Alberta Liberals demand Government renew issuing cannabis licenses

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan is calling on the NDP Government to begin issuing cannabis licenses and end the distribution monopoly by Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC).

Khan stated, “The NDP’s flawed cannabis policy is failing Albertans. They are stifling job creation and undermining efforts to end the criminal black market by refusing to issue more licenses. Alberta LIberals want the free market to resolve this problem.

The Alberta Cannabis Collective (ABCC) says this policy misstep could cost Alberta 1,800 jobs and cost retail applicants $13 million if the Government does not meet its stated goal of 250 stores opened by October. Currently, only 65 stores have been granted licenses. It is also driving Albertans to the illegal black market.”

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Alberta Liberals demand action on police carding before next election

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan demands the NDP Government act on police carding.

The Alberta Liberals believe police carding should be banned. The NDP Government failed to keep their promise and act on the carding issue. We are demanding action before the next election.

Khan stated, “The practice of carding does not work, according to studies. It is not an effective policing tool. It targets visible minorities. It alienates communities and undermines individual rights. It must stop.”

Carding has been defined as “when a police officer randomly asks an individual to provide identifying information when there is no objectively suspicious activity. The individual is not suspected of any offence. There is no reason to believe the individual has any information on any offence.”

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Alberta Liberals extend greetings on Orthodox Christian Christmas

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann release statement on the celebration of Orthodox Christian Christmas.

“We wish all Orthodox Christian Albertans a Joyous Christmas.

“The Orthodox Christian community is an ongoing and integral part of Alberta’s heritage. They gather with friends and family to celebrate Christmas according to the Julian Calender. This includes enjoying the 12 traditional dishes of the Nativity Feast.

“On behalf of the Alberta Liberals, we wish all our Orthodox Christian friends and neighbours:

“Christos razhdayetsya

“Hristos se Rodi

“Christos etexthi

“Kristos rozhdaetsya!”