Alberta Economy

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Statement: Federal government decisions are hurting Alberta

by Senator Betty Unger

Honourable Colleagues, My home province of Alberta was the economic engine of Canada for decades, but now is in a severe recession. Through our petroleum industry, Alberta provided good paying jobs for hard working people across the country – which included many fine workers from Atlantic Canada. But all of this changed with the downturn […]

Minister Sohi won’t answer the question

by Senator Betty Unger

It was a simple question: Why didn’t the Liberal government include $500 million in the budget to clean up inactive Alberta oil wells? I tried twice to get an answer from Alberta MP and Infrastructure Minister Sohi, with no success. The first time, when I asked the Minister at the Senate Transportation Committee, he said […]