Alberta Politics, Budgets and Pipelines – Premier Rachel Notley’s Perspective


March 29, 2018 :: Premier Rachel Notley
Moderated by Dylan Purcell

The Honourable Premier Rachel Notley has graciously made herself available to Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) for a speaking event. After 50 years of trying, SACPA is very happy to finally host a sitting Premier of Alberta. Rachel previously spoke at SACPA in 2011 and 2014 as an MLA.

Premier Notley will explain some of the items in last week’s Alberta budget and the importance of pipelines and transportation in getting Alberta resources to tidewater. She will also give the audience her view of Alberta’s political landscape.

The Honourable Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge West and Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office will introduce the Premier. Dr. Leroy Little Bear will bring greetings from the Blackfoot Nation

Speaker: The Honourable Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta

Rachel Notley was sworn in as Alberta’s 17th Premier on May 24, 2015. She grew up in Fairview, Alberta, and is the daughter of former Alberta ND leader Grant Notley and his wife Sandy. Having grown up in a passionate political family that believed in the importance of building a fairer, more inclusive society, Rachel was naturally drawn to work to make her home province better, and first ran for election for the Alberta New Democrats in Edmonton-Strathcona in 2008. She was re-elected in 2012 and again in 2015.

Rachel holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Alberta, and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. She has worked for a variety of labour unions in both Alberta and British Columbia and served as a ministerial advisor to British Columbia's Attorney General in the 1990s. Rachel's work during her legal career focused on labour law, workers' compensation advocacy and workplace health and safety issues. Rachel lives in Edmonton's Old Strathcona neighbourhood, along with her husband Lou and their two children Ethan and Sophie.

Moderator: Dylan Purcell

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 12 noon presentation, Q & A to follow at 12:30 pm
Location: Southminster United Church, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge
Cost: Free admission, everyone welcome


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