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Leader's Update

Update from Jacquie Fenske

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

We were reminded this week of just how important it is to be nimble. Because of a year-long cascade of leadership failures, Albertans are again faced with new restrictions. Yet again, we're changing our lives.

It highlights the need for leadership, the need for more voices and a party that is focused on the needs of Albertans. On Thursday I delivered that message to the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs.

You can watch my full remarks here.

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Event Recap: Five Truths to Unlearn with Todd Hirsch

The Grande Prairie Constituency Association hosted ATB Chief Economist Todd Hirsch. He talked about the five economic truths that need rethinking and hosted a lively Q & A session with our Alberta Party members. Watch the replay here.

Event Recap: The Need for More Voices in Alberta Politics

Jacquie presented to the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) last week, you can watch her speech here and read an article recapping the event in the Lethbridge Herald here.

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This Week in Alberta


Foreshadowing restrictions to come later in the week, the Legislative sitting was suspended due to the spread of COVID-19.

Previously, Jason Kenney had refused to shut down the Legislature, leaving many to accuse the government of hiding.


New COVID-19 restrictions were announced this week. All restaurant dining, patios included, is suspended while the number of people who can participate together in outdoor gatherings, funerals, and religious services have been reduced.

This week, vaccine eligibility is expanded to anyone over the age of 30. Starting May 10, eligibility is expanded to anyone over the age of 12.

Click here to learn how to book an appointment.


New restrictions mean little if there is no enforcement. Albertans are outraged that the UCP failed to stop a protest rodeo near Bowden despite the rodeo getting prominent news attention in the week leading up to it.

This led to the Justice Minister attempting damage control by announcing a new framework and penalties for breaking public health orders. Once again, a lack of leadership from the UCP Government caused frustration and anger.


The public health crisis is accompanied by an economic crisis. This is true all over the world, but Alberta faces a two-pronged challenge as oil prices have also collapsed. New data show the nature of that crisis, Alberta’s GDP fell $23.7B, or 8.2 percent, in 2020, the most of any province.

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

Interesting Read

A sense of frustration and fatigue has set in due to a third-wave of COVID-19 and corresponding restrictions. This article from The Line talks about the threat burnout poses to public health and our society.

Public Engagement

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Alberta Party Team

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