COVID-19 is causing havoc not only with our health, but our economy. Perhaps no other statistic shows this better than the over one million Canadians who have applied for employment insurance in the last week.
For many, it was a point of pride that they had never applied for the program until now. More support will come from the federal government’s Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, which provides $2,000 to all workers affected by COVID-19-related losses of income. But this ignores a few key points, points that would be addressed if the Kenney Government introduced a wage-subsidy for all businesses, as has been done in Denmark and the UK.
This week, the government announced that Associate Minister Dale Nally has been sworn in as the Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity.
The Associate Minister will now be responsible for overseeing Alberta’s electricity sector – in addition to natural gas and petrochemicals.
On March 19th, Acting Leader Jacquie Fenske addressed a change to the standing orders in the Edmonton Journal.
After deliberation and consultation, the Alberta Party Provincial Board and the 2020 AGM Planning Committee have voted not to hold the Alberta Party 2020 AGM in Calgary on April 4.