The legacy of Don Getty, founder of Family Day
Premier Getty had been drafted into politics by another former premier, Peter Lougheed, with whom he played football with the Grey Cup winning Edmonton Eskimos. They were both elected to the Legislature in 1967, and together, they built a solid foundation and set the stage for the Progressive Conservatives’ sweeping 1971 electoral victory.
As a cabinet minister in the Federal & Intergovernmental Affairs & Energy portfolios, Mr. Getty fought to protect Alberta’s energy interests and grow the industry, and was a fierce advocate for Senate reform.
As premier, he steered our province through some incredibly difficult economic times, not unlike the ones we experience today. He also established Family Day, a statutory holiday that has spread across the country.
Premier Getty played a major role in shaping Alberta into the strong and resilient province it is today and I am grateful for his many contributions.
Securing the future of the military
Community Justice Awards
Nominations can be submitted by members of the public in the categories of leadership, innovation, service enhancement, community mobilization, and partnerships and collaboration. Past award recipients have included youth justice committees, victim services and restorative justice programs.
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Thinking about connections
Alberta needs strategy for worsening economy
“The fiscal update reflects the reality that Albertans have been experiencing first-hand for months,” said our Progressive Conservative Interim Leader and Finance Critic Ric McIver. “We are deeply concerned to see this government continue to borrow for operations while making no effort to control spending. With the deficit projected to rise dramatically next year, this government has no other plan than to continue racking up debt that will rest squarely on the shoulders of our children and grandchildren.”
While we recognize that the government does not control the price of oil, it continues to make choices that further destabilize our economy and cause even more hardship for people across the province.
The Alberta Legislature resumes sitting on March 8th, which gives our caucus an opportunity to ask ministers questions in the House on behalf of all Albertans. We will also have plenty of opportunity to scrutinize the NDP's upcoming budget. I'm looking forward to it.