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Emergency Debate on Paris Aggreement on Climate Change

"Thank you, Madam Speaker. I just wanted to take a couple of minutes to speak to this motion urging “the government to reject co-operation with the federal government in the imposition of the Paris agreement on climate change.” I find the wording very interesting. I don’t think that this is a situation of imposition so much as an agreement. The Paris accord was actually ratified by Canada on October 5, 2016, so I’m a little confused as to why this would be an emergency right now. We’ve had a couple of years to talk about it."

 

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Discounted Resource Pricing

Greg Clark asked the government how we are going to tackle the huge discount our resources are selling at, and their answer wasn't very reassuring.

In a statement released on Saturday, the Alberta Party said the government should require oil producers to reduce production until bitumen prices improve.

”This is a national crisis,” said Greg Clark, Alberta Party caucus energy critic. “Curtailing production is a dramatic step, but it’s the right thing to do to maximize the value of the resource that all Albertans own."

Clark said that production should be reduced for each producer on a percentage basis based on their production.

 

 

 


Reviewing the Process for allegations of Sexual Misconduct

 MLA McPherson speaks about her letter to the Speaker of the Alberta Legislature asking for a review of the process around allegations of sexual misconduct. The Premier recently revealed that two members of the government caucus have been accused of sexual misconduct, and that the investigation was done secretly within caucus.

That's not good enough, and Karen explains why.


Week in Review

Accountability and transparency matter when it comes to politics. Politicians can’t be their own judge and jury when serious problems arise within their own ranks.  

That’s why I’m proud Alberta Party MLA Karen McPherson (Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill) has written to the Speaker of the House to ask for an independent probe into shocking news that the NDP government secretly investigated and sanctioned two of their own MLAs for sexual misconduct behind closed doors. Read more here.  Even worse, Premier Rachel Notley is refusing to disclose the names of the two MLAs citing concerns that it would jeopardize the privacy of the victims. 

“Withholding information about the process used to discipline the offenders does a disservice to the public…as many survivors will tell you, sexual assault and sexual misconduct thrive in secrecy,” McPherson wrote in her letter to the Speaker of the House.

In other news:


Alberta Party Caucus asks Speaker for independent investigation

November 18, 2018 (Edmonton) – Alberta Party MLA Karen McPherson has written to the Speaker of the Legislature asking for an investigation into how allegations of sexual misconduct by sitting MLAs were handled.


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