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Dean Bennett, the Canadian Press

Premier Danielle Smith’s government has rejected a proposal that would have compelled it to respect the results of a referendum on whether Alberta should quit the Canada Pension Plan. On Dec. 6, the United Conservative Party’s majority government voted down an opposition amendment to Bill 2 — the Alberta Pension Protection Act — by the […]

  • December 11, 2023 December 8, 2023
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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith won’t say what happened to her government’s promise to hold face-to-face meetings with citizens in December on quitting the Canada Pension Plan. However, thousands of citizens got their say or tuned in to five recent telephone town hall consultations, she said during a house question period last week, noting nearly 100,000 […]

  • November 27, 2023 November 27, 2023
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau entered the Alberta pension-exit debate Wednesday, saying the federal government will fight any threat to the stability of the Canada Pension Plan. In an open letter to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, the prime minister also took her to task for launching the debate in the first place. Smith’s office didn’t immediately […]

  • October 19, 2023 October 19, 2023
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Finance Minister Nate Horner says if Alberta abandons the Canada Pension Plan to run its own stand-alone fund, it will not adopt Quebec’s model, which mandates optimizing returns while also investing in the province. His comments come three weeks after Premier Danielle Smith said her government wants to hear from Albertans first before they make […]

  • October 16, 2023 October 13, 2023
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Alberta’s opposition is launching its own survey on whether the province should leave the Canada Pension Plan, saying the government questionnaire is a “sham” and a “unicorn.” New Democratic Party finance critic Shannon Phillips says her party’s survey is to lay out a simple choice for Albertans, asking them whether they think leaving the CPP […]

  • September 28, 2023 September 27, 2023
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The Alberta government says legislation to overhaul workplace rules could come as early as next week. Government House Leader Brian Mason says it’s “pretty likely” a bill will be tabled then. “It’s generally well known that there is some legislation to improve the rights of workers in Alberta that is coming to make sure that […]

  • May 17, 2017 September 13, 2019
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