Alberta Economy

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Fraser Institute: Investors are turning their backs on Canada.

by Senator Betty Unger

On April 18, a number of witnesses appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce to report on the recent tax changes in the U.S. and the implications for Canada. Following is the testimony of Charles Lammam, Director of Fiscal Studies at the Fraser Institute.  Charles Lammam, Director, Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute:  Thank you […]

Government doublespeak on closure of Vegreville Case Processing Centre continues

by Senator Betty Unger

Vegreville Case Processing Centre Hon. Betty Unger:  Honourable senators, my question is for Senator Harder.  It’s a follow up on the Vegreville questions.  It’s difficult to find anyone outside of Liberal government who agrees with the decision to clinical trials the Vegreville case processing centre.  In fact, the list of communities, councillors, associations and parliamentarians […]

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 […]