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Notley & Kenny and the PC's before them, did so much to improve our Education system.


Alberta's NDP

This list was created by JH.

This list was created by someone who supports the NDP and published right before the last election that saw Jason Kenny and the UCP get into power. It listed the things the NDP Government "accomplished" in their 4 years.
1. Banned corporate and union donations to political parties. (2015)
2. Began building a new Cancer Treatment Centre in Calgary at the Foothills Hospital.
3. Increased funding to education to ensure 12,000 new students had teachers in the 2015/16 school year. (2015)
4. Raised taxes on corporations and the wealthy, while maintaining Alberta as lowest taxed province in Canada. (2015)
5. Scrapped the PC Health Care tax. (2015)
6. Raised the minimum wage by $2 ($2.50 for liquor servers), in 2015, and raised it annually since, up to $15 per hour in the fall of 2018. (2015).
7. Created a Ministry for the Status of Women. (2015)
8. Cabinet members instructed to make plans to implement the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. (2015)
9. Began construction to finalize the Calgary ring road by 2021.
10. Apologized for Alberta's role in residential schools. (2015)
11. Joined the call for a public inquiry into the missing and murdered Aboriginal women. (2015)
12. Cancelled a major privatization of hospital lab services in Edmonton. Brought that service in house under Alberta Health Services.
13. Took menthol cigarettes off store shelves.
14. Froze tuition rates (2015).
15. Funded health care to prevent the layoff of thousands of health care workers as planned by the Prentice Conservative government. (2015)
16. Hired Former Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge to develop a plan to catch up on infrastructure projects.
17. Launched and completed mental health care review, appointed David Swann as co-chair.
18. Launched and completed a review of Alberta’s energy royalties.
19. Cancelled the closure of the Calgary Young Offenders Centre as planned by the Conservatives.
20. Created Castle Provincial Park.
21. Announced millions in funding for green transportation projects in Edmonton and Calgary
22. Gave farm workers full legal workplace protection (health and safety, WCB, employment standards, labour standards). (2015)
23. Added gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination in the human rights code.
24. Implemented a ban on door to door electricity sales.
25. Scrapped coal power early, improving the health of hundreds of Albertans with asthma and other breathing problems, and reducing the amount of greenhouse gases emitted in Alberta by 16%.
26. Took big money out of politics by lowering campaign donation limits from $30,000 per person to $4,000. (2016)
27. Put limits on how much political parties and candidates can spend during campaigns. (2016)
28. Put a cap on power prices so they cannot rise too much.
29. The climate leadership plan was credited with federal government approval of two pipelines.
30. Introduced a dental fee guide to lower the cost of dental services.
31. Brought back the STEP program to create jobs for students.
32. Expanded health care/hospital services in Sylvan Lake. The new ambulatory Care Centre is open 16 hours a day, including weekends and evenings.
33. Started a loan program for seniors to make home renovations allowing them to stay in their homes longer.
34. Lowered small business taxes from 3% to 2%.
35. Using funds from carbon levy for a wide variety of programs to diversify Alberta’s economy, create jobs, and add value to our resources.
36. Lowered school fees by 25%.
37. Introduced a school nutrition program in every school district.
38. Introduced and expanded a $25/day child care program.
39. Building a new court house in Red Deer.
40. Funding a new emergency room for the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton.
41. Introduced programs and standards and increased funding for the training of service dogs.
42. Building a new bridge from Edmonton to Fort Saskatchewan.
43. Invested money into Fresh Start recovery homes, creating 46 new addiction recovery spaces in Calgary.
44. Approved 24 new school projects in Budget 2017.
45. A $200 million increase for home care to create new spaces, part of Budget 2017.
46. Budget 2017: $100 million to improve drinking water in First Nations communities.
47. Secured $6 billion in new investment in Alberta through royalty credits.
48. Protected the voluntary blood donation system by banning paid plasma programs.
49. Extended hours for cancer treatment at Tom Baker Centre and Cross Cancer Institute.
50. Created 35 new crown prosecutor positions and 30 new court clerk positions to address court backlogs.
51. Removed the time limits for victims to file lawsuits against their sexual assaulter so victims can proceed when they are ready.
52. Cut salaries and eliminated bonuses at Alberta’s Agencies Boards and Commissions. Some of the salaries were in excess of $500,000/year and included perks like golf club memberships. Capped severance at 12 months.
53. Gave academic workers the right to strike.
54. Created new funding for school playgrounds so parents no longer have to fund raise to have them at their local school.
55. Introduced first contract arbitration for workers trying to get a union.
56. Brought in card check certification, meaning no need for a vote if 65% or more employees at a worksite sign union cards, making it easier to join a union.
57. Gave employment arbitrators the direction to look at national jurisprudence when making awards.
58. Extended rights for employment leaves to take full advantage of EI rules without losing their jobs. Compassionate care leave extended from 8 weeks to 27, with eligibility for that leave reduced to 90 days from 1 year of employment.
59. Removed restrictions on secondary picketing.
60. Gave the Labour Relations Board the ability to impose union certification when employers engage in unfair labour practices.
61. Removed the minimum wage exemption that allowed employers to pay less than minimum wage to workers with disabilities.
62. Reduced bus fees for K-12 students taking public transit by as much as $500/year.
63. Reorganized (and decreased) caseloads for social workers dealing with family crisis matters.
64. Approved $750K to improve health outcomes for Calgary’s homeless.
65. Approved $1.7M for maintenance of homeless facilities in Edmonton.
66. Added 16 new mental health beds to Royal Alex Hospital. (June 2017)
67. Opened mental health clinic for children in Edmonton. (June 2017)
68. Added $26m for mental health services at post secondary campuses.
69. $75M for classroom supports as part of teacher’s contract negotiations.
70. Announced Alberta's first housing strategy, using $1.2 billion over five years to build 4,000 units of affordable housing.
71. Funding for Calgary green line LRT project from Alberta’s Climate Leadership fund.
72. Education initiative to combat rise of racism.
73. Covered cost of abortion pill so it is free to all women who need it.
74. Changed rules to make it easier for restaurants and cafes to open outdoor patio space.
75. Created subsidies to local craft beer makers to promote Alberta based industry and the jobs that come with it.
76. Created an independent agency to deliver energy savings across Alberta.
77. Passed Alberta's first Renewable Energy Law to triple Alberta's use of renewables by 2030. On track to exceed that goal.
78. Over $40 million for solar programs for homes, businesses, First Nations, municipalities and farms.
79. $20 million to install lifts on ambulance vehicles to reduce injuries to paramedics.
80. Kananaskis Park improvements to trails, campsites and other amenities.
81. Converted a loan for Edmonton’s Valley Line LRT into a grant, using funds from the Climate Leadership fund.
82. Opened up the process of applying to serve on Alberta’s Agencies, Boards and Commissions so it is easier for all Albertans to take part, not just the privileged few.
83. Opened a farmer’s market on the Legislature grounds.
84. Created “Four Directions Financial” with ATB and Boyle St Community services to give banking services to homeless and vulnerable Albertans, (and act as an alternative to pay day loan companies). (Sept 2017)
85. New rules to protect people buying condominiums ensuring that buyers have full knowledge of condo fees and allowing government to investigate and issue fines when developers break the rules. (October 2017).
86. Named a government building after First Nations Activist Muriel Stanley Venne, the first time a govt building in Alberta has been named for an aboriginal person. (October 2017)
87. Enhanced curriculum to teach Alberta students about the history of Canada’s aboriginal peoples, and the legacy of residential schools.
88. Created a $40 million transition fund for coal workers to replace income, retrain, and placement in other positions. (Nov 2017).
89. Toured Canada promoting the building of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and Alberta’s energy industry.
90. Tightened rules around Gay Straight Alliances in schools so kids can join them without being outed before they are ready. (2017)
91. Tightened rules on ‘dark money’ and ‘big money’ in Alberta politics, making it harder for Political Action Committees to bring big money from other countries to influence our elections. (Dec 2017)
92. Banned ticket scalping bots which buy up event tickets before consumers got a chance to buy them. (Dec 2017)
93. Made long overdue changes to health and safety rules to ensure workplace safety committees and a range of other improvements.
94. Overhauled the WCB to ensure workers get better treatment and better payouts.
95. Cut the travel and hospitality budget from $27.6 million to $3.8 million.
96. Alberta was the fastest growing provincial economy in 2017.
97. Further expanded the $25/day childcare to 100 centers, adding 4,500 spaces. (Dec 2017). And another 6,000 spaces. (April 2018)
98. Created a power system that generated the lowest cost clean power in Canada, and assured a 20 year price of 3.7/kilowatt power, cheaper than most coal power.
99. Passed a law to protect teenagers from harm caused by artificial tanning.
100. Launched a process to engage with survivors of the ‘sixties scoop’ to develop and craft a meaningful apology. And delivered that apology in the Alberta Legislature with a promise to continue working to make amends to the victims and heal the wounds of the past. (2018)
101. Funded a job training program for indigenous women to give them skills as heavy equipment operators.
102. Building a new neonatal care unit in St. Albert.
103. Made it easier for firefighters to claim Workers’ Compensation for ovarian & cervical cancer.
104. Launched a review of programs serving disabled Albertans.
105. Provided $1.2 million grant to the Zebra Child Protection Centre to provide support and counselling to children who have survived physical and sexual abuse.
106. Provided $81 million to farmers from the Carbon Levy to transition to lower energy and energy efficient equipment. (2018)
107. Building the new Willow Square facility in Fort McMurray providing 144 spaces for seniors care. (2018)
108. Made Red Deer College a degree granting University, so local residents don’t have to go away to school. (2018)
109. Made Grande Prairie College a degree granting University, so local residents don’t have to go away to school. (2018)
110. Made Alberta College of Art and Design a degree granting University, so local residents don’t have to go away to school. (2018)
111. Created 3,000 new post-secondary technology spaces to support emerging industries. (2018)
112. 38% increase to Legal Aid funding.
113. Changes to make it easier to qualify for AISH (assured income for the severely handicapped) without bleeding applicant’s financial assets. (2018)
114. Investing $1 billion into partial upgrading programs to diversify Alberta’s energy sector. (2018)
115. Program to generate up to $6 billion in private investment in natural gas processing. (2018)
116. 20 new schools announced as part of budget 2018.
117. New park and ride facility in St. Albert. (2018)
118. $1.9 million in new funding to create new spaces for women and children fleeing family violence. (2018)
119. New Tourism Growth innovation fund to support and expand Alberta’s tourism offerings. (2018)
120. Changes to the Lobbyists Act to increase transparency. (2018)
121. Supervised consumption site to open at Royal Alex Hospital. (2018)
122. Replacement school for Camrose. (2018)
123. Funding to improve Northern and Southern Jubilee Auditoriums. (2018)
124. New Legislation to give continuing care residents and families more input into their living facilities. (2018)
125. Program to increase renewable energy to create over 7,000 jobs by 2030. (2018)
126. Local Food Act introduced to raise the profile of local food industry. (2018)
127. “Bubble Zone” legislation to prevent protests at abortion clinics. (2018)
128. Phasing out obscene salaries among post-secondary executives. (2018)
129. Funding for home energy efficiency programs so homeowners don’t have to put money down to make their homes greener. (2018)
130. $43 million in funding (with Federal govt) to buy 40 electric buses for Edmonton. (2018)
131. Contributed $2.5 million to rebuild the Roxy Theatre in Edmonton. (2018)
132. Over $200 million invested to reduce methane gas emissions, which have a climate change impact 25% higher than carbon dioxide. (2018)
133. Proclaimed May to be “Sexual Violence Awareness Month.” (2018)
134. Added consent to the curriculum of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. (2018)
EDITS/ADDITIONS: I’ll add more as I become aware of them.
135. Added $5 million to support mental health support programs in K-12 schools. (2018)
136. $70 million, taken from the Climate Leadership fund, to support nine projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 4.1 million tonnes annually. (2018)
137. Implemented home builder licencing to help consumers distinguish good builders from bad. (2017)
138. Passed ‘Safer Spaces’ legislation allowing Albertans suffering from domestic violence to break a lease and flee their homes. This helped over 400 people in the first year after it was passed. (2016)
139. Introduced the Alberta Child Tax benefit giving families with children earning under $41,000 per year access to funds to assist them with raising kids out of poverty. (2015)
140. Eliminated the $1,000 fee for the Green Certificate program, an agriculture apprenticeship program. Enrolment jumped with the fee elimination.
141. Invested $10 million in additional funding to combat rural crime by hiring 39 more police officers, 40 more civilian staff, and 10 additional Crown prosecutors. (2018)
142. Approved the creation of Alberta’s first applied degree in animation and visual effects at Red Deer College. (2018)
143. Redeveloped the maternity care unit at Peter Lougheed Hospital, adding 60 new care spaces. (2018)
144. Created the world’s largest protected boreal forest in Northen Alberta, preserving 67,000 square km of park space, an area almost as large as New Brunswick. (2018)
145. Forced insurance companies to extend their deadlines by one year for claims made in relation to the Fort McMurray wildfire. (2018)
146. Invested $3 million into capital upgrades at Castle Park to create more trails, campsites and access to vast wilderness. (2018)
147. Contributed $2 million toward the rebuilding of the Stanley Milner Library in Edmonton. (2018)
148. Opened a permanent dialysis treatment centre in Lac La Biche, where for years patients had previously been receiving treatment in a bus in the parking lot. (2018)
149. Produced a “Best Practices Guide” for police investigating and dealing with cases of sexual assault and sexual violence to better support victims and bring instigators to justice. (2018)
150. Reached a historic agreement selling land to the Métis Nation of Alberta, who previously leased the 9 acre parcel of land, so the Nation can build a new community centre. (2018)
151. Created a new, province-wide phone line to call to either report abuse or for support for victims of abuse. (2018).
152. Negotiated an agreement with doctors that included no wage increases for two years, while saving $95 million in health care costs. Eighty-nine percent of doctors voted to approve the deal. (2018)
153. Improved safety for employees of gas stations and convenience stores by making it law that drivers pay before filling their gas tanks. As part of this move, regulations around cash handling, video monitoring and timed safety locks were also improved. Energy companies, police chiefs and labour groups all applauded the move. (2018)
154. Built and opened an assisted living facility in northwest Calgary to house 45 limited mobility residents. (2018)
155. Introduced guidelines for the wages of school superintendents to bring wages and benefits into line with the rest of the public service. The move puts $1.5 million back into the classroom. (2018)
156. Funded “WiseGuyz,” a program that educates 300 Calgary junior high school boys about gender violence and tolerance. Schools with the program have reported reduced violence rates and a noticeable change in school culture and tolerance. (2018)
157. Declared, for the first time, June to be “Philippine Heritage Month.” Alberta has the second highest Philipino-Canadian population in the country. (2018)
158. Redesigned drivers’ licences to make them more secure, cut down on fraud and ID theft, and save over $1 million annually. (2018)
159. Started a free summer music series at McDougall centre in Calgary to showcase Alberta musicians over lunch hours in downtown Calgary. (2018)
160. Invested almost $5 million to improve Athabasca University’s digital learning environment and upgrade existing IT infrastructure. (2018)
161. Provided a $1.25 million grant to Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton allowing them to expand its services to 200 additional families across Northern Alberta. (2018)
161. Added “x” as a gender option on official documents like drivers’ licences for Albertans who do not identify as solely male or female. (2018)
162. Opened new opioid dependency clinics in Bonnyville, Fort McMurray and High Prairie to treat up to 600 new patients annually. (2018)
163. Passed the Energy Diversification Act to provide a combination of royalty credits, grants and loan guarantees designed to encourage energy diversification, like petrochemicals and partial upgrading. (2018)
164. Invested $10 million in local flood resilience programs and equipment. (2018)
165. Extended bar hours during the World Cup. (2018)
166. Expanding capacity on the southwest portion of the Anthony Henday Drive. (2018)
167. Developed an action plan to combat racism in Alberta including launching a new hate crimes police unit, improvements to school curriculum, and help for workers getting foreign credentials recognised. (2018)
168. As part of the path to reconciliation, all public employees will take a one day training course to learn the history and unique needs of Alberta’s Aboriginal population. (2018)
169. Signed an agreement with the four Maskwacîs Cree Nations to outline the role of the government providing education to the community. (2018)
170. Sent letters to employers who owe workers unpaid wages demanding settlement and outlining their options to do so. (2018)
171. Increased funding due to demand from $35 million to $50 million for a program that assists Indigenous communities, organizations and companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through renewable energy, energy audits, and training for low emissions energy projects.
172. Intensive Indigenous training for Childrens’ Services staff about the impacts and legacy of colonialism, residential schools and the Sixties Scoop. The training provides managers, supervisors, caseworkers, and other staff the awareness and cultural understanding to serve Indigenous children, youth and families. (2018)
173. Implementing recommendations from Minister’s Panel on Child Intervention, including immediate additional funding of over $4 million, to improve kinship care assessments, suicide prevention and increased mental health and addictions services. (2018).
174. Removed barriers for refugees to get drivers’ licences - so they can find work easier, and settle into Alberta life more quickly. (2018)
175. Added 400 new teaching and support positions in K-12 for the 2017-2018 school year.
176. Reversed Conservative cuts to Program Unit Funding (PUF) for school children with disabilities. The program is essential for young children to provide staff for early intervention and make sure they get the best education possible. (2015)
177. Started a $2 million grant program to support community initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of racism and its impacts on Albertans. (2018)
178. Funding (with other levels of government) the completion of Calgary’s Airport Trail in the city’s NW quadrant.
179. Alberta will co-lead a federal pilot project to help military families settle into new communities when they are re-assigned. (2018)
180. Simplified the forms and process to apply for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), to make it easier for Albertans to receive benefits. (2018)
181. Increased funding to assist people with disabilities to complete post-secondary degrees. (2018)
182. Joined other provinces in recognizing military drivers’ credentials so members of the forces don’t have to be re-tested for a commercial licence. (2015)
183. Alberta retail sales hit a new record in May of 2018. Highest ever recorded in history.
184. A new, $3.5 billion petrochemical plant is being built north east of Edmonton, Alberta's Petrochemical Diversification Program is credited by the builders as the reason for this and other developments to add value to our energy products and diversify the province’s economy.
185. The Conference Board of Canada named Alberta “a prime Province for growth in private sector investment in 2019.”
186. Alberta exports are up to the highest level since 2014, with large increases in both the energy and non-energy sectors.
187. Updated the policy on use of the Alberta Legislature grounds allowing for more and bigger festivals and other events on the space.
188. Offered up to $70 million in incentives to companies who develop technologies to reduce emissions caused by biotechnology, electricity and/or transportation. (2018)
189. Reduced restrictions on patio rules for restaurants and bars, creating more outdoor entertainment spaces.
190.Expanded funds to create additional post-secondary spaces for students at two additional campuses.
191. Created an organization to assist Indigenous entrepreneurs create tourism based businesses.
192. Created a pilot project for rural bus service in southern Alberta, filling routes left when Greyhound cancelled service.
193. Announced a new hospital wing for Medicine Hat.
194. Created Legacy Regional Park, preserving 73 acres for recreational use in Lethbridge.
195. Expanded mental health services at the Calgary Counselling Centre.
196. Reduced hunting fees for seniors.
197. Adding new and refurbished exhibits at Heritage Park in Calgary.
198. First government to celebrate August as Pakastani Heritage Month.
199. Added 400 post secondary spaces in technology programs.
200. Concluded bargaining with all major public sector groups without job action, lockouts, or forced settlements. All agreements were agreed by both parties.
201. Improved 911 standards to deliver consistent service in all communities across the province.
202. Between May 2017 and May 2018, average weekly earnings went up up by 3.2%. Employment went up 1.7%, active oil rigs up 6.7%, merchandise exports up 11%, wholesale trade up 7.9%, retail sales up by 2.5%.
203. Alberta will fully fund access to PrEP drugs, which have a 99% effective rate at preventing HIV infection.
EDITS: ADDED Oct 30, 2018
204. Nearly 32,000 K-12 students started the 2018-19 school year in new or revitalized schools.
205. Announced a replacement for Ben Calf Robe School, Edmonton Catholic’s school with a focus on teaching Indigenous students. (2018)
206. Celebrated the opening of Suncor’s Fort Hills project, putting 1,400 people to work on a continuing basis. Fort Hills is expected to generate $8 billion in royalty revenue to the province over the life of the project. (2018)
207. Celebrated Nexen’s $400 million investment in the oil sands at its Long Lake South West project. Because the project requires less steam and natural gas per barrel, Long Lake will achive a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 2025.
208. Expanded the University of Calgary school of veterinary medicine, adding 80 new spaces. (2018)
209. Added 400 tech seats at post-secondary institutions at the start of the 2018-19 school year.
210. Created and funded the “Aging Well” program, supporting initiatives to keep seniors in their homes and engaged in their communities. (2018)
211. Broke ground on a new campus for Northern Lake College, serving 225 students in High Prairie.
212. Expanded the post-production pilot project to provide permanent grant funds to film and technology projects, further diversifying Alberta’s economy. (2018.)
213. Expanded the school nutrition program to feed 30,000 students daily.
214. Expanded funding for programs designed to create employment for Albertans with disabilities. (2018)
215. Alberta has put out requests for proposals for green power projects to provide 55% of the province’s electricity needs. This smashes the previous target of 30% by 2030. (2018)
216. Opening a new 24/7 mental health clinic at the Royal Alex hospital in Edmonton. (2018)
217. Building 85 units of seniors housing in the Crowsnest Pass. (2018)
218. Building 240 units of affordable housing in the Londenderry community of Edmonton. (2018)
219. New K-4 curriculum is nearly complete, after an exhaustive consultative process that received over 70,000 submissions. The curriculum has not been updated in 30 years. (2018)
220. A $70 million increase to Legal Aid to ensure all Albertans get access to the justice system when they need it, regardless of their finances.
221. Loosened liquor rules allowing bars and restaurants to infuse alcoholic products with spices, herbs and fruits, as well as create house-aged products. (2018)
222. After decades without a treaty, Alberta joined with the federal government to sign a deal with the Lubicon Lake Band. (2018)
223. Introduced truth in advertising rules for the auto industry, mandating that consumers must be told the full history of the vehicle they are purchasing. These are the rules Jason
Kenney promised to scrap in exchange for political donations from the used car dealers. (2018)
224. Alberta proclaimed its first Islamic Heritage Month, commemorating the contribution of Islamic Albertans, who have been here since 19th century. (2018)
225. Created the Jim Prentice conservation corridor in the Crowsnest Pass, protecting a 5 km long corridor and honouring a former Premier with a passion for conservation. (2018).
226. Put rules in place to prevent tuition increases that are higher than the cost of living. (2018)
227. Created an Advocate for Persons with Disabilities to assist disabled Albertans resolve issues, find supports and promote inclusion. (2018)
228. Increasing penalties for health professionals who are engage in sexual abuse of patients, including a loss of licence to practice. (2018)
229. Upgraded training and licencing of truck drivers to improve highway safety. (2018)
230. Brought driver testing in-house to improve safety and accountability. (2018)
231. Gave aboriginal communities a formal role in child protection court proceedings. (2018)
232. Took further action to take big money out of politics by banning corporate and union donations to municipal political candidates, and lowering donation limits to $4,000 per year. (2018)
233. Increased rates for AISH, Income Support and Seniors Benefits for the first time since 2012. Also introduced legislation to automatically tie those benefits to inflation in future years. (2018)
234. Invested $3 million toward a ‘one-stop shopping’ service in Edmonton for Veterans to access government programs and services. (2018).
ADDED NOV 30, 2018
235. Told private schools that refuse to allow Gay Straight Alliances to students who request them that they must comply with the law or lose public funding. (2018).
236. Created the first Indigenous Languages in Education grant in Canada, funding programs that assist and promote Indigenous Language Education in schools. (2018)
237. Added access to mental health supports for 2,000 more youth in Southern Alberta. (2018).
238. Alberta became the first province to implement “Jordan’s Principle” with respect to indigenous children in foster care. The principle simply put ensures children who need care get it right away, regardless of which government should be funding it. (2018)
239. Appointed a team of envoys to consult with the energy sector and make recommendations to deal with the high gap in the price of oil costing the Canadian economy $80 million per day. (2018)
240. Doubled existing support for new upgrading and refining programs in place for our energy resources. The new supports will create 15,500 jobs during construction and 1,000 jobs once operational. (2018)
241. Legislated limits to future tuition increases, keeping them to within the cost of living. (2018).
242. Doubled loan limits to livestock providers for loans allowing farmers to invest in new stock. (2018)
243. Gave nurses the ability to prescribe drugs and order x-rays, which will reduce wait times and cost to the taxpayer. (2018)
244. Protected Bighorn Country in central Alberta as a mix of parks and public lands. (2018)
245. Launched a trade challenge to gain access to other provincial markets on behalf of Alberta’s small breweries. (2019)
246. Introduced regulations for counselling professionals and addictions treatment facilities. (2018)
247. Purchasing new rail cars and locomotives to get our energy products to the coast. (2018)
248. Opened the Fair Practices Office to give injured workers assistance in advocating for themselves through the WCB. (2018)
249. Using $15 million from the Climate Leadership Fund to install solar panels at K-12 schools across the province. (2018)
250. Finalized a funding agreement between Alberta and the two largest cities to provide stable, predictable funding. (2018)
251. Banned the mandatory wearing of high heels at workplaces across the province. Because, duh. (2018)
EDITS Added Dec 11, 2018
252. Passed a short term reduction in oil production to deal with the surplus of supply and the effect it had on prices. Brought the differential (the difference between what Alberta oil sells at and West Texas) from $50 a barrel down to under $15, the lowest in years. (2018)
253. Funded the Elizabeth Fry Society program to create legal support for sexual violence survivors. (2018)
254. Provided $2.2 million to the Blood Tribe to open a safe withdrawal site to treat addicts. (2018)
255. Invested $29 million to hire 90 more paramedics and purchase 17 new ambulances across Alberta. Also hired new staff to address mental health issues among paramedics. (2018)
256. Built safe accommodations in Lethbridge for 42 people suffering from opioid and other addictions to help them access treatment and support programs. (2018).
257. Seeking industry interest in a new refinery to process more of our energy resources here in Alberta. (2018)
EDITED Feb 28, 2019
258. After twenty-five years of child-poverty rates staying the same, the child poverty rate was cut in half between 2015-2017, during a recession, giving Alberta the lowest child poverty rate in Canada.
At first glance it appears quite productive.

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