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

Recent Articles

Minister of Justice Gutting Protection for Faith Communities with Bill C-51

MP David Anderson calls on faith leaders to defend their rights FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 October 2017 Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, today expressed concern in Question Period with comments made by the Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould regarding bill C-51 […]

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 […]