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MLA newsletter for May

Alberta at Work As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, the Alberta at Work initiative will announce investments in various job-training programs to get Albertans the employment supports they need, so they can take advantage of this economic boom. Five ministries are working together to support new and transitioning workers to help them succeed in a rapidly changing job market. Labour and Immigration is investi ...

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Opposition MPs speak on challenges to tourism

Conservative MPs spoke to the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce during its general meeting at Chateau Jasper on April 20. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The shadow minister of tourism and other Conservative politicians addressed some of the challenges facing the tourism sector while visiting Jasper. The Opposition MPs gave short presentations and answered questions from attendees during ...

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LaGrange: One teaching profession needs one strong process

Recently, I was proud to introduce Bill 15, Reforming Teacher Profession Discipline Act. Since I first took office, I have been focused on reforming the process of discipline for the teaching profession. In December, I released a statement outlining my commitment to bring legislation forward this spring to improve this process in part due to the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s (ATA) statement that they felt ...

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Editorial: Don’t forget what just happened

With so much chaos in the world, it’s rather easy to forget about the trucker protests and the government’s response to them. Of course, the Ukraine situation is far more urgent of a matter and deserves the coverage that it’s getting, but it also diverts the attention of politicians and the media, both domestic and abroad, from discussing what just happened to Canada. This Ukraine crisis may have also saved ...

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Alberta ending proof of vaccination program

Premier Jason Kenney announced the proof of vaccination program would end starting at the end of Feb. 8. | Government of Alberta photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Alberta is ending the Restrictions Exemption Program that requires patrons to show proof of vaccination at certain venues beginning Feb. 8 at 11:59 p.m. This is step one of the UCP government’s plan to gradually lift health restrictions, de ...

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MLA Newsletter for January

Alberta is the place to be for people seeking opportunity and prosperity. With companies making massive investments in tech, clean energy, manufacturing, oil and gas, and film and television, our province is once again expected to lead the country in growth in 2022. The opportunities being created in our province have led to an increase in people moving to Alberta. U-Haul’s annual growth index indicates Alb ...

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Alberta changes PCR testing eligibility

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Government of Alberta is limiting PCR testing as daily testing volumes start to exceed system capacity and wait times increase. The province says wait times for PCR tests are now approaching four days, and a turnaround time for providing results to patients is nearing 48 hours. “While we have been used to managing COVI ...

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Province receives coal policy reports

Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage during an announcement in Edmonton on Friday, April 24, 2020. | Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The UCP Government received two reports from the independent Coal Policy Committee on Dec. 29 but will not be releasing the findings publicly at this time. The committee submitted both the engagement report and the final report, whi ...

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Op-ed: A message from MLA Martin Long

As Christmas approaches, we have an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past year, while looking forward to what lies ahead.  These past few months have been a juggling act, balancing constituency work and sessional duties, along with the various committees I serve on, but through it all I’ve been fortunate to be able to represent my constituents in West Yellowhead. Connecting with my communities ...

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Op-ed: MP Soroka comments on the Speech from the Throne

The 32-minute Speech from the Throne was more or less a repeat of the Liberals’ major platform promises focusing on the economic recovery from COVID-19, reconciliation, and climate change, reiterating the Liberals’ electoral promises. The political priorities announced by the Liberal government do nothing for Canadians worried about the cost-of-living crisis pricing families out of homes and driving the cos ...

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