement on Industry Committee Reconvening

    Calgary, AB (April 11, 2020) – Today, Hon. Michelle Rempel Garner, Shadow Minister for Industry and Economic Development, issued the following statement regarding the motion in the House of Commons today that will enable the Standing Committee on Industry, Science, and Technology to meet: “Nearly two weeks ago I began pushing to have the House […]

  • OPEC Meeting: Statement from Minister Savage

    OPEC Meeting: Statement from Minister Savage

    Minister of Energy Sonya Savage issued the following statement on yesterday’s OPEC+ meeting: “Yesterday Alberta participated in a video meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). “We are cautiously pleased to see that OPEC+ has agreed to reduce production by 10 million barrels per day. “During the past weeks, we have met […]

  • Fair Vote Canada Appeals to Party Leaders to Cooperate

    Fair Vote Canada Appeals to Party Leaders to Cooperate

    Fair Vote Canada is appealing for parties to step up collaboration and cooperation during the COVID-19 crisis, calling on Canadians to add their names in support. “The critical months ahead in Canada will put our leaders to the test, forcing them to choose between the old habits of power-hoarding and partisan point-scoring, or working together for […]

  • Legislature to Reconvene to Discuss Legislation Supporting Albertans

    Legislature to Reconvene to Discuss Legislation Supporting Albertans

    Government House Leader Jason Nixon will call Alberta MLAs back to the legislature on Tuesday, March 31, to debate important legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting Albertans, and the province’s economic future. “These are unprecedented and challenging times for Albertans, but our government is here to guide our province through the COVID-19 pandemic with […]

  • Expanded Role for Associate Minister Nally

    Expanded Role for Associate Minister Nally

    Dale Nally has been sworn in as Alberta’s Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity. The Associate Minister will now be responsible for overseeing Alberta’s electricity sector – in addition to natural gas and petrochemicals. The effective operation of Alberta’s natural gas and electricity systems is critical for our province’s health-care response to the COVID-19 […]

  • To the Cliff’s Edge and Back

    To the Cliff’s Edge and Back

    (March 24, 2020) Fair Vote Canada is greatly relieved that the government appears to be backing down on its unseemly power grab in response to the COVID-19 crisis. As a movement dedicated to improving democratic governance in Canada, one of Fair Vote Canada’s main concerns is the phenomenon of false-majority governments: governments with virtually unbridled […]

  • Alberta Liberal Party: We Can Get Through This Together

    Alberta Liberal Party: We Can Get Through This Together

    David Khan, Leader of the Alberta Liberal Party On behalf of the Alberta Liberal Party, I hope you are all staying well during these extremely difficult times. Albertans are facing an unprecedented global crisis. The entire world will be impacted for months and possibly years. It’s vital that we do all we can to stay […]

  • Alberta to Focus on Jobs, Health, Economy at First Ministers’ Meeting

    Alberta to Focus on Jobs, Health, Economy at First Ministers’ Meeting

    Premier Jason Kenney will emphasize job protection and economic relief for workers and employers threatened by COVID-19 and the international oil price war as he joins federal, provincial and territorial leaders in Ottawa at the First Ministers’ Meeting. “Alberta and Canada are currently in uncharted territory, facing an economic crisis complicated by a public health threat, […]