Liberals Won’t Study Alberta’s Job Crisis

I wanted to take a moment to update you on what happened yesterday in Ottawa. At the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance I asked to undertake a study into Alberta’s economy and current unemployment levels.

I wanted to take a moment to update you on what happened yesterday in Ottawa. At the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance I asked to undertake a study into Alberta’s economy and current unemployment levels.

The committee has no business scheduled for any meetings in March as the Government has not presented any agenda items to study. This was a great opportunity for Albertans to have their voices heard by Government. However despite more than an hour of presentations by Conservative members of the committee as to the merits of such a study, the Liberals used their majority to defeat the motion.

I’m disappointed in this decision. Conservative MP's believe they were elected to do work on behalf of those who elected us. It seems like Government Liberal MPs would rather the committee meet about nothing for the rest of the month or cancel all meetings than actually study what is the number one concern for many Albertans.

While Liberal MP's voted not to undertake a study, Conservative members succeeded to have 2.5 hours of debate take place on the job crisis in Alberta.

Rest assured, we won’t let this issue die.