Rachel Notley

Rachel Notley

MLA For Edmonton-Strathcona

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Spring 2018 - Bill 1: The Energy Diversification Act Spring 2018 - Bill 6: Gaming And Liquor Statutes Amendment Act (cannabis) Spring 2018 - Bill 5: An Act to Strengthen Financial Security for Persons with Disabilities Spring 2018 - Bill 2: Growth and Diversification Act Spring 2017 - Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees Spring 2017 - Bill 2: An Act to Remove Barriers for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence Spring 2017 - Bill 3: Voluntary Blood Donations Act Spring 2017 - Bill 6: Northland School Division Act Spring 2017 - Bill 7: An Act to Enhance Post-Secondary Academic Bargaining Spring 2017 - Bill 8: An Act to Strengthen Municipal Government Spring 2017 - Bill 9: Marketing of Agricultural Products Amendment Act (MAPA) Spring 2017 - Bill 11: Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Amendment Act, 2017 Spring 2017 - Bill 12: New Home Buyer Protection Amendment Act Spring 2017 - Bill 13: Securities Amendment Act, 2017 Spring 2017 - Bill 14: An Act to Support Orphan Well Rehabilitation Spring 2017 - Bill 15: Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2017 Spring 2017 - Bill 16: An Act to Cap Electricity Rates Spring 2017 - Bill 17: Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act Spring 2017 - Bill 18: Child Protection and Accountability Act Spring 2017 - Bill 205: Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Act Spring 2017 - Bill 203: Alberta Standard Time Act Spring 2015 - Bill 1: An Act to Renew Democracy in Alberta Spring 2015 - Bill 2: An Act to Restore Fairness to Public Revenue Fall 2015 - Bill 5: Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act Fall 2015 - Bill 6: Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act Fall 2015 - Bill 7: Alberta Human Rights Amendment Act, 2015 Fall 2015 - Bill 8: Public Education Collective Bargaining Act Fall 2016 - Bill 21: Modernized Municipal Government Act Fall 2016 - Bill 24: Forest and Prairie Protection Amendment Act Fall 2016 - Bill 25: Oil Sands Emissions Limit Act Fall 2016 - Bill 26: Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Day Act Fall 2016 - Bill 27: Renewable Electricity Act Fall 2016 - Bill 29: Vital Statistics and Life Events Modernization Act Fall 2016 - Bill 30: Investing in a Diversified Alberta Economy Act Fall 2016 - Bill 31: Agencies, Boards and Commissions Review Statutes Amendment Act Fall 2016 - Bill 32: Credit Union Amendment Act Fall 2016 - Bill 34: Electric Utilities Amendment Act, 2016 Fall 2016 - Bill 35: Fair Elections Financing Act Fall 2016 - Bill 36: An Act to Enhance Off-Highway Vehicle Safety Spring 2016 - Bill 1: Job Creation and Diversification Spring 2016 - Bill 4: Essential Services Spring 2016 - Bill 5: Seniors' Housing Spring 2016 - Bill 6: Securities Amendment Act, 2016 Spring 2016 - Bill 7: Electoral Boundaries Commission Amendment Act Spring 2016 - Bill 8: Fair Trading Amendment Act Spring 2016 - Bill 9: Enforcement of Provincial Offenses Spring 2016 - Bill 11: Alberta Research and Innovation Amendment Act Spring 2016 - Bill 12: Aboriginal Consultation Levy Repeal Act Spring 2016 - Bill 13: Veterinary Profession Amendment Act Spring 2016 - Bill 14: Health Professions Amendment Act Spring 2016 - Bill 15: An Act to End Predatory Lending Spring 2016 - Bill 16: Traffic Safety Amendment Act Spring 2016 - Bill 18: Independent Environmental Monitoring Spring 2016 - Bill 19: Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions Compensation Act Spring 2016 - Bill 20: Climate Leadership Implementation Act Spring 2016 - Bill 206: PTSD Awareness Day Spring 2016 - Bill 22: Repatriation of Indigenous Peoples’ Sacred Ceremonial Objects Fall 2016 - Bill 28: Public Health Amendment Act Spring 2016 - Bill 202: Affordable Housing Bill 203: Fair Trading Bill 204: Alberta Tourism Week Fall 2016 - Bill 207: Veterinary Profession (Clear and Timely Price Disclosure) Amendment Act Budget 2015 Fall 2016 - Bill 208: Occupational Health and Safety (Protection from Workplace Harassment) Spring 2018 -Bill 7: Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector Act Spring 2018 - Bill 9: Access to Abortion Services Act Spring 2018 - Bill 10: An Act to Enable Clean Energy Improvements Spring 2018 - Bill 11: Lobbyists Amendment Act Spring 2018 - Bill 12: Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act Spring 2018 - Bill 13: An Act to Secure Alberta’s Energy Future Spring 2018 - Bill 14: An Act to Empower Utility Consumers Spring 2018 - Bill 16: Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Amendment Act Fall 2018 - Bill 8: Emergency Management Act Fall 2018 - Bill 19: An Act to Improve the Affordability and Accessibility of Post-Secondary Education Fall 2018 - Bill 20: Securities Amendment Act Fall 2018 - Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients Fall 2018 - Bill 22: An Act for Strong Families Building Stronger Communities. Fall 2018 - Bill 23: An Act to Renew Local Democracy in Alberta Fall 2018 - Bill 24: An Act to Recognize AMA Representation Rights. Fall 2018 - Bill 27: An Act to recognize the Canyon Creek Pumped Storage Project Fall 2018 - Bill 26: An Act to Combat Poverty and Fight for Albertans with Disabilities Fall 2018 - Bill 27: Joint Governance of Public Sector Pension Plans Act. Fall 2018 - Bill 29: Public Sector Employee Relations Amendment Act Fall 2018 - Bill 30: Mental Health Services Protection Act Fall 2018 - Bill 32: City Charters Fiscal Framework Act Fall 2018 - Bill 32: City Charters Fiscal Framework Act Banning mandatory high heels in the workplace. Heroes Day Southeastern Alberta economy keeps growing Working to end sexual violence Home builder licensing and the PACE program Westhead Chairing Endangered Species Conservation Committee Fighting rural crime with real action Budget building an economy that works for everyone Caribou plan suspension is good news for local economy Rural crime hurts us all New strategy focuses on more policing, less paperwork Keeping our communities safe Diversification means prosperity Recognizing Alberta's Francophonie Alberta economy looking strong NDP looking for cost savings in government programs and agencies Making life better for working families in Alberta Investing in Alberta and finding efficiencies Celebrating diversity in Alberta Black Panther is a superhero for our times New courthouse and important investment Supporting Alberta's firefighters Alberta won't wait to support Indigenous children and families Alberta challenge is how to even out economic peaks and valleys Making life better for Albertans Climate Leadership Plan is working for Albertans Coal mine re-opening good news for Grande Cache Things are looking up in Alberta Making life better for central Alberta seniors A plan to deal with dementia STEP a program benefitting youth Bill 30 - Improving worker safety and compensation Effects of minimum wage and carbon levy hikes exaggerated NDP is focused on making Alberta's economy more diverse and stronger Alberta's economy and environment are two sides of the same coin Job creation on the rebound Reviewing the Fall Session Protecting consumers, honest businesses Correcting carbon levy fallacies Winter is here, and good things with it Economically, Alberta has lots to celebrate Health and holiday needs Continuing to grow the rural Alberta advantage Post-secondary, close to home Road to recovery begins in earnest Minister Anderson proud to support LGBTQ2+ youth New opioid centre, cannabis and Bill 24 NDP's Jobs Plan driving diversity and growth Focused on jobs, health, education Alberta government continues to invest in communities Remembering those we have lost Plenty of funding coming to Wetaskiwin-Camrose Provincial Budget Outlook 2017 Budget is About Making The Lives Of Albertans Better New provincial budget provides numerous benefits for Lethbridge MLA Report: Southeastern Alberta will benefit from renewable energy investments Budget 2017 benefits Sherwood Park Infrastructure investment makes life better for Whitecourt residents Spring session look ahead Spring session underway at Alberta Legislature Bill 1 will make lives better for Alberta families Setting the record straight on rumoured Edson ATV ban We won’t let our steady hand waver Breaking down the carbon levy on your bills Great ideas from Budget 2017 Sherwood Park consultations Is it time to do away with Daylight Saving Time? Celebrating Alberta families Setting the record straight on Bill 21-the Modernized Municipal Government Act Bioenergy gets a boost with government grant Investment in Alberta Celebrating local diversity and MLA update Energy efficiency programs will save Albertans money Supporting tomorrow's leaders Protecting Castle parks important for future generations It's not all Climate Leadership Plan takes action on climate change and protects economy Employment, industry at the forefront MLA Report: City needs community leaders who can see the opportunities 2017 promises to be an exciting year Sylvan Lake-area residents finally get better access to higher level medical services NDP is listening to all Albertans on formulating economic strategy Budget Consultations Increased capital expected to boost economy Sherwood Park MLA Update for January Moving towards a better economic future Driving innovation, diversification and job creation in 2017 Don't believe the fear-mongering about the carbon levy Celebrating Sherwood Park and the Holiday Spirit MLA Bob Wanner Year Ahead Government of Alberta is tackling the big issue of climate change Alberta Jobs Plan is Working New mini dialysis unit for Hinton supports rural patients Our government will continue to stand with producers Climate Leadership Plan is Justified Lethbridge MLA Fitzpatrick Update Pipelines would not have been possible without Climate Leadership. Power price cap will protect Albertans Hateful language is never acceptable Province taking action on bovine tuberculosis Alberta Jobs Plan drives diversification and growth All Albertans deserve to be free from harassment Busy time in the Legislature Improving farming efficiency Further help for the agricultural sector MLA Bruce Hinkley shares good news with his constituents Good jobs begin with a good education Small business means much to West Yellowhead Local small business deserves our support Saluting small business Alberta's Jobs Plan built with small business owners The entrepreneurial spirit of small business Celebrating Small Business MLA Update Lethbridge-East Lethbridge has many amazing people Family farms and small feedlots get loan support Transition from minimum wage is coming Update from the MLA MLA Report: Provincial government has certainly not forgotten Medicine Hat A living wage is good for families Calgary NDP MLA explains support for minimum wage hike A higher minimum wage has broad support. Looking back on a busy August Celebrating Calgary Pride Week Grants for Alberta Brewers a Recipe for Success Update from the MLA Drilling increases across Alberta under new royalty system Sherwood Park Update Wildrose putting politics before Albertans Fair election system necessary Cheers to Troubled Monk Raising minimum wage for lowest paid workers supports us all, states local MLA Election spending limits help democracy Please nominate for Alberta Volunteer Awards Power agreement court action intended to protect businesses 'Erin's Corner' From the Desk of MLA Erin Babcock Fallout of personal attacks FACT CHECK: Wildrose gets it wrong on PPAs, sides with electricity companies over Albertans Our Climate Leadership Plan Municipal guidelines changing A healthier economy and province Dignity for all occupations Laying a foundation of dignity and hope An update from Lethbridge-East and thoughts on minimum wage Closing the gap between Albertans MLA Marg McCuaig-Boyd recaps a year in the legislature We need to give working people and their families a hand up Raising the Bar for Everyone Everyone needs the means to provide for themselves and their families Canada Day is a perfect opportunity to remember our roots Workers Compensation Board review long overdue Alberta Jobs Plan something to be proud of Spring session very productive Good manners should extend to online political discourse, too Update from Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose NDP Calls on Brian Jean to take action as Wildrose Holodomor Comparison Resurfaces National Aboriginal Day 2016 Bill 19 will ensure consistency Province committed to leadership on climate change Carbon levy not just about carbon Reflecting on spring session A healthy environment and a healthy economy Better future promised for Albertans; Climate initiative is overdue Information on the Climate Leadership Plan Let's clear the air! Taking steps to tackle climate issues Carbon levy fair way to put a price on this type of pollution Albertans have risen to occasion Helping out those in need following the wildfires in Fort McMurray Coming together for Fort McMurray Province will not waver in commitment to fight wildfire The Alberta Jobs Plan will encourage job creation $15 minimum wage gives dignity to working Albertans Bill 4 is fair to unionized workers, employers and the general public Managing the right to strike while protecting essential services Providing for our seniors is a sound investment in Alberta’s future Proposed labour legislation ensures stability for public services in Alberta New legislation modernizes Alberta's labour laws Driving economic growth by investing in Alberta's highways MLA update to Mill Woods business community Job Posting: Edmonton-Meadowlark Constituency Office Assistant Alberta NDP Caucus Issues Statement Regarding the Passing of MLA Manmeet Bhullar
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What Rachel Notley's working on

Spring 2018 - Bill 1: The Energy Diversification Act

The Energy Diversification Act builds on Alberta’s energy strengths with initiatives that will create thousands of jobs, attract billions of dollars in private investment and secure our energy future through diversification and innovation. The government has committed up to $2 billion to leverage…

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Spring 2018 - Bill 6: Gaming And Liquor Statutes Amendment Act (cannabis)

Albertans’ health and safety will be top priority as the province looks to modernize the Gaming and Liquor Act before cannabis is legalized by the federal government. The amendments would give the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) the tools necessary to oversee and enforce…

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Spring 2018 - Bill 5: An Act to Strengthen Financial Security for Persons with Disabilities

The Act to Strengthen Financial Security for Persons with Disabilities will amend current Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) legislation to allow families, guardians and AISH recipients to set up trusts to provide for persons with disabilities without negatively affecting a person’s…

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Spring 2018 - Bill 2: Growth and Diversification Act

Bill 2: the Growth and Diversification Act will stimulate growth across sectors to create more jobs, more economic diversification and more training for the high-tech sector by leveraging existing programs and introducing new programs. The act will: create 3,000 new tech spaces in post-secondary institutions…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees

School fees for instructional supplies or materials or for eligible students taking the bus to their designated schools will be eliminated or reduced. The intent of this Bill is to amend the School Act, and to allow for the creation of new regulations. These regulations will set a clear definition for…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 2: An Act to Remove Barriers for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

Bill 2 will eliminate limitation periods for launching a civil claim related to sexual or domestic violence. Our government and caucus is committed to ensuring survivors of sexual and domestic violence are treated with dignity, compassion and respect. Every other common-law jurisdiction in Canada except…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 3: Voluntary Blood Donations Act

Government is introducing legislation that will ban paying individuals for blood donations. If it becomes law, the legislation will: Ban payment to an individual donor; Ban payment for blood donations advertising; Exempt Canadian Blood Service, so they may carry on with existing practices;…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 6: Northland School Division Act

Our NDP Caucus is committed to protecting and improving education in Northland School Division. Through the introduction of Bill 6, the Northland School Division Act, the government is taking the step of re-establishing an elected board of trustees during municipal elections this fall. If…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 7: An Act to Enhance Post-Secondary Academic Bargaining

We support the government's commitment to fair legislation that makes life better for hardworking Albertans and complies with the recent Supreme Court ruling. We believe in the collective bargaining process that respects both workers and employers.  While our government extended…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 8: An Act to Strengthen Municipal Government

Our government committed to open and accessible consultation with Albertans on the Modernized Municipal Government Act, and we took the time to do it right. A comprehensive review of the Municipal Government Act started in 2012 when the first set of amendments were tabled as the Municipal Government…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 9: Marketing of Agricultural Products Amendment Act (MAPA)

The Marketing of Agricultural Products Amendment Act,  (MAPA) 2017 gives back to Alberta's agricultural commissions the right to determine their own service charge model. These commissions are member-driven, and take on activities such as: product marketing and promotion trade missions to…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 11: Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Amendment Act, 2017

Our government wants to ensure that serious wrongdoings in the public sector are both reported and addressed.Often employees are the ones who see things going on that shouldn’t be, and they should be able to report serious problems without having to fear for their job security. This legislation…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 12: New Home Buyer Protection Amendment Act

The New Home Buyer Protection Amendment Act will do three important things to protect prospective home owners. It will: Establish a licensing system for home builders; Provide home buyers with information on home builders all in one place; and Protect people from negligent or unscrupulous builders…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 13: Securities Amendment Act, 2017

We already have strong organizations in Alberta like the Alberta Securities Commission. The ASC is mandated to protect investors and foster a fair and efficient Alberta capital market, and has statutory powers to compel attendance and the production of evidence during investigation and adjudication…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 14: An Act to Support Orphan Well Rehabilitation

Over half a million wells have been drilled in Alberta since drilling activities began. While over half are still active, there are a huge number of abandoned wells that require reclamation and remediation - approximately 87,000. The Orphan Well Association, an industry-funded group that takes responsibility…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 15: Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2017

The amendments in this bill will ensure government policy decisions are implemented and our tax legislation continues to be aligned with federal tax legislation. Our government is taking action to ensure that families who lose a loved one do not have to repay rebates or child benefit payments. …

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Spring 2017 - Bill 16: An Act to Cap Electricity Rates

The government committed to fixing Alberta’s broken electricity system. Prior to this government's efforts to restore stability, Alberta had the only fully deregulated electricity market. This market exposed consumers to vicious price swings and was no longer attracting investors.…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 17: Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act

Leave eligibility Compassionate care leave Maternity/parental leave Rest periods Compressed work weeks Deductions Minimum wage Overtime General holiday and general holiday pay Vacations and vacation pay Termination and temporary layoffs Youth employment For a full explanation please see Employment Standards…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 18: Child Protection and Accountability Act

Bill 18, the Child Protection and Accountability Act, will ensure every death in the child intervention system is investigated and that information and recommendations are made more readily available to all. The Bill will create a stronger, more effective Office of the Child and Youth Advocate,…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 205: Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Act

The final report of the PDD Safety Standard Consultations in 2016 identified and recommended that advocacy is critical within the PDD community to ensure that individuals with disabilities are supported to lead more fulfilling lives. The Advocate will have a mandate to: identify and study issues of…

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Spring 2015 - Bill 1: An Act to Renew Democracy in Alberta

Bill 1 was the first bill passed by the Alberta New Democrat government. It was also the first step in renewing the democratic system in our province.

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Spring 2015 - Bill 2: An Act to Restore Fairness to Public Revenue

Bill 2 will ask those who can afford to pay a bit more into our public services to do so, by eliminating the flat tax, and bringing in a progressive tax system.  

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Fall 2015 - Bill 5: Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act

Bill 5 was introduced to follow through on the commitment of government to increase transparency in public sector compensation.      

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Fall 2016 - Bill 21: Modernized Municipal Government Act

Municipalities in Alberta - whether large cities like Calgary and Edmonton, or rural municipalities with populations of less than 1,000 - are all governed through the Municipal Government Act. With over 700 sections, it is the province's second-largest piece of legislation. Every Albertan is directly…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 24: Forest and Prairie Protection Amendment Act

In 2016, Alberta wildfire crews fought more than 1,300 fires. This included the devastating 590,000-hectare wildfire that forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray and many surrounding communities in May, destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, shut down oil sands operations for a month and…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 25: Oil Sands Emissions Limit Act

Bill 25 proposes to put a hard limit on oil sands emissions. As part of the overall Climate Leadership Plan, this will create incentives for existing and new oil sands operations to create more oil (and more value for Albertans) with fewer carbon emissions per barrel. This is part of a plan that is…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 26: Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Day Act

MLA Jessica Littlewood introduced the Ukrainian-Canadian Heritage Day Act in the Legislature on November 2, 2016. This is from her speech introducing second reading. Bill 26 passed third reading the same day. "Today there are approximately 345,000 Albertans of Ukrainian descent in Alberta. Ukrainian…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 27: Renewable Electricity Act

The Renewable Energy Act and the Renewable Energy Program proposes a competitive and transparent regulatory framework for developing renewable energy. Industry is excited about the potential for investing in Alberta once the new regulatory framework is established. The Alberta New Democrat Caucus is…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 29: Vital Statistics and Life Events Modernization Act

Vital statistics are something that touch all of us at some point in our lives, whether registering a birth, getting married or dealing with a legal name change. Bill 29 supports and enables changes to the way Vital Statistics are created and managed in our province, and are an acknowledgement of the…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 30: Investing in a Diversified Alberta Economy Act

Bill 30 is legislation that will put into effect a suite of tax breaks for companies looking to invest in Alberta. Alberta's small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs will get better access to capital investments. During an economic downturn it is important to support new investment so…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 31: Agencies, Boards and Commissions Review Statutes Amendment Act

Bill 31 will give government the statutory authority to dissolve the Wildrose Foundation, the Seniors Advisory Council and the Government House Foundation. The Alberta New Democrat Caucus supports the work that is being done to ensure that public money is spent effectively... The work that these organizations…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 32: Credit Union Amendment Act

Credit unions are a big part of Alberta’s financial industry and our communities. Credit unions employ 3,300 Albertans full-time and serve more than 620,000 members through branches in 123 communities throughout the province. The amendments will: allow credit unions to broker insurance…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 34: Electric Utilities Amendment Act, 2016

The Electric Utilities Amendment Act will help move Alberta's electricity system closer to the systems in place in most of North America. ---- Bill 34 passed third reading in the Legislature on December 31, 2016.    

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Fall 2016 - Bill 35: Fair Elections Financing Act

This bill modernized Alberta's election financing rules and make sure that big money does not control our elections. What we all want is a fair, democratic and modern electoral system that doesn’t put special interests or wealthy donors ahead of Albertans. The previous election financing…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 36: An Act to Enhance Off-Highway Vehicle Safety

Bill 36 proposes to change the law around Off-Highway Vehicle safety requirements by requiring everybody to wear a helmet while operating or riding on OHVs on public land. It was created after extensive public consultation and consultation with OHV associations. It addresses a serious safety…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 1: Job Creation and Diversification

Albertans want and deserve a prosperous, vibrant economy. They want job opportunities for different skills and backgrounds in all regions of the province. Bill 1: Promoting Job Creation and Diversification Act supports working people and their families. It supports businesses in their efforts to create…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 4: Essential Services

Bill 4, An Act to Implement a Supreme Court Ruling Governing Essential Services, will modernize two key Alberta labour laws to reflect rulings by the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. Both courts found Alberta’s public sector strike prohibitions interfere…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 5: Seniors' Housing

Everyone deserves to live safely and with dignity, which is why we’ve made affordable, safe, appropriate housing a priority. The Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP) is one way we are addressing this issue. Seniors say that being able to stay at home for as long as they choose or…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 6: Securities Amendment Act, 2016

International securities markets and regulations constantly evolve. Bill 6 changes the Securities Act in ways that help harmonize our securities laws with those in other jurisdictions across Canada. It is critical that Alberta continuously reviews and updates its securities laws and regulations to keep…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 7: Electoral Boundaries Commission Amendment Act

This legislation allows for the appointment of an Electoral Boundaries Commission to review Alberta's electoral boundaries. Existing legislation would not allow for that to happen until July 31, 2017. Since the last provincial election was called one year early, this would not give the commission enough…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 8: Fair Trading Amendment Act

The Fair Trading Amendment Act is designed to bring regulatory organizations like the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) under the oversight of the Ministry of Service Alberta. The mandate of AMVIC was to oversee automobile sales and service. Concerns have been raised in the…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 9: Enforcement of Provincial Offenses

Bill 9 amends the Provincial Offenses Procedure Act and the Traffic Safety Act in order to streamline and simplify how we manage provincial laws and bylaws. These amendments will help protect vulnerable Albertans and make our ticketing process more efficient. The first amendment will end the outdated…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 11: Alberta Research and Innovation Amendment Act

The implementation of Bill 11 would merge four separate existing Alberta Innovates corporations into one. The new entity will be leaner and will facilitate the creation of a more responsive research and innovation system. ---- Bill 11 passed third reading on May 19, 2016 and came into force on…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 12: Aboriginal Consultation Levy Repeal Act

Bill 22, the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act, was developed and passed in 2013. First Nation leaders stated that they had not been properly consulted in the development of the Bill. The Alberta government has stated that it wishes to engage with First Nations to enhance their consultation…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 13: Veterinary Profession Amendment Act

The Veterinary Profession Amendment Act will ensure the highest standards are followed by Registered Veterinary Technologists, by allowing them to participate in the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association and by bringing them within the governance structure of that organization. ---- Bill 14 passed…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 14: Health Professions Amendment Act

The Health Professions Act of 2001 provided for professional standards of practice and established common procedures for such things as handling complaints and disciplinary action. Bill 14 will add Physician Assistants under the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and add Medical Diagnostic…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 15: An Act to End Predatory Lending

In the fall 0f 2015 the government conducted extensive consultations across the province, and found that Albertans overwhelmingly wanted change to the pay-day loan business. Bill 15 was passed in the Legislature on May 25, and when implemented will lower the cost of borrowing from $23 on $100 to $15…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 16: Traffic Safety Amendment Act

The Traffic Safety Act is reviewed regularly, and has been under review since 2013. The changes in this amendment will update some minor inconsistencies in current legislation and introduce new legislation around Transportation Network Companies (TNCs). TNCs such as Uber are introducing new transportation…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 18: Independent Environmental Monitoring

The enactment of Bill 18,  An Act to Ensure Independent Environmental Monitoring, will move environmental monitoring, evaluation and reporting led by the Alberta Environmental Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) back to government. It will ensure rigorous oversight, regular reporting…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 19: Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions Compensation Act

Bill 19 was passed in the Legislature on May 25, 2016. It will allow the government to develop regulations to set compensation outlines which include salaries for the executives and board members of public agencies, commissions and boards under the Alberta Public Agencies Governance Act.…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 20: Climate Leadership Implementation Act

The pollution from carbon-based fuels that is emitted into our environment costs us all in terms of health and quality of life. This plan will balance the urgent need to deal with climate change with the equally important need of protecting low- and middle-income families during this economic downturn.…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 206: PTSD Awareness Day

Bill 206: the Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day Act designates June 27th of each year as  “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day.” The purpose of this day is to educate the public about the long-term effects and triggers of PTSD, the importance of…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 22: Repatriation of Indigenous Peoples’ Sacred Ceremonial Objects

The legislation will provide a mechanism to facilitate the return of sacred ceremonial objects held in provincial museum collections to indigenous communities in Alberta. ---- Bill 22 passed first reading on May 26, 2016. The fall session of 29th Legislature rose on December 13, 2016, without this bill…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 28: Public Health Amendment Act

Immunization for preventable diseases has been proven time and time again to be an effective means of controlling, and in some cases effectively eliminating, those diseases. Currently, immunization rates in Alberta are not high enough to prevent outbreaks of some diseases that can be controlled by vaccine.…

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Spring 2016 - Bill 202: Affordable Housing

Alberta Affordable Housing Review Committee Act, 2016 Access to safe, secure, appropriate and affordable shelter is a fundamental basic human right and every Albertan deserves a warm, safe place to call home. As Albertans endure this tough economic climate, it is critical to remember that getting…

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Bill 203: Fair Trading

Motor Vehicle Repair Pricing Protection for Consumers - Amendment Act, 2016 Bill 203 - Fair Trading (Motor Vehicle Repair Pricing Protection for Consumers) Amendment Act, 2016 will be the first step in an ongoing discussion around consumer protection in Alberta. This legislation will allow consumers…

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Bill 204: Alberta Tourism Week

Our province has some of the most amazing man-made and natural heritage sites in the world. Tourism in Alberta is an $8 billion industry that employs over 127,000 people and involves more than 19,000 businesses, including many small and family-owned businesses. Our province has a multitude of opportunities…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 207: Veterinary Profession (Clear and Timely Price Disclosure) Amendment Act

Bill 207 is a Private Member's Bill, and seeks to ensure that Albertans with dogs and cats are better informed about costs for non-emergency procedures. Currently it is not mandatory for veterinary clinics to discuss fees with clients before a procedure is performed. This bill was fashioned after…

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Budget 2015

Alberta’s Government Caucus has prepared information about the provincial budget in multiple languages. English French Hindi Marathi Nepali Spanish Urdu

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Fall 2016 - Bill 208: Occupational Health and Safety (Protection from Workplace Harassment)

Bill 208 is in direct response to a constituent of Calgary-Klein who came forward with their experience of workplace harassment. MLA Craig Coolahan took that concern and consulted with businesses, unions, human resource professionals and psychologists before developing Bill 208. This legislation will…

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Spring 2018 -Bill 7: Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector Act

The Alberta government is taking new steps to raise the profile of local food producers, and supporting the province’s $1-billion local food industry by tabling the Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector Act. The government engaged with a wide variety of stakeholders that identified…

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Spring 2018 - Bill 9: Access to Abortion Services Act

The Protecting Choice for Women Accessing Health Care Act safeguards women who choose to access abortion services, as well as abortion clinic staff, from protests, interference, bullying and intimidation. The legislation establishes 50-metre “access zones” at Alberta’s two non-hospital…

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Spring 2018 - Bill 10: An Act to Enable Clean Energy Improvements

An Act to Enable Clean Energy Improvements gives municipalities the option to establish a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. The initiative allows home and business owners to make their spaces more energy-efficient, without putting any money down. The PACE program also stimulates local economies…

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Spring 2018 - Bill 11: Lobbyists Amendment Act

Amendments to the Lobbyists Act will better ensure that lobbying activities are easy to access and track. Changes will further regulate lobbyists and enhance oversight of their activities to improve confidence in government decision-making. “Albertans have the right to know who is trying…

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Spring 2018 - Bill 12: Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act

In the face of ongoing challenges threatening the construction of increased pipeline capacity, the Alberta government is acting to defend its energy industry.

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Spring 2018 - Bill 13: An Act to Secure Alberta’s Energy Future

An Act to Secure Alberta’s Electricity Future will better protect consumers by empowering the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to penalize electricity and natural gas service providers for breaches of customer service, such as sending out late bills or overcharging consumers. Moving to…

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Spring 2018 - Bill 14: An Act to Empower Utility Consumers

An Act to Secure Alberta’s Electricity Future will better protect consumers by empowering the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to penalize electricity and natural gas service providers for breaches of customer service, such as sending out late bills or overcharging consumers. Previously…

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Spring 2018 - Bill 16: Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Amendment Act

In 2016, the government increased fairness in Alberta’s electoral system by implementing a $2-million spending cap on election expenses for all registered political parties during an election period. These changes will guarantee a level playing field by ensuring any associated parties adhere to…

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Fall 2018 - Bill 8: Emergency Management Act

The Emergency Management Act provides the legislative framework for local and provincial management and co-ordination efforts to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Minister of Municipal Affairs, the…

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Fall 2018 - Bill 19: An Act to Improve the Affordability and Accessibility of Post-Secondary Education

The amendments to the Post-secondary Learning Act will protect students from unfair tuition spikes by aligning increases to Alberta’s Consumer Price Index, and allow the minister to order tuition freezes to ensure affordability for students. The changes also tie mandatory non-instructional…

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Fall 2018 - Bill 20: Securities Amendment Act

The Securities Act is amended annually to strengthen, modernize and harmonize Alberta’s securities laws with provincial securities laws across Canada. Treasury Board and Finance is proposing amendments to the Securities Act be introduced and passed in the Spring 2018 legislative session. …

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Fall 2018 - Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients

Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients has been passed to protect patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct by regulated health professionals in Alberta. This abuse is a significant betrayal of trust and is not tolerated. Before this legislation, penalties for conduct determined to be sexual…

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Fall 2018 - Bill 22: An Act for Strong Families Building Stronger Communities.

 An Act for Strong Families Building Stronger Communities fulfills one of 16 immediate actions set out in A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow, Alberta’s four-year public action plan to improve the child intervention system. The action plan focuses particular attention on the safety of the…

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Fall 2018 - Bill 23: An Act to Renew Local Democracy in Alberta

An Act to Renew Local Democracy in Alberta makes several much-needed updates to the existing act that governs elections for municipalities, school boards, Métis Settlements and irrigation districts. After hearing direct feedback from Albertans, the province is proposing updates which include…

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Fall 2018 - Bill 24: An Act to Recognize AMA Representation Rights.

An Act to Recognize AMA Representation Rights would amend current legislation to make the AMA the exclusive representative when government consults physicians on compensation and benefits. The AMA would also be the non-exclusive representative regarding other health matters that concern physicians,…

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Fall 2018 - Bill 27: An Act to recognize the Canyon Creek Pumped Storage Project

The purpose of this Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES) project is to store renewable energy on the electrical grid from the time it is generated until the time it is needed. This will enable more renewable energy to be integrated into the Alberta system while ensuring a reliable and stable supply of…

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Fall 2018 - Bill 26: An Act to Combat Poverty and Fight for Albertans with Disabilities

The legislation marks the first increase to AISH benefits since 2012. In future years, benefit rates for financial assistance programs, including AISH, Learners Benefits and Barriers to Full Employment supports, would be connected to the Consumer Price Index. Nearly 250,000 Albertans receive support…

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Fall 2018 - Bill 27: Joint Governance of Public Sector Pension Plans Act.

The Joint Governance of Public Sector Pension Plans Act proposes a joint governance structure for three of Alberta’s largest pension plans – the Local Authorities Pension Plan, the Public Service Pension Plan and the Special Forces Pension Plan. “Above all else, this legislation…

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Fall 2018 - Bill 29: Public Sector Employee Relations Amendment Act

Proposed changes to the Public Service Employee Relations Act would repeal exemptions and help make sure the act protects the constitutional rights of public sector workers. The Government of Alberta is moving forward with proposed amendments to the act which would: Remove exemptions prohibiting…

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Fall 2018 - Bill 30: Mental Health Services Protection Act

The Mental Health Services Protection Act creates a new College of Counselling Therapy to regulate counselling professionals and protect the titles of counselling therapist, addiction counsellor, drug and alcohol counsellor and child and youth care counsellor. In addition, the title psychotherapist…

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Fall 2018 - Bill 32: City Charters Fiscal Framework Act

The Alberta government is introducing a new funding approach for the province’s two biggest cities that would help Calgary and Edmonton attract investment, support growth and create jobs. The City Charters Fiscal Framework Act provides Edmonton and Calgary with infrastructure funding tied…

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Banning mandatory high heels in the workplace.

Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code by the Government of Alberta will explicitly prohibit employers from requiring workers to use footwear that may pose health and safety risks. The change will provide clarity and prohibit employers from requiring servers and bartending staff…

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Heroes Day

By Nicole Goehring for the Edmonton Sun, July 19, 2018 Last week I made an exciting announcement about a pilot project our government is leading to improve the lives of military families and veterans. July 9 was Heroes Day at the Calgary Stampede. It’s a day set aside to honour the women and men of…

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Southeastern Alberta economy keeps growing

I am proud of Medicine Hat. I love the people in the city and surrounding county, the landscape and the opportunities our area provides for youth, families and seniors. It is a city of industry and innovation. A city with self-determination. Most importantly, Medicine Hat is my home where my wife and…

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Working to end sexual violence

By Shannon Phillips for the Lethbridge Herald May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month, and since awareness is ineffective without action, the Alberta government is taking concrete steps to end sexual violence. We know that sexual violence is the most under-reported crime in Canada, and that while it…

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Home builder licensing and the PACE program

By Shaye Anderson for the Leduc Representative I am so proud to represent this area as the MLA for Leduc-Beaumont, but I also have the honour of being the Minister of Municipal Affairs. I do a lot of work for my constituents, and I want to share with you some of the other work that I do in my role…

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Westhead Chairing Endangered Species Conservation Committee

Banff-Cochrane MLA Cam Westhead has been named chair of the Endangered Species Conservation Committee (ESCC) by Alberta Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips, it was announced today. Westhead says the committee will be playing catch up after its work was put on hold while a review of agencies,…

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Fighting rural crime with real action

By Kathleen Ganley, MLA for Calgary Buffalo and Minister of Justice Over the past year, I have heard concerns from many rural Albertans about increases in crime intheir communities. Some areas in Alberta are experiencing the highest property crime rates they’ve seen in the lastfive years. These trends…

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Budget building an economy that works for everyone

By Marg McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley After the worst recession in a generation, Alberta‘s economy is recovering. We see the signs inGrande Prairie and the Peace region every day, and provincewide Alberta created nearly 90,000jobs last year. Jobs are up, the deficit is down,…

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Caribou plan suspension is good news for local economy

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Protecting Alberta‘s wildlife is important to our government, but supporting jobs for Alberta‘s workingpeople and families is our priority. These good-paying jobs play a major role in driving our ruraleconomy, especially here in Lesser Slave Lake. I…

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Rural crime hurts us all

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead Rural crime has had an impact on me and my family. My quads, trailer and some other equipment were stored inside a fenced compound on the edgeof town. A few months ago, thieves, wearing hoodies to hide their faces and gloves to cover theirfinger prints, cut…

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New strategy focuses on more policing, less paperwork

By Jessica Littlewood, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville Alberta families have the right to feel safe in their own homes and on their farms. In my work as your MLA I have heard firsthand accounts of our neighbours experiencing rural crime and took those very real concerns directly to the Minister…

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Keeping our communities safe

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Rural crime is an issue I’ve heard about often in our region since I was elected. I’ve been working closely with Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley on our shared commitment to keep rural communities safe and secure. The Alberta government recently announced…

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Diversification means prosperity

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake After a challenging couple of years, our economy is growing once again - here in Lesser Slave Lake, and across Alberta - and our government wants to keep it growing, and diversifying. That’s why we are focused on Alberta‘s energy future, and the good…

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Recognizing Alberta's Francophonie

By Marg McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-NotleyMy fellow constituents, MLA Marg McCuaig-Boyd, Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley On June 14, 2017, the Government of Alberta unveiled the province’s first-ever comprehensive French Policy that aims to enhance services in French to support the…

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Alberta economy looking strong

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East This past month has been busy with events in the community and I am preparing for return to the Legislature. And with that on the go, Finance Minister Joe Ceci provided the third quarter fiscal update and economic statement last week. I think it is worthwhile…

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NDP looking for cost savings in government programs and agencies

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Congratulations to Louise Mosier who has been appointed as a public member to the Council of the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta. Two constituency recipients of Community Facility Enhancement Grants are the Royal Canadian Legion - Wetaskiwin…

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Making life better for working families in Alberta

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Our government believes that all Albertans deserve to be treated fairly when they go to work, and that working Albertans deserve fair and family-friendly workplace laws that support a strong economy and ensure they can take care of their families. That’s…

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Investing in Alberta and finding efficiencies

It has been a tough couple years in Alberta‘s economy, with the plummeting price of oil in 2015 leaving a lot of red ink on the government‘s books. When the NDP government took power in May of that year, there were hard choices that had to be made. I’m proud to have supported several budgets that…

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Celebrating diversity in Alberta

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West February is always such a hopeful month. The days are getting longer, and whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow (this year he did not!) we know that spring is on the way. We had a busy Family Day weekend in Alberta Parks, and people are gearing up…

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Black Panther is a superhero for our times

By David Shepherd, MLA for Edmonton-Centre Other than the Star Wars sequels, few movies have galvanized the pre-release electricity being generated by Marvel’s Black Panther. But a better buzz-comparison might be the 1977 blockbuster miniseries based on Alex Haley’s Roots, which fundamentally changed…

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New courthouse and important investment

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Families I hear from in Lesser Slave Lake want to know their government is taking action to keep their communities safe and healthy. That’s why our government is committed to investing in justice services here in rural and northern Alberta, and across…

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Supporting Alberta's firefighters

By Shaye Anderson, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont I was recently mentioning that I was thankful for the warmer weather - clearly, that was a mistake! While I’m happy to spend a bit of time outside walking my dog and playing with my kids, I’m lucky that for the most part, I get to spend my time at work,…

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Alberta won't wait to support Indigenous children and families

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake On January 26th I attended the Government of Canada’s emergency meeting in Ottawa to address the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in care. I was honoured to represent families in Lesser Slave Lake, and all Albertans, at this critical meeting.…

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Alberta challenge is how to even out economic peaks and valleys

By Bob Wanner, MLA for Medicine Hat The province is seeing positive economic indicators such as increased employment, higher oil prices and growth in retail sales but as Alberta takes tender steps towards a recovery it’s important to remember the past five decades of boom-bust cycles we have faced.…

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Making life better for Albertans

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West Hello and happy new year to everyone! 2018 has barely started but our government is already busy working to make life better for Albertans. One way we are doing this is by updating Alberta‘s employment standards. You may have heard last year about Amanda…

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Climate Leadership Plan is working for Albertans

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Many people in Lesser Slave Lake have been asking me about Alberta‘s Climate Leadership Plan, how it will protect our environment while supporting industry, and what it means for their families. Albertans want to be leaders in the fight against climate…

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Coal mine re-opening good news for Grande Cache

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead Grande Cache residents got a major piece of good news over the Christmas holidays, the coal mine has been sold and is expected to reopen sometime this year! I want my constituents in Grande Cache to know I share their optimism about what this could mean for…

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Things are looking up in Alberta

By Estefania Cortes-Vargas, MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park As the MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park, my priority is to be a strong voice in the government for the needs of rural and urban families in Strathcona County. This past year, we saw the benefits of our plan to stimulate economic growth, workers…

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Making life better for central Alberta seniors

By Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing When seniors can remain in their community, safely and comfortably, everyone wins. That’s why we are making investments in programs and services that help seniors. Previous governments didn’t think this was a priority. They chose not to invest and…

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A plan to deal with dementia

Happy New Year! As the new year begins, I am preparing for our next session in the legislature, finalizing the recommendations for the Child Intervention Panel, and preparing a private member’s bill that I hope to introduce. In December 2017, our government announced our Alberta Dementia Strategy…

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STEP a program benefitting youth

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park The New Year brought rejoicing with the Canadian Junior Hockey team’s Jan. 5 gold medal win at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. Congratulations to the two players with Sherwood Park roots, Carter Hart and Sam Steel, who helped the team bring home the…

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Bill 30 - Improving worker safety and compensation

By Shaye Anderson, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont Happy New Year everyone! I am thrilled to get back to work and ensure that throughout 2018 my team and myself continue to work hard for the constituents of Leduc-Beaumont. There is a lot to accomplish this year, and we aren’t wasting any time getting started!…

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Effects of minimum wage and carbon levy hikes exaggerated

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Welcome to 2018! Alberta finished 2017 as the top province in Canada for economic growth - retail sales, manufacturing, GDP - and continues to be among the lowest taxed of all the Canadian provinces. Also, interesting to note three candidates for the Premiership…

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NDP is focused on making Alberta's economy more diverse and stronger

By Joe Ceci, MLA for Calgary-Fort and Minister of Finance Alberta is the best place in Canada to live, work and do business. A recent editorial (in the Calgary Herald) asked about our support for the beer and distilling industries in Alberta. The fact of the matter is that our government is supporting…

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Alberta's economy and environment are two sides of the same coin

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West Three decades ago, a cornerstone of Alberta‘s prosperity was forged in a lab by a small group of talented and persistent engineers. Through a process of trial and error and many false starts, they discovered a way to extract bitumen from deep under the…

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Job creation on the rebound

By Estefania Cortes-Vargas, MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park December is a special time of year for family and friends to come together and celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. I know that we all value life’s blessings and the opportunity to support others in times of need. Let’s celebrate…

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Reviewing the Fall Session

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park The busy Fall Session has come to a close, and I would like to take this opportunity to highlight three of the bills that we debated this week. Bill 30: An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans The main focus of Bill 30 is to: 1. Better…

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Protecting consumers, honest businesses

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Whatever you choose to spend your hard-earned money on, you want to know you’re getting the best value for your dollar in a fair and honest transaction. Just in time for holiday shopping, our government is giving consumers and honest businesses that confidence…

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Correcting carbon levy fallacies

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East 2017 is coming to a close so I share this column as my last for this year. When I look back over the year I am proud of the work of our government and of the dedication shown by all my legislature colleagues as we work together to make life better for Albertans.…

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Winter is here, and good things with it

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Any Game of Thrones fans out there who tell you, “Winter is coming!” obviously haven’t been to our region lately! Winter is here and here to stay. It is one of my favourite seasons in our community, and as we head into the holiday season, it is also…

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Economically, Alberta has lots to celebrate

By Joe Ceci, Minister of Finance and MLA for Calgary-Fort Our economy is recovering. There’s more to do to make sure that recovery reaches everyone, but the signs we’re seeing are good ones. Drilling activity is up. Retail sales are up. Manufacturing and construction are up. In fact, nearly every…

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Health and holiday needs

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park During Constituency Week, as it happened, I spent a large part of my time focusing on education. It was a privilege last week to speak at two University of Alberta convocations. At the fall convocations for faculties as diverse as education, medicine, science…

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Continuing to grow the rural Alberta advantage

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Our government believes rural Alberta is key to the economy of the province and we have invested heavily in rural Alberta. Here are some of those investments as made by various ministries. Advanced Education has invested $21 million for the new Northern Lakes…

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Post-secondary, close to home

By Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education I hear this from students and parents all the time: we want to be able to study close to home. We simply can’t afford the cost and stress of uprooting to another province or moving abroad. The majority of Alberta‘s students do study in the province,…

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Road to recovery begins in earnest

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake I have been proud to watch Premier Rachel Notley travelling across the country over the past couple weeks to speak to national business and political leaders on the importance of pipelines to tidewater and Alberta‘s return to growth. We’re seeing a…

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Minister Anderson proud to support LGBTQ2+ youth

By Shaye Anderson, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont As you have by now heard, our government has enshrined into law the right to privacy for students who choose to take part in a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) or a Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA). Every publicly funded school is now required to allow these extra-curricular…

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New opioid centre, cannabis and Bill 24

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park This week, Associate Minister of Health Brandy Payne announced that come December, the Strathcona Community Hospital will be the site of a new Opioid Dependency Treatment Clinic. This clinic will meet the needs of residents living in Strathcona County, and those…

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NDP's Jobs Plan driving diversity and growth

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose The “Jobs Plan” has driven diversification and growth. In the first quarter of 2016-17 ATB Financial authorized 3,132 loans to smalland medium-sized Alberta businesses worth a total of $754 million. A 33 per cent cut to the small business tax gave Alberta…

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Focused on jobs, health, education

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Two weeks ago, I joined MLAs from across Alberta at the Legislature to begin what is already shaping up to be a busy and exciting legislative session. During this session, my colleagues in our government and I will be focused on your priorities: jobs, affordability,…

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Alberta government continues to invest in communities

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Congratulations to the Camrose Family Violence Action Society on their award of a grant from the Status of Women to deliver programming in support people who have experienced or have been exposed to domestic violence to support their healing and prevent perpetration…

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Remembering those we have lost

By Shaye Anderson, MLA for Leduc - Beaumont November is always an important month of reflection, and this year especially so. One hundred years ago, Canadian soldiers made their marks in battles like Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele that have become synonymous with bravery and valour. And those who gave…

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Plenty of funding coming to Wetaskiwin-Camrose

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA Wetaskiwin-Camrose Congratulations to Valerie Aubey of Bawlf on her recent appointment to the provincial Marketing Council. As part of her duties on the Council, Valerie will be in charge of many of the rural commissions. Congratulations to Kent Sjolin (Best Western Wayside, Wetaskiwin)…

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Provincial Budget Outlook

By Oneil Carlier, MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne. Our government is proud to support residents of Whitecourt-Ste. Anne and everyday Albertans by making their lives better. That’s the path and the goal set in our Budget 2017. Now is not the time to make drastic cuts to services that Albertans need. Our budget…

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2017 Budget is About Making The Lives Of Albertans Better

Joe Ceci, MLA Calgary-Fort That means creating and protecting jobs, investing in long-overdue repairs and modernizations of our schools and hospitals, and making critical improvements to our roads and highways. It also means making things more affordable for everyday families, keeping taxes on Albertans…

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New provincial budget provides numerous benefits for Lethbridge

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge West and Minister of Environment and Parks & Minister responsible for the Climate Change Office. Last week, the Alberta government announced the 2017 budget. It makes life better for Albertans in a tough economy. And it’s a good budget for Lethbridge. This budget…

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MLA Report: Southeastern Alberta will benefit from renewable energy investments

By Bob Wanner, MLA for Medicine Hat. The latest Medicine Hat-specific employment numbers continue to show the strength of this community’s business sector as the city has added 4,500 jobs in the past 12 months, according to Statistics Canada. The latest numbers also reflect some of the lowest unemployment…

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Budget 2017 benefits Sherwood Park

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. On Thursday last week, the minister of Finance introduced the budget, and the first bills were introduced in the Assembly. The minister spoke about the work to control spending below inflation plus population increase, and gradually reducing the deficit over…

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Infrastructure investment makes life better for Whitecourt residents

By Oneil Carlier, MLA for Whitecourt-Ste. Anne and Minister of Agriculture & Forestry. Our government is committed to making life better for Whitecourt residents and hardworking Albertans. That’s what Albertans deserve and that’s what we’re giving them. We’re protecting and improving the things…

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Spring session look ahead

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East. The focus of my column this month is "back in session." I will speak about the Throne Speech and an overview of the first week back in the chamber. I was very pleased to have several guests from Lethbridge in the gallery for the Speech from the Throne,…

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Spring session underway at Alberta Legislature

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. This week, the Legislative Assembly began the third session of the 29th Assembly. I have copies of the Throne Speech in my office; please feel free to contact me if you would like a copy. The first bill introduced in this Session was the Act to Reduce School…

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Bill 1 will make lives better for Alberta families

By David Eggen, MLA for Edmonton-Calder and Minister of Education. Our government is making practical changes to make your life more affordable. A perfect example of this is the introduction of Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees. Two years ago, our government ran on a platform commitment to reduce…

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Setting the record straight on rumoured Edson ATV ban

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead. Recently, a concerned constituent came to me with a wild rumour. The NDP government, he’d heard, was planning on banning ATV use west of Edson. This was definitely not true! As an outdoor enthusiast and avid ATV user, he was very worried, and I was glad…

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We won’t let our steady hand waver

By Joe Ceci, MLA for Calgary-Fort and President of the Treasury Board & Minister of Finance Alberta has been going through worst recession in 40 years. Governments can respond in one of three ways. They can do nothing, and cross their fingers. They can panic and make a bad situation worse by imposing…

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Breaking down the carbon levy on your bills

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. Here is a brief backgrounder about the carbon levy, natural gas and electricity bills. I have received replies from Direct Energy, the Utilities Consumer Advocate and constituents about rising utility bills. The carbon levy is only a small part of your heating…

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Great ideas from Budget 2017 Sherwood Park consultations

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. I hope many of you were able to enjoy our unseasonably warm weather on Monday and take in one of the many Family Day activities our community had to offer. I had the pleasure of attending the Strathcona County Museum and Archives Family Day pancake breakfast.…

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Is it time to do away with Daylight Saving Time?

Do you enjoy springing your clock forward or falling back in the fall? Since I was elected in 2015, my colleagues and I in the NDP have had Albertans reach out to us twice a year asking us to stop changing our clocks. I’ve been hearing from parents, young families, teachers, employers and working…

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Celebrating Alberta families

By Kim Schreiner, MLA Red Deer North. February 20 is Family Day, and family is the cornerstone of our great province. Families form flourishing communities and are the foundation of strength and resilience that are incorporated within Alberta's third largest city. Family has been fundamental to many…

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Setting the record straight on Bill 21-the Modernized Municipal Government Act

By Shaye Anderson, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont and Minister of Municipal Affairs. I read the recent column from Tyler King, "RMWB firings show Bill 21 fight not over," and would like to set the record straight. Any job loss in Alberta is unfortunate. We know that when layoffs are announced, we’re not talking…

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Bioenergy gets a boost with government grant

 By Marg McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley and Minister of Energy. With your Alberta Government being focused on setting up Alberta for a greener, future focused energy supply, I wanted to share with you some great news. This month our Government is giving 31 bioenergy companies short-term…

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Investment in Alberta

By Barb Miller, MLA Red Deer South and Kim Schreiner, MLA Red Deer North As many of you know, the Government is working diligently on the 2017-18 budget. On Jan. 17th, Minister of Finance, Joe Ceci came to Red Deer and met with myself and MLA Schreiner along with a group of community stakeholders for…

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Celebrating local diversity and MLA update

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park In this week’s column, I would like to take the opportunity to thank community members who initiated the writing of welcome messages on the fence of the construction site of Masjid in the Park following the St. Foy Mosque shooting. As I have discussed in past…

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Energy efficiency programs will save Albertans money

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead. It’s been one month since the carbon levy came into effect in this province. Over a million Albertans have received their carbon rebate-including thousands in West Yellowhead. The rebate is meant to off-set the immediate costs of the levy, and two-thirds…

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Supporting tomorrow's leaders

By Estefania Cortes-Vargas, MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park I have spent many years working with children-including some of the most vulnerable in the province. Supporting Alberta families is a main focus for our government. That’s why I applaud Premier Rachel Notley for creating the Children’s…

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Protecting Castle parks important for future generations

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge West and Minister of Environment & Parks It’s a majestic natural wonder, sacred to Indigenous peoples, home to more than 200 rare or at-risk species and a destination for thousands of visitors each year. And now, at last, the Castle area of southwest Alberta,…

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It's not all "doom and gloom" for Alberta

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Alberta led the country in private sector capital investments in 2016. Alberta will lead the country in economic growth in 2017 and 2018, according to TD Bank. Alberta has the highest weekly earnings in the country. Alberta has the highest employment rate…

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Climate Leadership Plan takes action on climate change and protects economy

By Oneil Carlier, MLA for Whitecourt-Ste. Anne and Minister of Agriculture & Forestry. As the government of British Columbia approved Kinder Morgan’s pipeline, we are closer than ever to breaking our landlock and fixing a problem that has dogged our province for decades. And that wouldn’t have been…

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Employment, industry at the forefront

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. Alberta's population has increased by more than 20 per cent in the last eight years. As a result, the provincial constituency boundaries need to be reviewed prior to the next provincial election. Provincial law directs the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission…

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MLA Report: City needs community leaders who can see the opportunities

By Bob Wanner, MLA for Medicine Hat. It has been a tough 12 months for Hatters after seeing high unemployment and depressed resource commodity prices plague our city and province. But there is light at the end of the tunnel and the toughest challenge right now is getting our civic leaders to see it.…

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2017 promises to be an exciting year

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West A new year provides us an opportunity to reflect on the past year and prepare for the year ahead. I wish you all a Happy New Year and will use this month’s column to let you know about some of the exciting things to look forward to in the upcoming months.We…

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Sylvan Lake-area residents finally get better access to higher level medical services

By Sarah Hoffman, MLA for Edmonton-Glenora and Minister of Health Our government believes in a strong public health system where Albertans get the right care, in the right place, at the right time, for the right investment. In keeping with the province’s commitment to support and improve rural health…

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NDP is listening to all Albertans on formulating economic strategy

By Joe Ceci, MLA Calgary-Fort and Minister of Finance Re: “Business groups shut out of NDP pre-budget meetings,” Chris Varcoe, Opinion, Jan. 21.I am proud of the consultations that have been done throughout the province over the last number of months. And with respect, I do not believe Chris Varcoe…

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Budget Consultations

By: Kim Schreiner, MLA, Red Deer-North and Barb Miller, MLA Red Deer-South As our economic outlook is improving, the task of crunching numbers for a new 2017 Alberta budget requires the open dialogue between our government and our Albertan stakeholders. This input ensures that we deliver a budget that…

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Increased capital expected to boost economy

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Good news for Albertans is our commitment of $34 billion for capital and infrastructure projects. This increased capital support will add and sustain about 10,000 jobs over the next three years. The increased capital spending is expected to boost economic…

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Sherwood Park MLA Update for January

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. Sherwood Park lost a dedicated community builder and supporter of public education when Tony Sykora, trustee for the Elk Island Catholic Schools board died on Jan. 1, after a brief illness. His public service will long be remembered in Alberta through his work…

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Moving towards a better economic future

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge East. Happy New Year to all my constituents! I’d like to start my first column of 2017 by addressing the "elephant" in the room, the carbon levy. Albertans want a better economic future, where the highs and lows of the petroleum industry are not so severe.…

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Driving innovation, diversification and job creation in 2017

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Best wishes to everyone for a terrific 2017 filled with happiness, good health and prosperity. On behalf of all my government colleagues in the Alberta Legislature, we look forward to 2017 with optimism and excitement for our future. It has been a busy and…

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Don't believe the fear-mongering about the carbon levy

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West and Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office. Albertans often ask me how the Climate Leadership Plan will affect them and their families. It’s a good question. And with all the fear-mongering out there about…

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Celebrating Sherwood Park and the Holiday Spirit

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park This week saw the end of the fall session of the Legislative Assembly. I am looking forward to having more time to meet with residents in my constituency office and also look forward to enjoying school and community concerts and events. Last week on Dec. 8,…

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MLA Bob Wanner Year Ahead

By Bob Wanner, MLA for Medicine Hat There is no denying the past two years has posed significant challenges to a number of Alberta and Medicine Hat families. I’m extremely hopeful - and I believe for good reason - that 2017 will see a significant change in the fortunes of this province. In closing…

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Government of Alberta is tackling the big issue of climate change

By Denise Woollard, MLA for Edmonton - Mill Creek Greetings everyone, and welcome to the chill of winter. After a busy fall, we are into the bustle of preparation for the upcoming holiday season. The activities which I have been involved in over the last few months were varied and interesting. September…

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Alberta Jobs Plan is Working

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West Alberta is open for business, and nowhere is this more evident than right here in Lethbridge! I was proud to be a part of the recent announcement that Cavendish Farms is investing $350 million into a new potato processing plant here in our city. This is the…

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New mini dialysis unit for Hinton supports rural patients

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead. We are a government that listens and responds to the health care needs of local communities and the decision to preserve dialysis in Hinton speaks to that priority. Patients in Hinton, as well as Jasper and Grande Cache, and Whitecourt will continue to receive…

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Our government will continue to stand with producers

By Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture & Forestry and MLA for Whitecourt-Ste. Anne. We know that the beef industry in Alberta is strong and resilient, but we also know that a segment of the heart of beef country is hurting. When a family member is in a bind, we immediately drop everything and come…

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Climate Leadership Plan is Justified

By Estefania Cortes-Vargas, MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park Since our government announced it just over a year ago, we have been confident that the Climate Leadership Plan would help Alberta gain greater access to tidewater for our oil. Our conviction was justified. Over the past year, discussions…

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Lethbridge MLA Fitzpatrick Update

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East. In this column, I would like to do several things: acknowledge three significant December dates; give you an update on the government business over the past month; and give you my holiday greeting and invite you to our annual open house. We are moving in…

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Pipelines would not have been possible without Climate Leadership.

By Cam Westhead, MLA for Banff-Cochrane I’m writing in response to recent letters to the editor by proponents of the radical right wing group Alberta Can’t Wait (ACW). Directly as a result of Premier Notley and the NDP governments actions to confront climate change, on Nov. 29, Prime Minister Trudeau…

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Power price cap will protect Albertans

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead. I’ve been getting a lot of phone calls at my constituency office about the recently announced price cap on electricity. People know our government is taking steps to protect, families, farms and small businesses from volatile electricity prices, but they…

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Hateful language is never acceptable

By Bob Wanner, MLA for Medicine Hat. Earlier this month on Nov. 9, a man stood in the middle of the city hall plaza and waved the Confederate flag. In this same month, MLA Sandra Jansen crossed the floor from the only party she has ever been a part of for the past three decades because of what she said…

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Province taking action on bovine tuberculosis

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West and Minister of Environment & Parks. With the recently discovered case of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) linked to a ranch in the Suffield area, landowners and hunters have expressed concerns that bTB may be present in elk and have the potential to infect cattle…

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Alberta Jobs Plan drives diversification and growth

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. The Alberta Jobs Plan has driven diversification and growth. In the first quarter of 2016-17 ATB Financial authorized 3,132 loans to small-and medium-sized Alberta businesses worth a total of $754 million. A 33 per cent cut to the small business tax gave…

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All Albertans deserve to be free from harassment

By Craig Coolahan, MLA for Calgary-Klein. If you felt you were being bullied or harassed at your workplace, do you know if your employer has appropriate policies in place to ensure your safety and wellbeing? While most Albertans would say yes, a number of them may not. That’s because currently, there…

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Busy time in the Legislature

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East It has now been a week since the beginning of the fall session, and a great deal of work has already been done. There are several new bills being debated in the legislature. Bill 27, Renewable Electricity Act. This is an act developed to create jobs and…

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Improving farming efficiency

By Oneil Carlier, MLA for Whitecourt-Ste. Anne. Like all sectors of the economy, agriculture has a role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and a vested interest in reducing the impacts of climate change. ...investing in these programs for farmers offers an excellent opportunity to reduce the…

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Further help for the agricultural sector

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead I’ve talked with a lot of people since the Climate Leadership Plan was introduced. I know that you’re concerned about the effect the carbon levy will have on your livelihoods and on the budgets of families and small businesses alike. Our government has…

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MLA Bruce Hinkley shares good news with his constituents

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. Good news for four area organizations as their grant applications have been approved: the Camrose Ski Club ($27,000 for the biathlon range facility renovation/upgrades); Camrose and District Senior Centre Society ($35,556 for the Mirror Lake Centre facility…

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Good jobs begin with a good education

By Marg McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley Dear Editor, This month, our government has taken the first steps on a six-year journey to develop new Alberta curriculum across six subjects - Arts, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Wellness. Education is the cornerstone of…

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Small business means much to West Yellowhead

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead. Dear Constituency; Small businesses in my constituency of West Yellowhead have a huge impact on the economy of the region. They employ thousands of people in Edson, Grande Cache, Hinton, Jasper, as well as at the small, family farms that dot the landscape.…

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Local small business deserves our support

By Shaye Anderson, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont. First published in the Leduc Representative Fr. Oct. 22 2016 The third week in October marks Small Business week in Canada.  Without small businesses many charities, sports teams and arts groups wouldn’t have the funding they need. Small businesses make…

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Saluting small business

By Marg McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley. First published in the Fairview Post Weds. Oct. 19, 2016. As a former Small Business consultant myself and a former member of the Fairview Chamber of Commerce, I understand the challenges and rewards around owning your own business. People…

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Alberta's Jobs Plan built with small business owners

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. First published by the Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser Weds. Oct. 19 2016. Alberta has a lot to celebrate during Small Business Week - our small businesses are the best in Canada. Small businesses in Alberta have a bigger economic impact per capita than small…

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The entrepreneurial spirit of small business

By Cam Westhead, MLA for Banff-Cochrane. First published in the Bow Valley Crag and Canyon. Weds. Oct. 19, 2016   I’m honoured to represent a constituency that has so many hard-working small business owners. From coffee shops, clothing stores and everything in between, residents of the communities…

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Celebrating Small Business

By Debbie Jabour, MLA for Peace River. Fiirst published in the Peace River Record Gazette on Weds. Oct. 19 2016. I’d like to take the time during Small Business Week to thank the thousands of small business owners across the Peace River constituency who contribute so much to our communities. There…

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MLA Update Lethbridge-East

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA Lethbridge-East. First published in the Lethbridge Herald Oct. 14 2016. This month, there were many things to talk about in my column but events over the last couple of weeks call on me to focus on a few critical items. On Sept. 30 an awful event happened in Lethbridge. A young…

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Lethbridge has many amazing people

By MLA Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West. First published in the Lethbridge Herald Fri. Sept. 30, 2016 We have some amazing people in Lethbridge. It’s true. I know many of them and I’m sure you do, too. I am talking about youth who are passionate advocates on a social issue, seniors who…

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Family farms and small feedlots get loan support

By Oneil Carlier, MLA for Whitecourt-St. Anne First published in the Tofield Mercury Tues. Sept. 27, 2016 The cattle industry is a key driver in Alberta‘s rural economy, and feeder associations are vital to the success of the industry. That’s why we need to keep this sector strong. That’s why…

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Transition from minimum wage is coming

By Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley. First published in the Fairview Post Wed. Sept. 28 2016 As hard-working Albertans move closer to a living wage, business will continue to be supported through the transition. The reason a minimum wage exists is to ensure that the workforce…

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Update from the MLA

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. First published by the Camrose Canadian Sept. 22, 2016. Welcome back everyone! Welcome back to another great year of learning. As students head back to school I just want to share some perspectives from our government. Our government is committed to providing…

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MLA Report: Provincial government has certainly not forgotten Medicine Hat

By Bob Wanner, MLA for Medicine Hat. First published in the Medicine Hat News Sept. 23, 2016. It’s often said Medicine Hat is "the forgotten corner of Alberta," when it comes to government funding for city projects. In the last 12 months, nearly $37 million in provincial Municipal Sustainability Initiative…

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A living wage is good for families

By Trevor Horne, MLA for Spruce Grove-St. Albert. First published in the Stony Plain Reporter Sept. 23, 2016. Prior to being elected as MLA for the wonderful constituency of Spruce Grove-St. Albert, I spent many years attending university and working in the service industry - making minimum wage. The…

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Calgary NDP MLA explains support for minimum wage hike

By Brian Malkinson, MLA for Calgary-Currie. First published in the Edmonton Sun, Sept. 22, 2016 Alberta is an amazing place. It is a place of great beauty in our landscapes, and great warmth in our hearts. When I came here from B.C. eight years ago, I didn’t do it for fun, I didn’t do it for a laugh,…

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A higher minimum wage has broad support.

By Jamie Kleinsteuber, MLA for Calgary-Northern Hills. First published in the Calgary Herald Sept. 18, 2016 Right now, thousands of Albertans go to work every day, but are still unable to make ends meet. Alberta has the highest rate of food bank use among working people in the country. According to…

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Looking back on a busy August

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East. First published in The Lethbridge Herald Sept. 9, 2016 Every month as I sit to write my column I have a dilemma because there is so much to say and I have to try to complete this within the space available. So, here are my choices for the month of August:…

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Celebrating Calgary Pride Week

By Ricardo Miranda, MLA for Calgary-Cross. First published in the Calgary Herald, Sept. 2, 2016.   I have had the privilege to march in Pride parades all across this beautiful province, but Calgary’s parade this weekend really has special meaning for me as it is my hometown. This weekend marks 26…

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Grants for Alberta Brewers a Recipe for Success

By Graham Sucha, MLA for Calgary-Shaw. First published in the Okotoks Western Wheel Aug. 24, 2016 Dear Editor, As an Alberta MLA I was disappointed, but not surprised, to see the Highwood Wildrose MLA attack our government‘s plan to support jobs and economic diversification in Alberta‘s craft brewing…

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Update from the MLA

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. First published in the Camrose Canadian Sept. 1, 2016 Congratulations to the Earl Runte family, which has been awarded an Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award celebrating the family’s 100th anniversary on their farm. Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier…

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Drilling increases across Alberta under new royalty system

By Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley. First published in the Cold Lake Sun, Aug. 30, 2016. As a rural MLA who lives in a small northern community I have been surrounded by the energy industry my whole life. I have friends, family and neighbours who have worked and benefited…

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Sherwood Park Update

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. First published in Sherwood Park News August 26, 2016. This week, I was reminded that summer is coming to a close for our K-12 and post-secondary students. In Sherwood Park, we are welcoming a new school, Claudette et Denis Tardiff Ecole, which is located in…

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Wildrose putting politics before Albertans

By Barb Miller, MLA for Red Deer-South. First published in the Olds Albertan, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. It’s abundantly clear that the official opposition is putting politics before the interests of Albertans.  In the Olds Albertan article “Olds college brewery covered under beer grant” published…

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Fair election system necessary

By Rod Loyola, MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie First published in the Lamont Leader, Tuesday August 16, 2016.   Our government is strongly committed to creating a fair, democratic and modern electoral system that doesn’t put special interests ahead of average Albertans. But we continue to face fierce…

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Cheers to Troubled Monk

By Joe Ceci, MLA for Calgary Fort First published in the Red Deer Advocate, Wednesday, August 10, 2016, p. A4 I (recently) had the pleasure of visiting the community of Red Deer and stopping by Troubled Monk Brewery - a truly homegrown business focused on crafting a world class beer and supporting the…

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Raising minimum wage for lowest paid workers supports us all, states local MLA

First published in the Lamont Leader. By MLA Jessica Littlewood One of the things I’ve learned from being the MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville is that we live in a big constituency, a big riding and a big province. The problems and the needs of every area of Alberta are diverse. Our cities, towns…

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Election spending limits help democracy

Election spending limits help democracy By Graham Sucha Re: “A blow to democracy,” Editorial, Aug. 3. First Published August 6, 2016 in the Calgary Herald. I am privileged to be a member of a committee of MLAs from all political parties who are working together to modernize Alberta election laws…

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Please nominate for Alberta Volunteer Awards

Written by Ricardo Miranda, MLA for Calgary-Cross. First published in Slave Lake Lakeside Leader on August 3,2016. Each day, in communities across the province, volunteers are at work; their efforts helping to build strong families and communities and making Alberta a better place to live and visit.…

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Power agreement court action intended to protect businesses

Written by Deron Bilous, MLA for Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview. First publishing in the Edmonton Sun on August 2, 2016. When the former PC government went behind closed doors in 2000 to allow Enron to protect the profits of some big electricity companies at the expense of all other Alberta businesses and…

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'Erin's Corner' From the Desk of MLA Erin Babcock

What a fabulous month July has been around the constituency! I started July celebrating Canada Day serving over 1000 pancakes in Spruce Grove at Heritage Park, a well-organized event hosted by the City of Spruce Grove. Moving on in the day, I headed back to Stony Plain to enjoy the wonderful art walk…

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Fallout of personal attacks

Written by Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. First published in Sherwood Park News on July 28, 2016. The choice to seek political office is not an easy decision. Often, one’s personal background can lead to hateful and uninformed comments, especially from people who are upset at decisions taken.…

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FACT CHECK: Wildrose gets it wrong on PPAs, sides with electricity companies over Albertans

FACT CHECK: Wildrose gets it wrong on PPAs, sides with electricity companies over Albertans  Claim: The NDP was warned about the impact of the SGER increase, and the implications were clearly understood. Fact: The FOIPed briefing note from the Balancing Pool – produced in September 2015, three months…

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Our Climate Leadership Plan

Written by Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake. First published in Slave Lake Lakeside Leader on July 27, 2016. Lesser Slave Lake is home to some of the strongest and most resilient people in the world. We deal on a daily basis with the challenges of living in isolated communities and we have…

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Municipal guidelines changing

Written by MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas. First published in Sherwood Park News on July 22, 2016. Alberta is growing, as is Strathcona-Sherwood Park. Our constituency is made up of some of the best communities in the province - communities that need robust, forward-looking legislation in order to meet…

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A healthier economy and province

Written by MLA Bruce Hinkley, Wetaskiwin-Camrose. First published in the Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser on July 20, 2016. Our Government is committed to restoring a healthier economy without compromising front-line health care and education with deep cuts which we know will only hurt Albertans. In the…

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Dignity for all occupations

Written by Graham Sucha, MLA for Calgary-Shaw. Before I was elected I worked in the restaurant business for half my life and was a manager for nearly a decade. There is a real problem with turnover in the retail and restaurant sector. I know that firsthand, as I can’t even count the number of new…

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Laying a foundation of dignity and hope

Written by David Shepherd, MLA for Edmonton-Centre. Sometimes when I talk to people, they’re surprised at the number of different jobs I held before I was elected as the MLA for Edmonton-Centre. I’ve waited tables, shoveled snow, corralled chickens, delivered papers, unloaded trucks, stocked shelves…

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An update from Lethbridge-East and thoughts on minimum wage

Written by Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East. First published in the Lethbridge Herald on July 8, 2016. This month I have a few things to talk about. First, as I have said many times, we are blessed with an incredible community. As the result of Trevor Stuart’s incredible work to bring awareness…

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Closing the gap between Albertans

Written by Irfan Sabir, MLA for Calgary-McCall. The constituency I represent in Calgary is home to people of many origins, and is one of the most ethnically diverse ridings in the province. It is home to people from all over the world who, like me, came to Canada with a dream of a better life, good…

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MLA Marg McCuaig-Boyd recaps a year in the legislature

Written by Marg McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley. First published in Fairview Post on July 6, 2016. Now that the Assembly stands adjourned for the summer it is time to update the good people of the Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley constituency on our Government‘s successes this past…

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We need to give working people and their families a hand up

Written by Barb Miller, MLA for Red Deer-South One of the reasons that I ran for government in the last election was because I believe in social justice. I believe that people who work in a full time job should be able to afford the basic necessities of life like housing and food. In Alberta for many…

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Raising the Bar for Everyone

Written by Robyn Luff, MLA for Calgary-East. As a teacher in the public school system, I learned many things. I learned that every child can succeed, that every family wants what’s best for their kids, and that a lot of parents are worried about the future and what it will hold for their children.…

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Everyone needs the means to provide for themselves and their families

Written by Lorne Dach, MLA for Edmonton-McClung. Before I was elected I worked as a real estate agent for many years. I also volunteered with the City of Edmonton Non-Profit Housing Corporation. So I spent a lot of time talking with people from all walks of life, and from every wage bracket and profession.…

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Canada Day is a perfect opportunity to remember our roots

Written by Rod Loyola, MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie. First published in Albertaner on July 1, 2016. Canada Day holds a special place for me, as it was on July 1st, 1976, that I arrived in Canada with my mother and older brother. My family came from Chile, fleeing violence, as many other Chileans did after…

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Workers Compensation Board review long overdue

Written by Oneil Carlier, MLA for Whitecourt-Ste. Anne. First published in Mayerthorpe Freelancer on June 29, 2016. Thousands of people benefit from the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) every year and unlike other private forms of insurance, WCB has government legislated specifications for organizational…

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Alberta Jobs Plan something to be proud of

Written by Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. First published in Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser on June 29, 2016. Behind the celebrations, here are some actions we have accomplished during the last sitting which will come to benefit all Albertans. We passed private members bills helping in the…

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Spring session very productive

Written by Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West. First published in the Lethbridge Herald on June 24, 2016. The spring session of the Alberta Legislature ended earlier this month so I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of the measures our government is undertaking for the province,…

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Good manners should extend to online political discourse, too

Written by Bob Wanner, MLA for Medicine Hat. First published in Medicine Hat News on June 24, 2016. Politics is a hard-fought, rough-and-tumble business requiring those entering this field of public service to have thick skins. But even the thickest-skinned politician is not bulletproof. That has been…

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Update from Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose

Written by Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. First published in Camrose Canadian on June 23, 2016. Constituent recognition Our government would like to recognize several constituents for their public service. For his dedicated and valued service, Dave Gursky of Millet was recognized for his…

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NDP Calls on Brian Jean to take action as Wildrose Holodomor Comparison Resurfaces

Edmonton -- The NDP today called on Opposition leader Brian Jean to take action against Wildrose MLA Rick Strankman after his comments making light of the Holodomor resurfaced in his hometown newspaper. Eight days after the Wildrose Party apologized for saying that millions of Ukrainians were complicit…

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National Aboriginal Day 2016

Today we celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

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Bill 19 will ensure consistency

Written by Joe Ceci, MLA for Calgary-Fort. First published in Lethbridge Herald on June 18, 2016. After nearly four months of spring session, Alberta’s legislature rose last week after a very busy session. From climate change to payday lending to a review of municipal governance, our government introduced…

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Province committed to leadership on climate change

Written by Cam Westhead MLA for Banff-Cochrane. First published in the Cochrane Times on June 15, 2016. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world in Banff-Cochrane. I know the citizens and municipalities here value our natural landscapes and our wilderness areas. We also occupy a key…

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Carbon levy not just about carbon

Written by Maria Fitzpatrick MLA for Lethbridge-East. First published in The Lethbridge Herald on June 10, 2016. As I have said many times, we in Lethbridge are gifted with incredible groups of forward thinkers. Whether that is Farming Smarter or the scientists and staff at the Agricultural Research…

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Reflecting on spring session

Written by Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. First published in Sherwood Park News on June 10, 2016. Like my colleagues, I am glad to see the spring session of the legislature end this week. We finished with a marathon session into the wee hours of Tuesday morning to make sure to pass the last…

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A healthy environment and a healthy economy

Written by Barb Miller, MLA for Red Deer-South. First published in Red Deer Express on June 8, 2016. Did you know that Alberta burns more coal than the rest of Canada combined? That was a shock to me when I heard it. Why was our province, sitting on a wealth of natural gas and other potential energy…

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Better future promised for Albertans; Climate initiative is overdue

Written by Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West. First published in Calgary Herald on June 4, 2016. As the world confronts the challenge of a warming planet, we face a fundamental choice, one that will have profound consequences well into the future.We can deny that climate change poses a threat…

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Information on the Climate Leadership Plan

Written by Kim Schreiner, MLA for Red Deer-North. First published in Red Deer Express on June 1, 2016. On May 24th our government announced the implementation of our Climate Leadership Plan. As a resident of Red Deer and as a long-time health care worker, I am excited about the direction that this plan…

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Let's clear the air!

Written by Marie Renaud, MLA for St. Albert. First published in Albertaner on June 1, 2016 One of the things that always gets missed in the debate about a carbon levy is that it’s not just carbon. It’s pollution. Everything we burn, whether it’s for driving our cars, heating our homes or generating…

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Taking steps to tackle climate issues

Written by Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West. First published in the Lethbridge Herald on May 27, 2016. Climate Leadership Plan will help ensure cleaner air for AlbertansTuesday was an important milestone for Alberta when we introduced the Climate Leadership Implementation Act to the Legislative…

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Carbon levy fair way to put a price on this type of pollution

Written by Shaye Anderson, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont First published in the The Leduc Reporter on May 27, 2016 The technology created and used in our industrial park is used all over this country and all over the world. It’s important to acknowledge that businesses and industry in my constituency of…

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Albertans have risen to occasion

Written by Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East. First published in Lethbridge Herald on May 13, 2016. Thanks to everyone who has stepped forward to help in dealing with Fort McMurray fire As we watched over the past days, the fires that are ravaging our central Alberta forests have devastated…

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Helping out those in need following the wildfires in Fort McMurray

Written by Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. First published on May 12, 2016 The fires in Fort McMurray and area have touched many Sherwood Park residents personally. There are families who reside in Sherwood Park and work in the oil and gas industry in Fort McMurray. There are many other families…

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Coming together for Fort McMurray

Written by Estefania Cortes-Vargas, MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park. First published in Sherwood Park News on May 9, 2016. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the fires around the province, especially those from Fort McMurray. I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone across Strathcona-Sherwood…

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Province will not waver in commitment to fight wildfire

Written by Oneil Carlier MLA for Whitecourt-St. Anne First published by The Calgary Herald on May 9, 2016 Heartbreaking images of the tragedy unfolding in Fort McMurray have brought Albertans together in a way that reflects our true spirit of compassion and resilience in the face of adversity. It’s…

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The Alberta Jobs Plan will encourage job creation

Written by Erin Babcock, MLA for Stony Plain In the morning when you get out of bed you make a choice. A choice to look ahead to the future and work hard to make that future better, or to give up and assume that the future is out of your control.  We all make that choice every day.  We go through…

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$15 minimum wage gives dignity to working Albertans

Written by Christina Gray, MLA for Edmonton-Mill Woods. First published in Calgary Herald on April 30, 2016. No one who works a full-time job in Alberta should have to go to a food bank to feed themselves and their families. However, many of the roughly 300,000 Albertans who earn less than $15 per hour…

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Bill 4 is fair to unionized workers, employers and the general public

Written by Graham Sucha, MLA for Calgary-Shaw Our government recently introduced important essential services legislation to modernize Alberta’s labour laws and ensure that employers, government and unions are working together for the benefit of all Albertans. In January 2015, the Supreme Court of…

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Managing the right to strike while protecting essential services

Written by Chris Nielsen, MLA for Edmonton-Decore Before being elected as MLA for Edmonton-Decore, I worked as a shipper/receiver for over 26 years.I also served as shop steward and volunteered on various committees within Local 401 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.Workers’…

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Providing for our seniors is a sound investment in Alberta’s future

Written by Kim Schreiner, MLA for Red Deer-North Alberta seniors are one of our most valuable resources. They built this province and it is all of our responsibility to celebrate them and ensure that they live with dignity and have access to the supports they need to thrive. Issues faced by seniors…

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Proposed labour legislation ensures stability for public services in Alberta

Written by Chris Nielson, MLA for Edmonton-Decore Before being elected as MLA for Edmonton-Decore, I worked as a shipper/receiver for over 26 years. I also served as shop steward and volunteered on various committees within Local 401 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Workers’…

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New legislation modernizes Alberta's labour laws

Written by Jessica Littlewood, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville Our government recently introduced important essential services legislation to modernize Alberta’s labour laws and ensure that employers, government and unions work together for the benefit of all Albertans. Bill 4, An Act to Implement…

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Driving economic growth by investing in Alberta's highways

Written by Colin Piquette, MLA for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater. In the last session of the legislative assembly, I had the opportunity to give a member’s statement on the great work being done through the Northwest Upgrader and Alberta’s industrial heartland, especially surrounding economic diversification…

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MLA update to Mill Woods business community

Written by Christina Gray, MLA for Edmonton-Mill Woods   Dear Edmonton – Mill Woods Business Community,   Hello and greetings to your entire business team, from myself and my staff over here at your Edmonton–Mill Woods Constituency Office. As the MLA for our area, I take great pride in representing…

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Job Posting: Edmonton-Meadowlark Constituency Office Assistant

Jon Carson, MLA is seeking to fill the part-time (14.5-21.75 hours) position of Constituency Assistant for a period of 1 month with the potential for an extension of up to 3 months. General Description: Reporting to the Member of the Legislative Assembly, under the direction of the Sr. Constituency…

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Alberta NDP Caucus Issues Statement Regarding the Passing of MLA Manmeet Bhullar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Edmonton – Alberta’s NDP caucus extends its condolences to the family of Calgary-Greenway MLA Manmeet Bhullar. Richard Feehan, chair of the NDP’s caucus, said the loss of MLA Bhullar is a terrible tragedy. “Our thoughts are with the family of Mr. Bhullar. On behalf of…

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Spring 2018 - Bill 1: The Energy Diversification Act

Spring 2018 - Bill 6: Gaming And Liquor Statutes Amendment Act (cannabis)

Spring 2018 - Bill 5: An Act to Strengthen Financial Security for Persons with Disabilities

Spring 2018 - Bill 2: Growth and Diversification Act

Spring 2017 - Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees

Spring 2017 - Bill 2: An Act to Remove Barriers for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

Spring 2017 - Bill 3: Voluntary Blood Donations Act

Spring 2017 - Bill 6: Northland School Division Act

Spring 2017 - Bill 7: An Act to Enhance Post-Secondary Academic Bargaining

Spring 2017 - Bill 8: An Act to Strengthen Municipal Government

Spring 2017 - Bill 9: Marketing of Agricultural Products Amendment Act (MAPA)

Spring 2017 - Bill 11: Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Amendment Act, 2017

Spring 2017 - Bill 12: New Home Buyer Protection Amendment Act

Spring 2017 - Bill 13: Securities Amendment Act, 2017

Spring 2017 - Bill 14: An Act to Support Orphan Well Rehabilitation

Spring 2017 - Bill 15: Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2017

Spring 2017 - Bill 16: An Act to Cap Electricity Rates

Spring 2017 - Bill 17: Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act

Spring 2017 - Bill 18: Child Protection and Accountability Act

Spring 2017 - Bill 205: Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Act

Spring 2017 - Bill 203: Alberta Standard Time Act

Spring 2015 - Bill 1: An Act to Renew Democracy in Alberta

Spring 2015 - Bill 2: An Act to Restore Fairness to Public Revenue

Fall 2015 - Bill 5: Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act

Fall 2015 - Bill 6: Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act

Fall 2015 - Bill 7: Alberta Human Rights Amendment Act, 2015

Fall 2015 - Bill 8: Public Education Collective Bargaining Act

Fall 2016 - Bill 21: Modernized Municipal Government Act

Fall 2016 - Bill 24: Forest and Prairie Protection Amendment Act

Fall 2016 - Bill 25: Oil Sands Emissions Limit Act

Fall 2016 - Bill 26: Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Day Act

Fall 2016 - Bill 27: Renewable Electricity Act

Fall 2016 - Bill 29: Vital Statistics and Life Events Modernization Act

Fall 2016 - Bill 30: Investing in a Diversified Alberta Economy Act

Fall 2016 - Bill 31: Agencies, Boards and Commissions Review Statutes Amendment Act

Fall 2016 - Bill 32: Credit Union Amendment Act

Fall 2016 - Bill 34: Electric Utilities Amendment Act, 2016

Fall 2016 - Bill 35: Fair Elections Financing Act

Fall 2016 - Bill 36: An Act to Enhance Off-Highway Vehicle Safety

Spring 2016 - Bill 1: Job Creation and Diversification

Spring 2016 - Bill 4: Essential Services

Spring 2016 - Bill 5: Seniors' Housing

Spring 2016 - Bill 6: Securities Amendment Act, 2016

Spring 2016 - Bill 7: Electoral Boundaries Commission Amendment Act

Spring 2016 - Bill 8: Fair Trading Amendment Act

Spring 2016 - Bill 9: Enforcement of Provincial Offenses

Spring 2016 - Bill 11: Alberta Research and Innovation Amendment Act

Spring 2016 - Bill 12: Aboriginal Consultation Levy Repeal Act

Spring 2016 - Bill 13: Veterinary Profession Amendment Act

Spring 2016 - Bill 14: Health Professions Amendment Act

Spring 2016 - Bill 15: An Act to End Predatory Lending

Spring 2016 - Bill 16: Traffic Safety Amendment Act

Spring 2016 - Bill 18: Independent Environmental Monitoring

Spring 2016 - Bill 19: Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions Compensation Act

Spring 2016 - Bill 20: Climate Leadership Implementation Act

Spring 2016 - Bill 206: PTSD Awareness Day

Spring 2016 - Bill 22: Repatriation of Indigenous Peoples’ Sacred Ceremonial Objects

Fall 2016 - Bill 28: Public Health Amendment Act

Spring 2016 - Bill 202: Affordable Housing

Bill 203: Fair Trading

Bill 204: Alberta Tourism Week

Fall 2016 - Bill 207: Veterinary Profession (Clear and Timely Price Disclosure) Amendment Act

Budget 2015

Fall 2016 - Bill 208: Occupational Health and Safety (Protection from Workplace Harassment)

Spring 2018 -Bill 7: Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector Act

Spring 2018 - Bill 9: Access to Abortion Services Act

Spring 2018 - Bill 10: An Act to Enable Clean Energy Improvements

Spring 2018 - Bill 11: Lobbyists Amendment Act

Spring 2018 - Bill 12: Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act

Spring 2018 - Bill 13: An Act to Secure Alberta’s Energy Future

Spring 2018 - Bill 14: An Act to Empower Utility Consumers

Spring 2018 - Bill 16: Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Amendment Act

Fall 2018 - Bill 8: Emergency Management Act

Fall 2018 - Bill 19: An Act to Improve the Affordability and Accessibility of Post-Secondary Education

Fall 2018 - Bill 20: Securities Amendment Act

Fall 2018 - Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients

Fall 2018 - Bill 22: An Act for Strong Families Building Stronger Communities.

Fall 2018 - Bill 23: An Act to Renew Local Democracy in Alberta

Fall 2018 - Bill 24: An Act to Recognize AMA Representation Rights.

Fall 2018 - Bill 27: An Act to recognize the Canyon Creek Pumped Storage Project

Fall 2018 - Bill 26: An Act to Combat Poverty and Fight for Albertans with Disabilities

Fall 2018 - Bill 27: Joint Governance of Public Sector Pension Plans Act.

Fall 2018 - Bill 29: Public Sector Employee Relations Amendment Act

Fall 2018 - Bill 30: Mental Health Services Protection Act

Fall 2018 - Bill 32: City Charters Fiscal Framework Act

Fall 2018 - Bill 32: City Charters Fiscal Framework Act

Banning mandatory high heels in the workplace.

Heroes Day

Southeastern Alberta economy keeps growing

Working to end sexual violence

Home builder licensing and the PACE program

Westhead Chairing Endangered Species Conservation Committee

Fighting rural crime with real action

Budget building an economy that works for everyone

Caribou plan suspension is good news for local economy

Rural crime hurts us all

New strategy focuses on more policing, less paperwork

Keeping our communities safe

Diversification means prosperity

Recognizing Alberta's Francophonie

Alberta economy looking strong

NDP looking for cost savings in government programs and agencies

Making life better for working families in Alberta

Investing in Alberta and finding efficiencies

Celebrating diversity in Alberta

Black Panther is a superhero for our times

New courthouse and important investment

Supporting Alberta's firefighters

Alberta won't wait to support Indigenous children and families

Alberta challenge is how to even out economic peaks and valleys

Making life better for Albertans

Climate Leadership Plan is working for Albertans

Coal mine re-opening good news for Grande Cache

Things are looking up in Alberta

Making life better for central Alberta seniors

A plan to deal with dementia

STEP a program benefitting youth

Bill 30 - Improving worker safety and compensation

Effects of minimum wage and carbon levy hikes exaggerated

NDP is focused on making Alberta's economy more diverse and stronger

Alberta's economy and environment are two sides of the same coin

Job creation on the rebound

Reviewing the Fall Session

Protecting consumers, honest businesses

Correcting carbon levy fallacies

Winter is here, and good things with it

Economically, Alberta has lots to celebrate

Health and holiday needs

Continuing to grow the rural Alberta advantage

Post-secondary, close to home

Road to recovery begins in earnest

Minister Anderson proud to support LGBTQ2+ youth

New opioid centre, cannabis and Bill 24

NDP's Jobs Plan driving diversity and growth

Focused on jobs, health, education

Alberta government continues to invest in communities

Remembering those we have lost

Plenty of funding coming to Wetaskiwin-Camrose

Provincial Budget Outlook

2017 Budget is About Making The Lives Of Albertans Better

New provincial budget provides numerous benefits for Lethbridge

MLA Report: Southeastern Alberta will benefit from renewable energy investments

Budget 2017 benefits Sherwood Park

Infrastructure investment makes life better for Whitecourt residents

Spring session look ahead

Spring session underway at Alberta Legislature

Bill 1 will make lives better for Alberta families

Setting the record straight on rumoured Edson ATV ban

We won’t let our steady hand waver

Breaking down the carbon levy on your bills

Great ideas from Budget 2017 Sherwood Park consultations

Is it time to do away with Daylight Saving Time?

Celebrating Alberta families

Setting the record straight on Bill 21-the Modernized Municipal Government Act

Bioenergy gets a boost with government grant

Investment in Alberta

Celebrating local diversity and MLA update

Energy efficiency programs will save Albertans money

Supporting tomorrow's leaders

Protecting Castle parks important for future generations

It's not all "doom and gloom" for Alberta

Climate Leadership Plan takes action on climate change and protects economy

Employment, industry at the forefront

MLA Report: City needs community leaders who can see the opportunities

2017 promises to be an exciting year

Sylvan Lake-area residents finally get better access to higher level medical services

NDP is listening to all Albertans on formulating economic strategy

Budget Consultations

Increased capital expected to boost economy

Sherwood Park MLA Update for January

Moving towards a better economic future

Driving innovation, diversification and job creation in 2017

Don't believe the fear-mongering about the carbon levy

Celebrating Sherwood Park and the Holiday Spirit

MLA Bob Wanner Year Ahead

Government of Alberta is tackling the big issue of climate change

Alberta Jobs Plan is Working

New mini dialysis unit for Hinton supports rural patients

Our government will continue to stand with producers

Climate Leadership Plan is Justified

Lethbridge MLA Fitzpatrick Update

Pipelines would not have been possible without Climate Leadership.

Power price cap will protect Albertans

Hateful language is never acceptable

Province taking action on bovine tuberculosis

Alberta Jobs Plan drives diversification and growth

All Albertans deserve to be free from harassment

Busy time in the Legislature

Improving farming efficiency

Further help for the agricultural sector

MLA Bruce Hinkley shares good news with his constituents

Good jobs begin with a good education

Small business means much to West Yellowhead

Local small business deserves our support

Saluting small business

Alberta's Jobs Plan built with small business owners

The entrepreneurial spirit of small business

Celebrating Small Business

MLA Update Lethbridge-East

Lethbridge has many amazing people

Family farms and small feedlots get loan support

Transition from minimum wage is coming

Update from the MLA

MLA Report: Provincial government has certainly not forgotten Medicine Hat

A living wage is good for families

Calgary NDP MLA explains support for minimum wage hike

A higher minimum wage has broad support.

Looking back on a busy August

Celebrating Calgary Pride Week

Grants for Alberta Brewers a Recipe for Success

Update from the MLA

Drilling increases across Alberta under new royalty system

Sherwood Park Update

Wildrose putting politics before Albertans

Fair election system necessary

Cheers to Troubled Monk

Raising minimum wage for lowest paid workers supports us all, states local MLA

Election spending limits help democracy

Please nominate for Alberta Volunteer Awards

Power agreement court action intended to protect businesses

'Erin's Corner' From the Desk of MLA Erin Babcock

Fallout of personal attacks

FACT CHECK: Wildrose gets it wrong on PPAs, sides with electricity companies over Albertans

Our Climate Leadership Plan

Municipal guidelines changing

A healthier economy and province

Dignity for all occupations

Laying a foundation of dignity and hope

An update from Lethbridge-East and thoughts on minimum wage

Closing the gap between Albertans

MLA Marg McCuaig-Boyd recaps a year in the legislature

We need to give working people and their families a hand up

Raising the Bar for Everyone

Everyone needs the means to provide for themselves and their families

Canada Day is a perfect opportunity to remember our roots

Workers Compensation Board review long overdue

Alberta Jobs Plan something to be proud of

Spring session very productive

Good manners should extend to online political discourse, too

Update from Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose

NDP Calls on Brian Jean to take action as Wildrose Holodomor Comparison Resurfaces

National Aboriginal Day 2016

Bill 19 will ensure consistency

Province committed to leadership on climate change

Carbon levy not just about carbon

Reflecting on spring session

A healthy environment and a healthy economy

Better future promised for Albertans; Climate initiative is overdue

Information on the Climate Leadership Plan

Let's clear the air!

Taking steps to tackle climate issues

Carbon levy fair way to put a price on this type of pollution

Albertans have risen to occasion

Helping out those in need following the wildfires in Fort McMurray

Coming together for Fort McMurray

Province will not waver in commitment to fight wildfire

The Alberta Jobs Plan will encourage job creation

$15 minimum wage gives dignity to working Albertans

Bill 4 is fair to unionized workers, employers and the general public

Managing the right to strike while protecting essential services

Providing for our seniors is a sound investment in Alberta’s future

Proposed labour legislation ensures stability for public services in Alberta

New legislation modernizes Alberta's labour laws

Driving economic growth by investing in Alberta's highways

MLA update to Mill Woods business community

Job Posting: Edmonton-Meadowlark Constituency Office Assistant

Alberta NDP Caucus Issues Statement Regarding the Passing of MLA Manmeet Bhullar