Category: Politics

  • Ambitious Legislative Agenda for Next Session

    Ambitious Legislative Agenda for Next Session

    The second Session of the 30th Legislature will convene on Feb. 25. Alberta’s MLAs will return to the Legislature for a Speech from the Throne which will outline the government’s legislative agenda for the year ahead. It promises to be another busy and engaging sitting. Government will continue to focus on creating jobs, expanding the province’s […]

  • Two Upcoming Fair Deal Panel Town Halls

    Two Upcoming Fair Deal Panel Town Halls

    Alberta’s Fair Deal Panel will hold its next two town hall meetings in Airdrie and Medicine Hat on Jan. 16 and Jan. 17. The Fair Deal Panel is consulting Albertans on how best to define and secure a fair deal for the province. The panel members are exploring ideas that give the province a bigger […]

  • Arbitration Awards: Minister Toews

    Arbitration Awards: Minister Toews

    President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Travis Toews issued the following statement about two arbitration decisions of no wage increases involving the Alberta Teachers Association and the United Nurses of Alberta. “These independent public sector wage arbitration outcomes reflect the current economic realities in the province. The decisions align with the crucial need […]

  • Response to UN Committee: Minister Savage

    Response to UN Committee: Minister Savage

    Minister of Energy Sonya Savage issued the following statement on the recommendation of the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to stop work on major resource projects: “With all the injustice in the world, it’s beyond rich that the unelected, unaccountable United Nations would seemingly single out Canada – one of the […]

  • Methane Emissions Equivalency: Ministers Savage, Nixon

    Methane Emissions Equivalency: Ministers Savage, Nixon

    Energy Minister Sonya Savage and Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon issued the following statement regarding Alberta’s efforts to gain methane emissions equivalency from the federal government: “We are confident that Alberta has a strong regulatory framework to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector that will meet incoming federal standards. Having our […]

  • Softwood Lumber Decision: Ministers Dreeshen and Fir

    Softwood Lumber Decision: Ministers Dreeshen and Fir

    Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen and Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism Tanya Fir issued the following statements on softwood lumber: “We are disappointed with the U.S. International Trade Commission’s finding that Canadian softwood lumber hurts the U.S. industry. Alberta will continue to support Canada in defending our forest sector through litigation […]

  • Federal Carbon Tax: Statement from Minister Schweitzer

    Federal Carbon Tax: Statement from Minister Schweitzer

    Alberta’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer provides the following statement on the imposition of the federal government’s carbon tax: “Tomorrow Ottawa imposes its carbon tax on our province, forcing Albertans to pay more to fill their tanks and heat their homes. And since so much of what Albertans use in modern day […]

  • Finance Ministers’ Meeting: Minister Toews

    Finance Ministers’ Meeting: Minister Toews

    President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Travis Toews issued the following statement on the federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers’ meeting: “Over the last two days, I joined with my colleagues from across the country at this year’s federal, provincial, territorial finance ministers’ meeting. It is a great privilege for me to represent […]

  • More Promises Kept During Fall Session

    More Promises Kept During Fall Session

    Seven months into government’s mandate, 162 out of 375 commitments are met or well underway. This fall, an ambitious legislative agenda and a budget built for the times helped government meet more campaign promises to get Albertans back to work, renew our economy and make life better for all Albertans. “We’re only 12 per cent […]

  • Pro Resource Coalition Calls on Feds to Restore Confederation & Support Natural Resource Families

    Pro Resource Coalition Calls on Feds to Restore Confederation & Support Natural Resource Families

    Grassroots coalition calls on Federal Government to support and implement a ‘Canadian New Deal’ Canada, December 12, 2019 – five Canadian pro resource, pro development, grassroots organizations have come together in an effort to call on the federal government to restore the balance to confederation by implementing 12 very reasonable and achievable measures. In doing so […]

  • Signing of CUSMA: Statement from Minister Fir

    Signing of CUSMA: Statement from Minister Fir

    Economic Development, Trade and Tourism Minister Tanya Fir issued the following statement on the signing of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement: “Free trade is vital to Alberta’s economy, and I am pleased to see that the federal government has concluded negotiations with the United States and Mexico on a new agreement. “Our trading relationship with the […]

  • Could President Trump be Impeached and Convicted – but also Reelected?

    Could President Trump be Impeached and Convicted – but also Reelected?

    By Austin Sarat, Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science, Amherst College With impeachment hearings underway into President Donald Trump’s conduct, America has sailed into largely uncharted waters. While there have been demands for the impeachment of many presidents, just three previous ones – Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton – have faced formal impeachment inquiries, and the Senate convicted none of […]

  • John Barlow, MP for Foothills, Appointed as Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

    John Barlow, MP for Foothills, Appointed as Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

    OTTAWA – Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Official Opposition, has appointed John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Foothills as Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. John Barlow previously held the role as Associate Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food as well as Shadow Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. Shortly after his appointment, […]

  • Premiers Back Key Parts of Alberta’s Fair Deal Plan

    Premiers Back Key Parts of Alberta’s Fair Deal Plan

    All of Canada’s Premiers back key aspects of Alberta’s fair deal plan. This includes support for retroactive reform of the Fiscal Stabilization Program and changes to the new federal Environmental Impact Act (Bill C-69). The Premiers agreed the Fiscal Stabilization Program must be strengthened to make it more responsive to economic downturns in resource markets. The agreement […]

  • Promoting Alberta’s Natural Gas: Associate Minister Nally

    Promoting Alberta’s Natural Gas: Associate Minister Nally

    Associate Minister of Natural Gas Dale Nally issued the following statement on his recent visit to Asia: “Last week, I met with leaders across government and industry in Japan and South Korea to share one message: Alberta is open for business and is a place the world can turn to for a source of clean, […]