Hon. Betty E. Unger is an Alberta Senator, elected by Albertans
and appointed by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Recent Articles

Fourteen Albertans to receive a Senate 150th Medal in recognition of significant contributions made to their communities

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, October 19, 2017 – Fourteen Albertans have been selected to receive the Senate of Canada’s 150th Commemorative Medal in recognition of their significant contributions to their communities.  Recipients were chosen from nominations submitted to Senator Betty Unger from Albertans during the summer-long nomination process. “I was delighted to receive […]

The Senate was independent long before Trudeau’s partisan changes came along

Prevailing opinion is that, through the “new” and “revolutionary” Senate appointment process, the Senate will finally be able to function “as it was intended.” There is nothing new about this type of appointment process. In 2012, for instance, then-prime minister Stephen Harper established an advisory committee for vice-regal appointments. Nor is it revolutionary. It is […]

Questions but no answers from the government on Energy East

Today I asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate two specific questions about the cancellation of the Energy East project, on behalf of Albertans and all Canadians. Unfortunately, I received no real answers.  Hon. Betty Unger: My question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate also concerns today’s cancellation of the […]

Barbara Kay: Liberals left reeling by clear, rational criticisms of M-103

NATIONAL POST Far from the slam-dunk feel-goody gesture it was meant to be, M-103 is looking more and more like a pivotal political and cultural moment in Canadian history With Parliament’s passage in late March of Motion 103, which condemned “Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination,” the Canadian Heritage Committee was […]

Senator Unger’s Statement on the Edmonton Terrorist Attack

Honourable colleagues, it was shocking and heart-wrenching to hear about the terrorist attack that took place in Edmonton on Saturday night. Around 8:15 pm, fans were at Commonwealth Stadium cheering on our Edmonton Eskimos when a man driving a car crashed through traffic barricades, deliberately striking Police Constable Mike Chernyk than smashing into his police […]