Tag: Rachel Notley

Alberta farm groups express support for pipeline expansion

Farm groups in Alberta are applauding the provincial government’s effort to advance oil pipelines, thereby taking pressure off the rail freight system. “Team Alberta” sent a letter to Premier Rachel Notley this week expressing support for the Trans Mountain pipeline and other crude oil pipelines. The Trans Mountain line was approved by the federal government… Read more »

Saskatchewan Premier Calls out Prime Minister on “Disrespectful” Carbon Tax Announcement

Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blindsided not just provincial environment ministers but also premiers (and perhaps Canadians) by announcing a national carbon tax scheme that must be implemented by 2018. Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall released an emotionally-charged statement yesterday outlining how detrimental the carbon tax platform will be to Saskatchewan’s economy and the cost to individual… Read more »

Alberta Turns Orange — Rachel Notley’s NDP Wins a Majority; Ag Minister Anyone’s Guess

After 44 years of Progressive Conservative government, Albertans voted for change on Tuesday, electing Rachel Notley and 52 other New Democrat MLAs, including dozens of political rookies. The PCs, under Jim Prentice failed to even remain the Official Opposition, as Brian Jean and the Wild Rose Party claimed 21 ridings. After 44 years of living… Read more »