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November 28, 2023
Alberta’s conservative Premier Danielle Smith put the Canadian province’s Sovereignty Act into motion on Monday to challenge the federal government’s requirement for a net-zero electricity grid by 2035.
Smith’s United Conservative Party government introduced a resolution in the provincial legislature, marking the first use of one of her signature laws enacted last year.
The Sovereignty Act is an effort to give the oil-rich province a legislative framework to defy federal laws it deems unconstitutional and is another front in Smith’s battle against Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate plans.
Below are some key aspects of the act: