Alberta Liberals issue Black History Month Statement

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann released the following statement for Black History Month:

Khan stated, “The black community in Alberta has made a tremendous contribution to our province’s history. Black History Month is an opportunity for all Albertans to share their stories in building this Province.

Alberta Liberals celebrate and honour the black community. We support a tolerant, inclusive, and multicultural Province.

Swann stated, “Black History Month reminds us that our diversity is our strength. We must always fight against pervasive racism, xenophobia and discrimination. The outstanding contributions of black Albertans and Canadians demonstrates that skin colour is never – and should never – be a barrier to greatness.”

Alberta Liberals applaud Redwater Supreme Court decision and renew call for Cleanup Bonds

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann issue the following release on the Redwater Supreme Court decision.

Khan stated, “We believe in the polluter pay principle. We also believe Alberta taxpayers must be protected from massive liabilities. This historic Supreme Court ruling goes a long way to strengthening safeguards for our environment and Alberta taxpayers. Bankruptcy can no longer shield irresponsible energy companies.

“Alberta Liberals believe more must be done to address the province’s estimated $260 billion in cleanup liabilities. We have to adopt proactive measures against worst case scenarios.

“We are renewing our call that Alberta energy companies be mandated to purchase reclamation and cleanup bonds as insurance against financial catastrophe.”

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Alberta Liberals honour International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann issue the following statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Khan stated, “We honour millions of victims of Nazi Germany’s genocidal actions on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. My thoughts are with the victims and their families who still struggle with the aftermath of this horrific event.

“In commemoration of this day the United Nations stated, “The Holocaust was a turning point in history, which prompted the world to say ‘never again.’”

Swann stated, “We must stand up against hateful ideology and violence against those who are different. We must strive to prevent history from repeating itself. We must never forget this tragedy.”

Khan added, “We should always fight back against all hateful rhetoric with compassion and understanding. We must be forever vigilant and dedicated to promoting equality, tolerance and inclusion.”