Energy Minister Sonya Savage, speaking to CAPP, says even as an increased amount of alternative energy enters the energy mix, all credible forecasts are optimistic for growth, maintaining O&G dominance.
The ESG Secretariat will inform the work of the war room, aka the Canadian Energy Centre, Savage says.
On carbon capture utilization and storage, Savage said the province and federal governments are in cooperation. There is a working group to maximize CCUS.
Annual reminder on the anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death that he did not die of old age as a beloved figure, but was murdered while in Memphis where he was supporting striking sanitation workers.
A poll the year before his death named him most hated man in America.
Commin revisitionist history of his life de-radicalizes his politics and misconstrues nonviolence.
Many people who claim to revere him today would have despised him then, as they despise those carrying out similar work.
The Vivaldi has cut out so I assume the newser will be starting momentarily....
Operator has said the feed disconnected, so I'm watching the CBC feed for now
500 locations will be booking appointments by early April, Kenney says.
Kenney says book as soon as you can. If you don't have a pharmacy offering a vaccine in your community, book through AHS when available.
NDP Leader Rachel Notley asks if the UCP will support a private member bill to ban strip mining in the Rockies.
Premier Jason Kenney says his policy is the same as the NDP -- they permitted a brand new thermal coal mine and it was the right thing to do, Kenney says.
Notley says the premier is misinterpreting that letter [oooooh shouts from the UCP bench.]
Notley says the rest of caucus must be getting jealous of the coal lobbyists meeting so much with cabinet.
One thing we don't have in common is the support of working people (Who said it? Kenney, who is claiming to be the leader of the party for workers)
I'm hopping in halfway through QP. UCP MLA Miranda Rosin was asking about economic assumptions.
NDP MLA Sarah Hoffman asks about the lack of capital investment in schools in Calgary Public and Catholic Schools.
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said three Calgary projects funded in the budget, six under construction are desperately needed.
Hoffman said students are being bussed well out of their communities. Hoffman asks why Red Deer gets two schools.
LaGrange said there are several Calgary school projects under construction.
NDP Leader Rachel Notley starts by asking about university "devastation." More than half of this year's budget cuts to PSIs are at the UAlberta. Why are you making them pay for your mistakes, she asks?
Premier Jason Kenney says the costs of subsidies to those institution was growing faster than inflation, enrollment.
The CoF news conference is underway. Premier Legualt will start in French, followed by words in English.
The premiers are reiterating a request on the eve of the federal budget — increase health transfers to the provinces.
Legualt says it may seem abstract, but it's a very concrete problem.
All provinces and territories have a signifcant problem financing health, made worse by the Covid crisis.
Legault fears Trudeau may attach strings to the funding. Legualt says it's important we don't centralize/create management programs within the federation. Says health is the province's jursidctions.
Health Minister Tyler Shandro says there has been considerable confusion about what is allowed and what isn't, so they're here to clear things up.
The higher the heart rate, the higher intensity. He says it's not about the activity, it's about individual fitness level. He says gym owners must use best judgement about categories. "We're relying on owners and clients to use jdugement."
Shandro said he will be hosting townhalls with fitness centre owners.
The one-time, $1,200 payment will go toward private and public sector workers who have worked at least 300 hours.
The funding is coming from a combination of both provincial and federal funding.
Private sector employers will have to apply.
$180M from the province, the rest from the federal government.
Yesterday, I asked about the net "cost" of the acceleration of the corporate tax cut. It was supposed to go from 12% to 8% over three years, but the government chopped it down to 8% as of July 1...
The annual cost, after accounting for the spurred on investment, was $600M per year before that acceleration.
The cost of the acceleration is about $200M to $300M a year.
But, because corporations aren't so profitable these days, it's more like a net cost of $500M...
The oft-quoted $4.7B is from the 2019 budget and it is the amount you could say is given away, but it doesn't account for what would be offset by growth, which is where the $600M/annual number comes from...