Alberta Minute: Daylight Savings, Job Losses, and Conscience Rights
Alberta Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics.
This Week In Alberta:
- The legislature will sit all this week and there are a lot of bills at various stages of debate and discussion, all of which are visible on the Legislature website.
- There are also three Committee meetings scheduled - the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on Tuesday, the Special Standing Committee on Members' Services on Wednesday, and the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices on Friday.
- Newly appointed federal Intergovernmental Affairs Minister, Christia Freeland, is in Edmonton to meet with Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, and Premier Jason Kenney. Kenney is seeking retroactive changes to the equalization formula’s fiscal stabilization fund to recoup about $1.75 billion in federal transfers.
Last Week In Alberta:
- Daylight savings changes are on the table again. At the Alberta Institute, we support a strict separation of time and state - leave our clocks alone!
- Job losses continue to ripple through the Alberta economy - Statistics Canada reported Friday that retail sales in Alberta fell by 2.7 per cent in September from a year earlier.
- Controversial Bill 207 on conscience rights was effectively killed in committee. The bill will still come back to the Legislature, but with a recommendation not to pass it, it won't be going anywhere.