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Jobs, COVID-19 on the agenda as fall Alberta legislature sitting set to begin

Jobs, COVID-19 on the agenda as fall Alberta legislature sitting set to begin

The fall sitting of the Alberta legislature begins Monday, and the government says jobs, diversifying the economy and fighting COVID-19 will be the focus.

House leader Jason Nixon said the United Conservative government plans to introduce between 18 and 20 bills during the sitting, which is scheduled to run until the first week of December.

The bills will include legislation introduced by Premier Jason Kenney on changes to recognizing professional credentials in order to address labour shortages.

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Jobs, economy, COVID-19 to be focus for Alberta government in fall legislature sitting

Nixon says there are no COVID-19 specific bills, but he says the government will continue to fight the fourth wave and pass legislation if necessary.


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Alberta’s top doctor urges caution as COVID-19 situation eases


Alberta’s top doctor urges caution as COVID-19 situation eases

The Opposition NDP says it plans to hold the government to account for failing to act in the summer and allowing a renewed surge of COVID-19 cases.

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NDP house leader Christina Gray says an all-party committee is needed to get to the bottom of what happened.

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