The Alberta Party recognizes the significance of Indigenous land acknowledgements as a sign of respect and basic tenant of our relationship with First Nations People. The Alberta Party remains committed to acknowledging the appropriate treaty lands at all events or announcements so that our working relationship is informed by a shared understanding of the connection of First Nations and Métis to the land.
Land acknowledgements are a recognition of recommendations by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and they acknowledge the treaties all Albertans live under every day. "Land acknowledgements recognize the historic and ongoing presence and connection of different First Nations and Métis to the land.” The Alberta Party believes that discontinuing them is unacceptable.
The failure to acknowledge Indigenous lands undermines the relationship between the Crown and First Nations People in Alberta. The Alberta Party is committed to forming partnerships with First Nations People built on collaboration and mutually agreed upon processes to develop policy.
The Alberta Party congratulates Jason Kenney on being sworn in as the 18th Premier of Alberta and wishes he and his new Cabinet success over the next four years.
“The role of the Opposition is to bring a different perspective and hold Government accountable. We are not opposing individual people but rather possible unhelpful ideas and actions. If and when this government does something we disagree with, we will share our thoughts,” said Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel.
“As they start their work, we encourage them to keep the best interest of ALL Albertans top of mind.”
On behalf of the Alberta Party Board of Directors I want to thank you all.
The Alberta Party has seen the largest growth in vote share of any party. Compared to 2015, our share of the vote has increased by over 300%! We should all be extremely proud of the effort we put into this election.
More than anything this election campaign has focused on pipeline strategies. The challenge for voters is both major parties have strategies that come up short, in fact, a Kenney-led government will result in negative progress.
Leader Stephen Mandel outlined how an Alberta Party government would boost the province’s agriculture and agri-food industry. The plan includes the creation of a new innovation institute focused on investing in export markets and modernizing the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation.