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

Recent Articles

Bill C-2 helps those making $150,000 to $200,000 a year

“Do you think that when Canadians went to the polls a year ago, they would have agreed to spend $1.8 billion a year to give a tax break to the wealthiest 35 per cent of the population?” – Senator Larry Smith In the Senate yesterday, Senator Larry Smith made compelling arguments which showed why the […]


Taking the Wrong Road: The Legalization of Marijuana

A response to the federal government’s discussion paper: “Toward the Legalization, Regulation and Restriction of Access to Marijuana.” Office of Senator Betty Unger | October 5, 2016 Introduction Earlier this summer, the federal government released a discussion paper entitled, “Toward the Legalization, Regulation and Restriction of Access to Marijuana”.[1] Coinciding with the launch of the […]

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Ten Reasons You Should Support Pipelines

Canada is in the midst of a national discussion about crude oil pipeline projects. Here are ten reasons why you should support pipelines: 1. To protect the environment Transporting oil by pipeline is much safer than transporting oil by other methods. Insufficient pipeline capacity has contributed to a surge in moving oil by rail car. […]


15 Overlooked Facts About Energy East | BOE Report 

TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project would deliver oil from Western Canada and North Western United States to Eastern Canada. The length would be 4,600 km’s with approximately 70 percent consisting of pre-existing pipeline that would be converted from natural gas to crude oil. The project would have a total capacity of 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day.The […]


Top Ten Myths about Marijuana Usage and Legalization

The facts on marijuana might surprise you. Check out the top ten myths about marijuana usage and legalization: MYTH #1: Smoking marijuana does not cause cancer FACT: Smoking marijuana significantly increases your risk of lung cancer. In a 40-year retrospective cohort study of 50,000 Swedish male conscripts, regular cannabis smoking was associated with a 2-fold risk […]