Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and PC Alberta Leader Jason Kenney announced their joint commitment to achieving unity between the two parties in a joint news release Monday afternoon.
Both leaders vowed to form discussion teams with a mandate to work towards an agreement to unite the two parties with details on the teams to be announced by the end of the week.
The government says the Voluntary Blood Donations Act would prevent private clinics that pay donors for their blood donations from setting up in the province. Additionally, the government says the Act would ensure Albertans have access to the blood they need and prevent the depletion of Alberta’s voluntary blood donor pool, something Canadian Blood Services (CBS) rely on.
Minister David Eggen visited with Bachelor of Education students at the University of Alberta, committing to improve and protect education in the 2017 Budget.
Eggen has been visiting Alberta's post-secondary institutions, engaging with future teachers about their prospective careers, as well as the ongoing review of curriculum and the impact of stable, predictable funding will have in Alberta’s classrooms.
The government is reviewing Alberta's labour legislation and inviting Albertans to take part in the review.
The current work on the legislation focuses on the Employment Standards Code and the Labour Relations Code, last revised significantly in 1988.
The Government of Alberta said last week it plans to make a new investment in the justice system to hire 35 Crown prosecutors and an additional 30 support staff, a move it says will add to the 15 Crown prosecutors currently being recruited. There are currently 310 Crown prosecutors which would increase to 360 over the next year, including those who appear at first instance bail hearings.