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Speech on Bill 10

I won’t use 90 minutes, Mr. Speaker. I know: a sigh of relief from the room. Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate the Member for Edmonton Centre for bringing forward Bill 202, which I was prepared to support. I think it’s very unfortunate that we didn’t get an opportunity to be able to debate that bill because of a procedural manoeuvre, which I think doesn’t respect the rights of all of the members in this Chamber to be able to bring forward private members’ business. I think that you can well imagine the discussions that took place in our caucus over the last week or two as we were debating this bill. I think that the Member for Airdrie helped to come to a reasonable compromise that balanced all of the rights that are under consideration here: the rights of LGBTQ students to feel safe and accepted, equality rights, the rights of parents as well as the rights of school boards, in particular religious school boards and faith-based schools, to be able to ensure that everybody’s rights are protected. I was looking forward to that debate. I was looking forward to those amendments.

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Response to the Throne Speech

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is my pleasure to rise today to speak in response to the Speech from the Throne. I should put everyone at ease because I did hear a few groans when you reminded people I have 90 minutes. I will not use the full 90 minutes. Yes, I figured I’d get at least some consensus and a round of applause on that.

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A New Vision for Alberta and How We Can Win in 2016

My friends, there is no question we have had a challenging couple of weeks. And we are bound to have a challenging couple of months ahead. But I think we Wildrosers have an exciting opportunity ahead of us. We are at a crossroads, and I will be asking you to make a choice this weekend about our direction going forward together as a party.

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Acheson Business Association Speech

Thank you all for allowing me the privilege of speaking to you.

It’s hard to believe there was a time when Alberta politics was considered boring...

Those days, are over.

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Gas Processing Association Canada Speech

Good afternoon and thank you for the opportunity to speak here today.

I first presented this idea in my speech today about three months ago in Vancouver. As I get into it further, you’ll see why British Columbia was the logical launching point for the idea.

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Speech to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Summit

Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak here today. This event is about an important subject, one that may define the future of Alberta. I’m glad to be here to share some thoughts.

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Commercial Corridors to Support Economic Growth in B.C. and Canada

Good afternoon and thank you for the opportunity to speak here today.

It is always a pleasure to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I think sometimes it helps to hear it from an outsider. Vancouver truly is spectacular. And I feel especially fortunate because it’s just an hour airplane flight from home.

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Speech to the Economic Club of Canada

Danielle Smith
Ottawa, March 8, 2012
Why We Don’t Need A Canadian Energy Strategy

Good afternoon and thank you very much for the opportunity to speak in the nation’s capital.

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Speech to the Edmonton Leader's Dinner

February 16th, 2012

I was talking to a colleague of mine a while ago.

He’s friends with a bunch of long-time Liberal supporters. 

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It's Time for Alberta to Lead Again

October 19th, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen – dear friends – Wildrosers – fellow Albertans.

It is thrilling to see so many people here tonight. Thank you all so very much for coming and for helping to build a new, forward-looking political alternative for Albertans. 

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