Accomplishments

photo of a caribou

Under Alberta’s Caribou Protection Plan, the province continues to protect caribou and caribou habitats while negotiating a conservation agreement with the federal government.

Image of Minister Nixon standing at a podium at the TIER announcement

The Technology and Innovation Emissions Reduction (TIER) program will help large industrial facilities find innovative ways to reduce emissions and invest in clean technology.

Key information

  • Climate

    • Supporting industry to make investments in emissions technology.
    • Ongoing support for the Bioenergy Producer Program.
    • Continuing the fight on the federal carbon tax.
  • Environmental regulatory assurance

    • Reducing backlog in environmental approvals and shortening approval timelines.
    • Environmental standards for air, land, water and biodiversity have progressed to a higher level through improvements to policies, regulations, frameworks, reviews, recommendations and other tools used in environmental and species conservation, protection, remediation and recovery.
  • Land use

    • Balancing the conservation, recreation and the economy through effective land use decisions informed by consultation.
    • Environmental planning was advanced through recreation and land footprint management plans, caribou range planning, and the tailings management framework and work plan.
    • Conservation of the province’s terrestrial areas and inland waters was enhanced, and included efforts toward collaboration with Indigenous peoples.
    • New agreements in oil sands monitoring and publications created through the Oil Sands Monitoring Program led to significant progress in multi-stakeholder governance and identifying themes and areas for monitoring, assessment and cumulative effects.

In focus

Budget

Budget 2022 is moving Alberta forward by building health system capacity, getting more Albertans working, and balancing the budget.

Alberta river conditions and advisories

From flood hazards to water shortages, Albertans can follow current river conditions across the province.

Environmental compliance enforcement

Education and prevention programs are applied along with enforcement to ensure compliance with provincial environmental legislation.

Native trout recovery

As part of its fish conservation strategy, Alberta monitors native trout and whitefish in the Eastern Slopes Fish Management Zone.

Biography

Whitney Issik was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Glenmore on April 16, 2019.

She is currently a member of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship. She previously served on the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future and the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly she owned and operated a small business in Calgary for close to 30 years. She has also worked in the telecommunications and energy industries.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Calgary, where she served as vice-president of finance for the students’ union.

Throughout the past 30 years she has volunteered her time to a variety of community and sports organizations, and she has been active in politics since 1983.

She and her husband have 2 children.

Ms. Issik previously served as Associate Minister of Status of Women.