“In 1930, legislation passed by the governments of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba was enshrined in the Constitution Act, legally solidifying the principle of provincial equality and control over natural resources. Until then, the Prairie provinces and parts of British Columbia had been denied full control over their natural resources, a right given to all other provinces upon Confederation.
“It was a landmark day for Alberta's future that propelled our province into its role as the engine of prosperity for our country. We have former premier John Brownlee to recognize for winning this historic fight for a fair deal for Alberta, and former premier Peter Lougheed for gaining further ground in the ‘80s.
“We and other Western Canadian governments continue to defend provincial jurisdiction granted to us by the Constitution of Canada. Victories have been won before and will be won again.”