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Update from Acting Leader Jacquie Fenske

Hear Jacquie’s take on the news this week in Alberta.

As many of you know, I do more than just politics. One of my roles is helping to run my family’s business in Edmonton.

We serve soup, sandwiches, and, of course, pie (pumpkin with pecan sprinkle and classic cherry are the best) to a breakfast and lunch crowd in industrial areas. So, as you can imagine, we’ve had a tough go throughout COVID.

The reversion to Stage 1 restrictions has our restaurant staff scrambling once again. But I couldn’t be more proud of them, and I know I am not the only business owner in our province that is lucky to be able to work with Albertans who are smart, capable, and hard working.

The pandemic has forced us to pivot repeatedly, a condition brought about partially by the premier’s bumbling around in response to rising cases. One thing I know, though, is that Albertans are resilient, and there is hope in the form of vaccines.

Stay Safe,

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Party News

President Conrad Guay announced the hiring of Troy Wason as the Executive Director for the Alberta Party. Troy has been the Interim Executive Director since the start of the year.

Troy has decades of experience in Alberta politics and has been instrumental in the momentum the party has seen in fundraising this year.

Join us in welcoming Troy to the party! If you would like to touch base with Troy, you can email him at [email protected]

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This Week in Alberta

Albertans are suffering the consequences of the UCP’s poor leadership in handling the pandemic. Alberta moved back into Stage 1 health restrictions on Tuesday due to ballooning cases.

Alberta shouldn’t have gotten to this point. Jacquie issued a statement the day the restrictions were announced:

"We’ve heard that we need to “hold on and hold out” time and time again. Albertans are tired of hearing this from leaders that fail to lead. Most Albertans have held on, and we thank them for having done so much in such trying times.

But a bumbling government response has hurt all Albertans. A lack of transparency and clear communications have allowed for a vacuum of misinformation and mistrust to grow."

Read the full statement here.

Some UCP MLAs are undermining the validity of the COVID-19 guidelines and are compromising the health and safety of Albertans.

17 UCP MLAs released a joint letter arguing that the newly reintroduced Stage 1 health restrictions are too stringent, despite the fact that cases of COVID-19 variants are dramatically increasing.

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The town of St. Paul was hit with a $24,000 bill this week for using forensic services performed by the RCMP. It’s no secret that the UCP have passed significant costs down to the municipalities to trim the provincial budget.

Having already cut rural policing, forcing municipalities to pay for key investigative tools will only disincentivize their use and exacerbate rural crime. The Alberta Party has long been a strong voice of supporting municipalities, especially in regards to the first order of any government—keeping its citizens safe.

Neil Korotash, our Education Shadow Minister, released a statement on the draft curriculum and he was interviewed on 630 CHED this week.

Listen to the interview here. (April 6, 11 am at the 32 minute mark)

Want to see the latest Alberta Party news before Sunday? Check out our news page throughout the week for updates.

Interesting Read

Rare earth minerals are already key to the world economy due to their importance in everything from smart phones to night vision goggles.

Canada has many opportunities, and Alberta in particular, to build up a domestic industry, and the National Post ran an article this week with regards to building that industry based on testimony before a House of Commons committee from the mining industry.

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