Category: Politics

  • Meeting with Chrystia Freeland: Premier Kenney

    Meeting with Chrystia Freeland: Premier Kenney

    Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement on his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland: “Today, I was pleased to speak with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. I explained the deep frustration Albertans are feeling over federal policies that are failing our province and the urgent need for action to support the Alberta economy, because a strong […]

  • Andrew Scheer Announces Conservative House of Commons Leadership Team

    Andrew Scheer Announces Conservative House of Commons Leadership Team

    OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today announced the appointment of a strong, diverse team to lead the Conservative Caucus in the 43rd Parliament. “I am incredibly proud to work with these experienced and dedicated Conservative Members of Parliament,” said Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. “This is the team […]

  • Standing up for Alberta: Minister Savage

    Standing up for Alberta: Minister Savage

    Minister of Energy Sonya Savage issued the following statement on Ecojustice’s legal challenge of the public inquiry into foreign funding of anti-Alberta energy campaigns: “For far too long there have been concerns about foreign-funded campaigns discrediting Alberta’s oil and gas jobs. I personally worked in the pipeline industry from 2005 to 2018. During this time, […]

  • New Federal Cabinet: Statement from Premier Kenney

    New Federal Cabinet: Statement from Premier Kenney

    Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement in response to the unveiling of the new federal cabinet: “Congratulations to all new and returning cabinet ministers in the Trudeau government. “With no ministers from Alberta, I hope that ministers with portfolios of especially urgent interest to our province will listen to Albertans, take our concerns seriously, […]

  • Prime Minister Welcomes New Cabinet

    Prime Minister Welcomes New Cabinet

    On election day, Canadians chose to continue moving forward. From coast to coast to coast, people chose to invest in their families and communities, create good middle class jobs, and fight climate change while keeping our economy strong and growing. Canadians sent the message that they want us to work together to make progress on […]

  • Scheer Blasts Blanchet, Trudeau for Divisive Attacks on Western Canada

    Scheer Blasts Blanchet, Trudeau for Divisive Attacks on Western Canada

    Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued a statement on Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet’s comments yesterday following his meeting with Justin Trudeau: “Mr. Blanchet’s comments yesterday toward western Canada were both insulting and completely disingenuous. “Insulting because he accused westerners of faking a unity crisis […]

  • Former Climate Plan Harmful to Alberta Economy

    Former Climate Plan Harmful to Alberta Economy

    A new government report reveals the damaging impacts of the former government’s carbon tax. The Economic Assessment of Climate Policy in Alberta highlights the effects of the now-repealed carbon tax on the province’s economy, and the potential costs of the federal government’s carbon price if it were applied in Alberta. The report shows that if the former […]

  • Premier Texas-bound to Spur Energy Investment

    Premier Texas-bound to Spur Energy Investment

    Premier Jason Kenney will tell U.S. investors during a Nov. 18-21 mission to Texas why they should bank on Alberta’s reliable, safe and ethical energy sector. In Houston and Dallas, Premier Kenney will speak with investors and business leaders to reaffirm Alberta’s position as a critical supplier of energy resources to Texas and North America. […]

  • Alberta Strengthens Ties with Pacific Northwest

    Alberta Strengthens Ties with Pacific Northwest

    Richard Gotfried, MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek, will represent Alberta at the upcoming economic leadership forum in Seattle, Wash.  Gotfried will attend the Nov. 17-19 Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) winter meeting on behalf of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism Minister Tanya Fir. He will convey government’s commitment to improve market access for Alberta’s abundant and […]

  • Scheer Lays Out Conservative Priorities for Throne Speech in Meeting with Trudeau

    Scheer Lays Out Conservative Priorities for Throne Speech in Meeting with Trudeau

    Ottawa, ON (November 12, 2019) – During a meeting with Justin Trudeau today, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer outlined his priorities for the upcoming speech from the throne. Last week, Scheer called on Trudeau to immediately recall Parliament to deal with four pressing policy areas – keeping Canada strong and united, helping Canadians get ahead, restoring ethics and […]

  • New Balancing Pool Chair Appointed

    New Balancing Pool Chair Appointed

    Energy Minister Sonya Savage has appointed Greg Clark to lead the Balancing Pool board of directors. Clark is an entrepreneur who co-founded a successful technology-based professional services organization and led some of Calgary’s largest content management, records management and compliance implementations in Canada’s energy, oil and gas industry. He is an active community volunteer and […]

  • Wexit Goes Thermonuclear, Alberta Separation Imminent

    Wexit Goes Thermonuclear, Alberta Separation Imminent

    With the impending federal registration of Wexit Canada as an official political party with Elections Canada, the political conditions for Alberta’s peaceful and lawful secession from Canada have finally been met.  This is for the following 4 reasons: a) The increasing trend of Ontario voters to elect Liberal members of parliament will ensure that the Conservative Party […]

  • Green Leader Resigns

    Green Leader Resigns

    “Effective today, I am no longer leader of the Green Party of Canada. I wanted to choose a moment when we had a lot of success before leaving.” – Elizabeth May (November 4, 2019) About Elizabeth May In June 2006, Elizabeth stepped down as Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada, a post she […]

  • Six New Bills have Received Royal Assent

    Six New Bills have Received Royal Assent

    Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell granted royal assent to six new government bills on Wednesday Oct. 30, 2019. The bills deal with issues ranging from creating opportunities for Indigenous Albertans, modernizing public land frameworks to protecting children and potential victims of domestic abuse. “Government is making life better for Albertans, one piece of legislation at a time. We […]

  • Public Sector Wage Restraint: Minister Toews

    Public Sector Wage Restraint: Minister Toews

    Travis Toews, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, issued the following statement on the continuation of 2019 public-sector wage arbitrations: “As promised, 2019 public-sector wage arbitrations will continue after Oct. 31 with an updated monetary mandate that reflects the reality of Alberta’s growing debt and the unacceptable deficit this government inherited. “The revised […]