Alberta Minute: Injunction Dismissed, Suggestions Rejected, and Help Us Stop The Second Carbon Tax
Alberta Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics.
This Week In Alberta:
The Legislature is in session again this week with sittings in the afternoon and evening on Monday, all day Tuesday and Wednesday, and morning and afternoon on Thursday.
- The Standing Committee on Families and Communities will meet on Monday morning from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, while the Standing Committee on Public Accounts will meet on Tuesday morning from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
- There are still a large number of bills currently before the House, including fifteen Government Bills, seven Private Members' Public Bills, and one Private Bill.
Last Week In Alberta:
- In more bad news for Alberta, the federal government is expected to announce a second carbon tax (officially called the Clean Fuel Standard regulations) any day now. If you haven't already, please click here to read more about this terrible policy and sign our petition to Stop The Second Carbon Tax. The petition has received almost 3,000 signatures already in just a couple of days!
- An injunction that would have paused the government's ongoing inquiry into alleged foreign-funded campaigns against Alberta's energy industry was dismissed in the Court of Queen's Bench. The inquiry has already been delayed several times but is currently scheduled to report back to the government by the end of January.
- Finally, Alberta Health Minister, Tyler Shandro, rejected suggestions that the number of COVID cases in Alberta is due to the province not imposing strict enough restrictions. He said Alberta's policies were decided based on assessing the evidence of both the situation in Alberta and the impact of various restrictions around the world.
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