November has turned out to be an ugly and difficult month for our struggling oil and gas sector. Because of a massive price differential, we're only getting approximately 20 cents on the dollar for our oil. Our precious oil is now the cheapest in the world. This means that Alberta and Canada is losing out on billions in potential royalties.
It’s a national crisis and our Alberta Party caucus is calling on the government to reduce production until prices recover. “Desperate times call for desperate measures,” Alberta Party MLA Greg Clark told 660 NEWS earlier this week. “We are literally giving away our most valuable natural resource for free, I think it’s time for the provincial government to consider curtailing production for at least a short period of time, to increase prices and keep Albertans working.”
Our party is also questioning why the NDP government seems to be studying this crisis to death by striking yet another panel (including appointing NDP loyalist Brian Topp) instead of acting today.
The newest member of #teamalbertparty is Alex Luterbach. The Airdrie resident is a small business owner, early childhood educator and holds a university degree in psychology. She will be carrying the Alberta Party banner in Airdrie-East. Welcome to the team, Alex!
November 22, 2018 (Edmonton) – Yesterday it was reported Jason Kenney has established a transition team behind the scenes and has already begun the process of appointing senior political staffers and agencies, boards, and commissions positions.
Among the policies being considered is selling a large portion of land in Alberta’s Northwest.
November 21, 2018 (Edmonton) – Alberta Party MLA Rick Fraser is calling on the Minister of Agriculture to bring forward some long-awaited improvements to the Animal Protection Act.
"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."