Alberta Sovereignty Act

Alberta passes sovereignty act, but first strips out sweeping powers to cabinet

Dec 8, 2022 | 9:10am

The Alberta legislature has passed Premier Danielle Smith’s controversial sovereignty act but not before first stripping out the provision that granted Smith’s cabinet the power to bypass the legislature and rewrite laws as it saw fit. Smith’s United Conservative caucus used its majority Wednesday night to pass an amendment to affirm that the Alberta legislature […]

Alberta, Saskatchewan chiefs call for sovereignty acts to be withdrawn

Dec 7, 2022 | 11:58am

First Nations chiefs from Alberta and Saskatchewan are calling for their provinces to toss proposed legislation they say is inherently undemocratic, unconstitutional and infringes on Indigenous rights. “We are not looking for change or amendments to the bill. We want it withdrawn,” Chief Tony Alexis said Wednesday on behalf of Treaty 6. The chiefs are […]