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Committee approves inflation increases for independent offices

(EDMONTON, AB): United Conservative MLAs on the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices approved a 2.1 per cent budget increase for several independent offices and requested further information, including cross-jurisdictional analyses, for others, Chief Government Whip and Committee Chair Shane Getson said today. These increases are in-line with Alberta’s current rate of inflation and government operational …

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Notley should condemn McGowan’s anti-energy, anti-worker comments

(EDMONTON, AB): Today, Chief Government Whip Shane Getson said Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley should condemn anti-energy, anti-worker comments from Alberta Federation of Labour President Gil McGowan, whose union controls two voting seats on her party’s provincial executive. On Thursday, McGowan posted on X (Twitter) that “fossil fuel production is incompatible with saving the planet. Our …

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Lunty introduces Bill 204 to protect and defend Albertans’ interests

(EDMONTON, AB): Leduc-Beaumont MLA Brandon Lunty has introduced private members’ Bill 204, the Municipal Government (National Urban Parks) Amendment Act, to protect and defend Albertans’ interests when it comes to the creation and development of National Urban Parks in their communities. Current circumstances allow the federal government to bypass the province and work directly with …

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Notley NDP show true colours on carbon tax vote

The Notley NDP showed their true colours Tuesday, voting against the legislature’s first opportunity to condemn Justin Trudeau’s mistreatment of Alberta and his consumer carbon tax that is making life harder and more expensive for families, Chief Government Whip Shane Getson said today. Ultimately, Motion 8 passed the legislature with the support of 46 United …

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United Conservative MLAs vow to protect Albertans from the Notley-Trudeau 2035 net-zero plan

(EDMONTON, AB): Today, United Conservative MLAs vowed to protect everyday Albertans from the proposed Notley-Trudeau 2035 net-zero electricity regulations, which, if implemented, would exponentially increase the cost of power for families and businesses across the province. A Public Policy Forum report pegged the cost of the 2035 plan at $1.7 trillion, making Alberta’s share likely …

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UCP calls on Notley to break rank with Singh and call for an immediate end to the B.C. port strike

(EDMONTON, AB): With the economically devastating B.C. port strike entering its sixth day, UCP Chief Government Whip Shane Getson is calling on Rachel Notley to break rank with her federal boss, Jagmeet Singh, and join the UCP in calling for an immediate end to the strike that is threatening Alberta industries and jobs. According to …

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Getson statement on Trudeau’s carbon tax sequel

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(EDMONTON, AB): Today, Chief Government Whip Shane Getson released the following statement about Justin Trudeau’s plan to impose a second carbon tax on consumers, starting July 1: “Tomorrow, while Albertans and Canadians are celebrating our nation’s birthday, Justin Trudeau will be imposing a second carbon tax on consumers. “As if gas and groceries weren’t expensive enough …

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United Conservative economic management making life better for Albertans

(EDMONTON, AB): Alberta’s balance sheet is stronger than ever under Alberta’s United Conservative government, and that is making life better for everyday Alberta families and businesses, Chief Government Whip Shane Getson said today. According to Thursday’s fiscal update, Alberta’s United Conservative government ended the 2022-23 fiscal year with a record $76.1 billion in revenue, including $8.2 …

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United Conservative MLAs ready to deliver for Alberta families

(EDMONTON, AB) June 20, 2023: Today in Edmonton, Chief Government Whip Shane Getson released the following statement, after the swearing-in of Alberta’s United Conservative caucus: “Our United Conservative team is strong, united, and ready to deliver for Alberta families. “Albertans sent us to the legislature to keep taxes low and life affordable, tackle drugs and …

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NEWS RELEASE: Rachel Notley should break rank with her federal bosses, stand-up for Alberta

(EDMONTON, AB): Today, United Conservative Caucus Chair and Chief Government Whip Brad Rutherford is asking Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley to break rank with her federal bosses, Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh, and join the United Conservative Caucus in opposing a 30 per cent carbon tax hike, which will make everything more expensive for Albertans and …

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NEWS RELEASE: United Conservative Bill 205 would make rodeo Alberta’s official sport

Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely has tabled Bill 205, the Official Sport of Alberta Act, which, if passed, would recognize rodeo as Alberta’s official sport. “Rodeo is near and dear to the hearts of Albertans. It brings families and communities together, and it celebrates our western heritage,” Lovely said. “Rodeo also welcomes newcomers with open arms, …

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