Alberta Strengthens Presence in Ottawa with New Office Opening

Alberta's moves to amplify its voice in Canada with the new Ottawa office, advocating for provincial interests and a better deal in Confederation.

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The Alberta government has announced a move to strengthen its presence on the national stage by opening a new office in Ottawa. The government hopes to ensure that the province's voice is heard and its concerns are addressed by the federal government. Premier Danielle Smith emphasized the importance of this initiative, stating that a strong Alberta contributes to a strong Canada, but current federal policies are impacting both negatively. The Alberta Ottawa Office, located in downtown Ottawa near Parliament, will serve as a hub for advocacy and information exchange, facilitating stronger relationships with governments across Canada and amplifying Alberta's advocacy efforts on issues crucial to Albertans.

The new office, led by Alberta's senior representative to Ottawa, James Carpenter, underscores the province's commitment to promoting its interests and priorities in the nation's capital. With a dedicated team reporting to the deputy minister of Intergovernmental Relations, the office will support Alberta's government in advancing its agenda and advocating for a fair deal for Albertans within Confederation. This development aligns with Alberta's broader strategy to enhance its relationships with federal decision-makers, position the province as an attractive destination for trade and investment, and ensure that Alberta's strengths and concerns are effectively communicated at the federal level.