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An Economic Crisis caused by our own Government

Our province finds itself at a contentious and challenging period. A Provincial election is imminent and we are in the process of dealing with an economic crisis that continues to cause hardships in Alberta. I have been doing as much as possible to ensure my Senate colleagues understand the gravity of the situation. These past several weeks I’ve been concentrating on two pieces of federal legislation. The government’s attempt to update the environmental assessment act through B…
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Senator Doug Black Congratulates organizers of Successful United We Roll for Canada Convoy and Rally on Parliament Hill

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement on the successful United We Roll Convoy from Alberta and rally on Parliament Hill: “Over 150 trucks converged on Ottawa and descended on Parliament Hill to express frustration with the Government’s anti-energy policies. Hundreds of Canadians braved the cold and delivered a strong message to the Government which condemns the hardships that these policies will mean…
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Coming to Ottawa to tell us of your problems… is a punchline!

News Release Today, Senator Doug Black stood up for Albertans regarding Bill C-48 The Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. At this morning’s Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications committee hearing, Senator Black was passionate and stressed to his colleagues that the Senate must hear from and visit the very regions that are being hurt. For many Albertans “The concept of coming to Ottawa to tell us their problems; is a punchline”. “Bill C-48 intends to furthe…
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Senate Must Consult with Canadians on Bill C-69

News Release Senator Doug Black has heard first hand from many groups and stakeholders that Bill C-69 needs amendments and the desire to propose amendments to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources. “There is a great interest to dialogue with the Senate Energy committee and on a matter so important to our nation – the Senate owes it to Canadians to take the time to meet and hear their concerns,” said Senator Black. “As public o…
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Holiday travel advice for Canadians

As many Canadians will soon be travelling abroad to escape the winter cold, the Government of Canada wants to remind them of the importance of safe travel arrangements. The following advice should be heeded for safe and enjoyable holiday travels: Visit Travel.gc.ca before international travels: Before going abroad, Canadian travellers should visit Travel.gc.ca and enter their destination in our Travel Advice and Advisories. Register with our service to be easi…
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Jack Phillips is the winning designer of Senator Black’s Annual Holiday Card

News Release Jack Phillips, a Grade 7 student at Senator Joyce Fairbairn Middle School in Lethbridge, Alberta; as the winner of the 2018 design contest for Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black’s greeting card. Every year, young Albertans are invited to submit designs for the Senator’s Holiday Greeting Card. The winning submission is then featured on cards sent by Senator Black to Mayors, Premiers, stakeholders and community leaders from across Canada, as well as federa…
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Bill C-69 Facing a Tsunami of Opposition

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement in support of a national consultation by the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources regarding Bill C-69 the Impact Assessment Act : "At the First Ministers conference in Montreal, the Prime Minister noted the strong opposition towards Bill C-69 and acknowledged that the Senate would be making amendments to the bill. "I have been…
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Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black Invites Quebec Premier to Visit Alberta

News Release Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black sent a letter to the Premier of Quebec, the Honourable François Legault, inviting him to visit Alberta as an opportunity to deepen his understanding of responsible energy developments and its contribution to Canada. Related Links View a copy of Senator Black’s letter to Quebec Premier François Legault Dear Premier Legault; Your comments last week along with what you said about Alberta’s energy products, partic…
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A New Way to Visit Parliament Begins February 1st

Online reservations for tours of Parliament Today marks the launch of a new reservation system for tours starting on February 1st. Individuals and groups can now reserve tickets online on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors will receive electronic tickets by email after completing their reservation. While a limited number of tickets will be available onsite at the Senate of Canada Building and West Block, visitors are strongly encouraged to reserve onlin…
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Financial System Hub launched by Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada has launched a digital platform dedicated to financial stability issues. Available on the Bank’s website, the Financial System Hub, will include regular publication of analysis and research, as well as shorter posts, visuals and multi-media content. In addition to a digital edition of the June 2018 Financial System Review and posts that explain key financial system concepts in simple terms, you will also find new items including: the Autumn results of the Ba…
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