2019 throne speech
The fifth session of the 29th legislation opened on March 18, 2019 with a speech from the throne delivered by Her Honour, Lois Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.
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Fighting for the things that matter most to workers and families and building a province that works for everyone.
Restoring trust in government
- Making government work for you, not for itself.
- Achieving fiscal transparency and accountability by providing more budgetary information to the public.
- Introducing new measures to further strengthen democratic reform and make sure democracy in Alberta belongs to all.
Creating good jobs in a more diversified economy
- Putting people to work by building badly needed infrastructure – roads, schools and hospitals.
- Building on Alberta’s strengths in the health, environment, energy, food, forestry and emerging technology sectors to help researchers and entrepreneurs grab hold of new opportunities.
- Delivering on the full potential of this province, with more refining, more upgrading, more value and more good jobs for people across our economy.
- Investing in a technology diversification plan to secure Alberta’s place as a global high-tech leader.
- Improving patient safety and shortening wait times by fixing our deteriorating lab system, expanding the Red Deer Regional Hospital, building a new children’s mental health hospital in Edmonton and renovating the Peter Lougheed emergency department in Calgary.
- Building long-overdue water infrastructure to ensure First Nations have access to clean, safe drinking water.
- Repairing and building 4,000 more affordable homes for seniors and people in need.
- Improving Deerfoot Trail to reduce congestion and improve safety for travellers.
- Investing in crucial flood mitigation work, including Springbank Dam.
- Investing in a rural broadband strategy to help people in rural areas get the same fast internet services as people in urban areas.
- Defending energy jobs by keeping the pressure on to get Trans Mountain pipeline built.
- Reducing oil backlogs and getting our resources moving.
A province that works for everyone
- Making sure Alberta remains a place that works for everyone with strong schools, hospitals and stable, reliable public services.
- Strengthening our ability to defend Albertans from American-style health care creeping into our province and the rights of women to get critical health services.
- Introducing new measures to reduce health care wait times.
- Reducing the costs seniors pay for the drugs they need.
- Bolstering the Classroom Improvement Fund to make sure our classrooms are able to respond to the specific needs of each and every young student.
- Making child care affordable for everyone.
- Lifting every single child out of poverty.
- Laying out a responsible and achievable path to balance.
Workers and families focus of 2019 throne speech (March 18, 2019)