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  • Alberta Liberals Recognize Orange Shirt Day

    Posted by · September 30, 2020 9:53 AM

    On Orange shirt day we remember one of the most horrific chapters in Canada’s past: the taking of Indigenous and Aboriginal children from their homes, families and communities to force them into residential schools. This was an act of cultural genocide, the consequences of which are still being felt to this day. We must make sure that this truth is taught and remembered. 

    The Alberta Liberals urge that we learn from this horrific past and make every effort to combat the systemic racism faced by Indigenous and Aboriginal Canadians today. The fact that over 65% of youth in Alberta’s state care are Indigenous despite only composing 10% of the child population shows that much more needs to be done to keep young people in their communities and with their families. That is why we are calling on the Alberta Government to fund the start-up of new regional Indigenous child protection offices, to be organized by, gifted to and run by First Nations in Alberta. 

    To learn more about the Alberta Liberal Party’s positions on Indigenous and Aboriginal issues you can view our 2019 platform here

  • An Alberta Liberal Party Special Event

    Posted by · September 22, 2020 10:09 PM

     

    An Evening with Former Senator Grant Mitchell hosted by Alberta Liberal Leader, David Khan

     

    To purchase the event ticket: https://www.albertaliberal.com/grant_mitchell_fundraiser

    Chip in any amount to spend an evening with Grant Mitchell and David Khan

    Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 PM.

     

    Grant was elected to the Alberta Legislature in 1986 and re-elected 3 times, retiring in 1998. From 1994 to 1997, he was Leader of the Alberta Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition. He was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Paul Martin in 2005 and retired in April of this year. During that time, he served as Vice-Chair on the Senate Energy and Environment Committee, and on the Senate Defence Committee. In 2016, he was appointed by Prime Minister Trudeau as Government Liaison in the three- Senator Government Representative Office in the Senate. This Office was established, in the absence of an affiliated Liberal caucus in the “reforming” Senate, to manage Government legislation and help facilitate Senate reform. He sponsored, among other legislation, Bill C 16, the transgender rights bill, and Bill C 69, and the environmental review bill. Teresa and Grant are now retired and living in Vernon, BC, to be closer to their three sons, their sons’ partners and their grandson, all of whom live in Vancouver. He has made every effort in the last number of months to regain some fitness and rides his bike frequently and intensely in the hills surrounding Vernon, supplemented by yoga and Pilates sessions, socially distanced “in the park”. He is also working voluntarily as an advocate for a tax credit policy designed to stimulate carbon, capture, usage and storage projects in Canada.

     

  • Q1 Fiscal Update

    Posted by · September 01, 2020 2:30 PM

    The Alberta Liberals have a bold plan to tackle Alberta's deficit while preserving services and creating jobs. What's the best way to defeat the debt? Grow the economy. Government spending is up $5.3 billion due to the pandemic but revenues have dropped $11.5 billion. We need to replace that shortfall in revenue with new economic growth. The Alberta Liberals have a 5 point economic plan to get Alberta's economy back on track:

     

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