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Federal Cabinet invited to meet in Alberta and see effects of federal policies

News Release The Prime Minister has been asked by Senator Black to hold a cabinet meeting in Alberta and to see firsthand the devastation caused to the province by government policies.   In a letter to the Prime Minister today, Senator Black has suggested a Cabinet meeting in Alberta would be beneficial to government and would be a big statement to Albertans that the government will address their concerns.   Related Links View a copy of the letter sent to the Prime…
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2019 Holiday Card Winner

2019 Holiday Card Contest Winner is Edmoton's Spencer Mah As you may know, every year I host a friendly competition for Alberta children to design my holiday card. The goal of this is project is to promote interest and participation in the arts while allowing children to express their creativeness and artistic skill.  Children that submit their designs and artwork have the chance to be featured on my Senate Christmas card which I send to colleagues, the diplomati…
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Statement on Western Canada Engagement Endorsement

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Today, Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement: "I have seen a news release from the Mayor of Lethbridge, with the support of many Albertans, suggesting to the Prime Minister that I should be asked to help with the western Canada engagement. I am very flattered and humbled by this. If the Prime Minister asks, I am ready to help and would be delighted to help build a plan to re-invigorate western Canada.…
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Design my 2019 Holiday Greeting Card

Every year I host a friendly competition for Alberta children to design my holiday card. The winner will be featured on my Senate Christmas card which I send to colleagues, the diplomatic community and friends during the holiday season. You are invited to submit your entriy no later than NOVEMBER 18, 2019. If you wish to participate, please scan and email the artwork to me at doug.black@sen.parl.gc.ca with the subject line “Holiday Card 2019 Competition”. Please ensure that all…
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Why would the Government sit on its hands and not defend our strategic Canadian asset?

News Release Many Canadians are questioning why the Government would not actively oppose the recent leave to appeal applications respecting the Trans Mountain Pipeline, including Elected Alberta Senator Doug Black who, this morning wrote to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, David Lametti seeking answers to this burning question.   Senator Black, on behalf of all Canadians who had their tax dollars invested by the Government into the Trans Mounta…
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Canada’s Economy is Challenged and Senator Doug Black Seeks Understanding

News Release With an eye on the pressures impacting Canada’s economy, Elected Alberta Senator Doug Black who chairs the Standing Senate Committee on Banking Trade and Commerce is seeking a special meeting of the committee with the Governor of the Bank of Canada.     Senator Black said, “Today I have written to the Government Representative and to the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate asking for their approval to convene the Committee to hear from Bank of Canada…
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"Closed for Business" Sign Remains in the Window of Canada

Remarks on the Message from Commons on Bill C-69 Impact Assessment BillCanadian Energy Regulator BillNavigation Protection Act Bill to Amend—Message from Commons—Motion for Concurrence in Commons Amendments and Non-Insistence Upon Senate Amendments Adopted On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné: That, in relation to Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian E…
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I will continue to advocate and support our collective family business

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Today, Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement regarding Bill C-48 and C-69. "This week, the Government flexed its muscles and is forcing Bills C-48 and C-69 on Canadians. I am disappointed that they chose to ignore the appeals of Provinces, First Nation Leaders, municipalities, associations and the resource industry who put forward sensible, carefully thought out amendments to ensure that responsible r…
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