THURSDAY APRIL 18, 2019
Former Federal Conservative Cabinet Minister Jason Kenney is Alberta’s new Premier.
His United Conservative Party won a majority over Rachel Notley and the New Democrats in yesterday’s provincial election. In his victory speech, Kenney urged the rest of Canada to support the province’s energy sector, which includes the need for a pipeline. He also referenced Canada’s other conservative premiers, including Premier Doug Ford in building a solidarity. One of the first things Kenney promised to do is scrap the NDP’s carbon tax and to file a formal court challenge of the federal carbon tax no later than April 30th. The taxpayer funded court challenge of the carbon tax by the Ford PC continues this week at the Ontario court of appeal. Libby speaks with her panel of expert political strategists Bob Richardson, Tom Parkin and John Mykytyshyn.
Measures were announced by Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli in the provincial budget to create a more streamlined healthcare experience, regardless of who provides the care or where that care is delivered. Because of this streamlining, pharmacists will soon be able to expand the scope of their practices through new prescriptive authorities for the assessment and treatment of known, common illnesses, leading to faster, more patient-centred care while enabling other providers to focus their time and attention on patients with more serious and/or complex conditions. Stopping by our studio to tell us more is Pharmacist and Assistant Professor at U of T John Papstergiou.