Release The Fair Deal Report
Since November, thousands of Albertans have expressed their opinions to (and put their hopes in) the Fair Deal Panel.
Struck by the provincial government late last year in order to investigate and propose solutions to the growing feelings of alienation in Alberta, the Panel's report has been eagerly awaited.
The Panel was originally scheduled to submit their report to the provincial government by March 31st, but after several extensions due to the pandemic, the report was submitted on May 5th.
Unfortunately, in a press release today - the Saturday of the May long weekend - the government announced that "the results of the report and the government's response will have to wait until the urgency of the COVID-19 response has passed."
While it is understandable that the government's response to the report may take a little longer to prepare, there is no reason at all to delay the release of the panel's report.
The government should immediately release the report and allow Albertans to begin discussing and debating its recommendations.
Alberta is in the middle of an economic crisis, the likes of which we have never seen before, caused by a perfect storm of bad public policy, an overbearing federal government, rail blockades, major project cancellations, low oil prices, and a literal pandemic.
The least the Province could do is release the Fair Deal Panel report, and allow Albertans to start looking forward to a more prosperous Alberta.
Please sign the petition and then spread the word to your friends, family, co-workers, and every Albertan.
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