Media releases | February 16, 2022

Alberta's premier pointed his finger at a familiar target Wednesday, as calls for him to do something about rising inflation heat up in Alberta.

Canada's annual inflation rate rose to 5.1 per cent in January for the first time in 30 years, Statistics Canada reported, driven higher by prices for housing, gasoline and groceries.

While the NDP, an economics professor, and a public interest group called on Jason Kenney to do something in Alberta's new budget to lessen the problem, the premier argued that carbon taxes are a big part of rising costs. Read more →