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Alberta Alberta government wants MLAs to be called back to legislature early

Alberta’s United Conservative government wants to reconvene the legislature earlier than planned.

Government House Leader Jason Nixon says in a statement that he’s sent a request to the Speaker to call members of the legislature back starting Oct. 8. The fall sitting wasn’t supposed to start until later in October.

Premier Jason Kenney has already said he plans to bring down a budget next month.

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He has also said that a report from a government-appointed panel that looked into the province’s finances would be used as a basis for the budget.

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