Midterm 2018

Forward, Not Back

How Alberta unions can make a difference in the next election

The next election will be a pivotal one for Albertans.

  • Will we continue to support our vital public services, or will we return to an era of brutal budget cuts?
  • Will we diversify our economy, or will we keep putting all our eggs in one basket?
  • Will we continue to support policies aimed at helping working families, or will we follow Donald Trump’s administration in a race to the bottom?

The stakes couldn’t be higher for working people. Please join us at the midterm forum to learn about how you can be part of our pre-election campaign!

Together we can keep Alberta moving forward towards a progressive, worker-friendly future.

Registration Fee(s):

$270 per person for Mid-Term Forum–lunch and refreshment breaks included

$50 per person for Educational Session

The cost to attend both events is $320.


Hotel Alma

At University of Calgary

169 University Gate NW, Calgary

Room Block: Alberta Federation of Labour Conference Booking cutoff date: April 17, 2018

Group bookings contact Michelle Chia at 1.403.210.6286, [email protected]. These bookings are for a group of individuals whose rooms are being paid with a single credit card, rooming list to be supplied to the hotel.

Individual bookings, call 403-220-3203, or if preferred, email [email protected] and quote block Alberta Federation of Labour Conference.

Rates: $139 Euro style standard; $189 One bedroom suite; OR $129 two bedroom student housing apartments. $12% taxes apply.

Complimentary continental breakfast included with Euro style and one bedroom suites.


Friday, May 4, 2018

1:00 p.m. Education Session #1:

“Why Alberta needs to take the high road, not the low road on economic policy”

Facilitator: Angella MacEwan, Senior Economist, Canadian Labour Congress

4:00 p.m. Education Session #2:

“Like it or not, the energy transition is coming. Will Alberta be ready? Or not?”

Facilitator: Markham Hislop, Editor and Publisher, North American Energy News

7:00 p.m. Keynote Address:

“Saving Capitalism – Income Inequality and Populism”

Speaker: Prof. Robert Reich, Economic Analyst, New York Times best-selling author, former US Secretary of Labor

(Robert Reich's presentation is included with your Midterm registration but extra tickets for his presentation are available at Eventbrite here.)

Saturday, May 5, 2018

9:00 am – noon:          Report on AFL activities

                                    Greetings from Labour Minister Christina Gray

Understanding the pre-election political context and what’s at stake for working people

1:00 pm -5:00 p.m.      Launch of AFL pre-election campaign

Action sessions (how affiliates and members can get involved in the campaign)

Equity caucuses will be held Friday morning from 10:00 am to noon. Please indicate on your registration form if you plan to attend one of the caucuses (Aboriginal workers, workers of colour, PRIDE workers, women workers or young workers).

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

May 04, 2018 at 10:00am - May 05, 2018
MacEwan Conference and Event Centre
402 Collegiate Blvd NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4V8
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