The beginning of a new era

This week was the beginning of a new era for Albertan taxpayers, job creators, and workers.

But first, on behalf of the entire UCP Caucus, I would like Albertans to know how proud we are of the women and men fighting the devastating forest fires throughout northern Alberta. These women and men are some of the finest Albertans our province has to offer. There is no greater way to be an Albertan than to help a neighbor in need.

We would like to send our condolences to the families of those who have been evacuated and those who have lost their homes. Our Caucus is thinking of you every day.

This week the UCP government introduced four bills aimed at getting Albertans of all ages back to work.

Bill 1: An Act to Repeal the Carbon Tax is on the brink of being passed which will save Albertan families and small businesses thousands of dollars.

This legislation will help fix the fiscal mess that the previous NDP government left us with and be another much-needed addition to the litany of job-creating policies that will be passed by this government in the coming weeks.

Also, within the Chamber this week, House Leader Jason Nixon proposed several changes to the Standing Orders of the Legislative Assembly in order to improve decorum and restore trust in the minds of Albertans.

We were also please to work with our colleagues across the aisle to unanimously recognized the destructive nature of Bills C-48 and C-69 championed by the Trudeau Liberals.

These Anti-Alberta bills are more proof that the prime minister does not have the best interest of Albertans in mind – or the best interest of Canadians considering the economic benefits that the oil sands in Alberta brings into the rest of the country.

In addition to recognizing Prime Minister Trudeau’s damaging policies, Alberta minister of energy Sonia Savage payed a trip to Ottawa on behalf of all Albertans to show our support for the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Our ‘Yes to TMX’ campaign will help show the Trudeau Liberals that Alberta has woken up from its economic slumber of the previous government.

Albertans voted overwhelmingly for positive change. With record voter turnout, 55 per cent of the vote and the most votes cast for a single party in Alberta history, our new government has a historic mandate to get Alberta back on track – by creating jobs, growing the economy, and standing up for a fair deal for Alberta.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Alberta discussing early Stage 2 economic relaunch

Nineteen new COVID-19 cases confirmed by government Wednesday

OUR COMMUNITY: A tribute in honour of Bob Hepp

Popular Ponoka citizen Mr. Bob Hepp passes away at the age of 65 years

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Israeli, Chinese policies ‘concern’ Canada, undermine freedom, says Trudeau

Israeli, Chinese policies ‘concern’ Canada, undermine freedom, says Trudeau

House of Commons can manage virtual voting securely if MPs want it, Speaker says

House of Commons can manage virtual voting securely if MPs want it, Speaker says

VIDEO: PSC congratulates class of 2020

Ponoka Secondary Campus (PSC) posted a video on its website, psc.wolfcreek.ab.ca, on… Continue reading

Joint inquiry or review of mass killing taking shape, N.S. justice minister says

Joint inquiry or review of mass killing taking shape, N.S. justice minister says

Greens likely to hold virtual leadership convention due to pandemic: May

Greens likely to hold virtual leadership convention due to pandemic: May

Meng hearing schedule to expand; lawyers ask for ‘referee’ in case

Meng hearing schedule to expand; lawyers ask for ‘referee’ in case

As some protesters in D.C. gird for battle, others provide first aid, supplies

As some protesters in D.C. gird for battle, others provide first aid, supplies

Drone retrieves human remains, pieces of navy helicopter that crashed off Greece

Drone retrieves human remains, pieces of navy helicopter that crashed off Greece

Trudeau government given failing grade for lack of action plan on MMIWG

Trudeau government given failing grade for lack of action plan on MMIWG

Parade marshal named for cancelled Stampede

Parade marshal named for cancelled Stampede

Calgary couple stranded in India by COVID-19 pandemic killed: family

Calgary couple stranded in India by COVID-19 pandemic killed: family

Most Read