This Week In Alberta January 13, 2023

This Week

  • Inflation payments for Albertans: Alberta’s inflation relief package, the largest in Canada, will begin rolling out later this month. Many Albertans are automatically enrolled in the program, but the government released a new portal making it easier for applicants needing to apply to receive the benefit. More information can be found here
  • Intervening in firearms lawsuits: Last fall, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General sought intervener status on six ongoing lawsuits related to the federal firearms ban. Earlier this week, the Federal Court granted Alberta the ability the intervene in these cases. Alberta will submit written arguments to the federal court arguing that the federal government’s legislation is an overreach of its jurisdiction and will infringe on the rights of law-abiding firearm owners. Supplying energy to Japan: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited Ottawa this week. In the lead-up to this, Premier Smith sent Prime Minister Trudeau a letter underlining Alberta’s close connection with Japan. The Premier urged the Prime Minister to highlight Alberta’s desire and ability to export more LNG to Japan.


What’s Next

  • Legislature: The Legislature schedule for 2023 will be released in mid-January.


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