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.


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)