Premier Rachel Notley continues to defend her government’s decision to bring in a carbon tax and hike the minimum wage.
Opposition parties have been slamming the NDP for charging ahead with the policies at a time when the province’s economy is ailing.
But Notley doesn’t believe the moves will hurt and says she believes most Albertans support her government’s direction on the issues.
When it comes to the carbon tax, Notley still believes that it will help in getting Alberta’s oil to tidewater.
On the minimum wage issue, Notley says her government is trying to strike a balance between supporting businesses and tackling inequality.
On Saturday the minimum wage will rise by $1 to $12.20 an hour, gradually increasing to $15 an hour by 2018.
Alberta’s carbon tax is set to take effect in the new year.