The Alberta Party stresses the importance of Arts and Culture as an important tool to help fund Alberta's future and enhance the standard of living for all Albertans.
This morning, October 26, 2020, some members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) walked off the job, undertaking a “wildcat” strike.
This is a result of the Kenney government undertaking massive changes to Alberta Health Services (AHS) without proper consultation and without a willingness to compromise. Ministers Shandro and Toews are approaching our healthcare workers in bad faith. They're behavior has made job action inevitable.
At the same time, they are constrained by the failure of the previous NDP government. It made far-reaching promises and didn't deliver on properly reforming and re-imagining AHS. Fundamentally this is a needless conflict, not over policy, but trust.
Alberta is in a fiscal crisis. Healthcare costs need to be contained, and greater efficiency is needed. However, patient health and workers rights cannot be compromised. Our government needs to get to the bargaining table in good faith to find solutions to our problems that serve patients, workers, and taxpayers.
In Rebuilding Alberta the Alberta Party proposed that the Alberta Government identify inactive oil wells and convert them for geothermal energy. We thank the UCP Government for following the Alberta Party's lead on diversify our economy and putting Albertans back to work.
Acting leader Jacquie Fenske:
“The oil sands are a crucial economic driver for the province and the country, and integral to the world economy. This will not change, even as the world transitions to other forms of energy. The rare earth minerals found in the oil sands are going to play a crucial part in developing new energy technologies and other innovations, and their hydrogen potential could be world-changing. A rail line through Alaska will help us get our much-needed product market, today and in the future.”
Thank you to everyone who participated in the AGM this weekend! It was great seeing so many familiar faces and some new faces as well from all over the province. Overall, the AGM went very well and we have received positive press coverage.
At the AGM, we made two important decisions as a party: