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United Conservative Party wins majority in Alberta election

The United Conservative Party commits to building a prosperous future for Alberta’s oil and natural gas industry

The United Conservative Party (UCP) won a majority government in the Alberta election vote held April 16. As of the next day, the UCP was projected to win or leading 63 of 87 seats. Party leader Jason Kenney will become Alberta's next premier.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) congratulates Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party. CAPP is encouraged by premier-elect Jason Kenney’s commitment to the oil and natural gas industry and looks forward to working constructively with the UCP to ensure the province meets its energy goals. 

UCP leader Jason Kenney at an election rally. Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan.

“The economy and energy were a big part of the UCP commitments, including building robust oil and gas strategy, market access and investor confidence," said CAPP president and CEO Tim McMillan at a press conference. "We congratulate the newly elected government and look forward to working with them.”

CAPP urged Albertans to vote with energy in mind. Its Alberta Energy Platform advocated for a government focused on making Alberta one of the most attractive places in the world for oil and natural gas investment. There are challenges facing the industry and CAPP made action-oriented recommendations focused on market access, regulatory competitiveness, climate policy, and fiscal and economic policy. CAPP works with governments of all political stripes across Canada to find a way to attract investment and create jobs through the safe, responsible development of oil and natural gas resources.