The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act would support family-friendly workplaces and bring Alberta’s standards into alignment with the rest of Canada, the government said Wednesday.
The government says the proposed changes are the result of previous government reviews as well as consultations with Albertans in a variety of sectors. More than 7,000 submissions were received.
The United Conservative Party is the new name under which the Wildrose and PC parties will merge. Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and PC Leader Jason Kenney signed what they see as an historic agreement in principle (AIP) establishing the process to unify both parties into the United Conservative Party.
The Wildrose and Progressive Conservative caucuses have joined representatives from Alberta’s business community in calling on the NDP government to "extend and enhance the consultation process" in its review of the Labour Relations and Employment Standards Codes.
The Wildrose have released a new report to improve transparency and accountability in what they see as a "deteriorating and increasingly secretive" Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) process under the NDP government.
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.