VIDEO: Weekly Update for Oct 20, 2022 – Whats happening in Conservative Canada

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In Calgary, Danielle Smith was sworn in as Premier of Alberta.

Smith is the new leader of the United Conservative Party, winning on the final ballot with 54 per cent of the vote. Travis Toews, who was Alberta finance minister under Jason Kenney, finished second. 84,000  party members voted across the province.

The new leader called on Conservatives to unite.

She expressed her love for Canada and her hope for future generations.

Two days later, she travelled to Medicine Hat, where she will run for a seat in the Alberta legislature in a by-election. She told reporters she wants to stand up for rural Alberta.

In Ottawa, Pierre Poilievre also announced his new shadow cabinet, with a mix of old and new faces. 

Conservatives called on the Trudeau government to make thanksgiving dinner more affordable for Canadians. Conservatives pushed the Liberals to cancel their plans to triple the carbon tax. 

The Liberals only made lame jokes about crypto.

Premier Doug Ford was out and about in Etobicoke on the Thanksgiving long weekend, delivering food to the food bank and chatting with volunteers.

Pierre Poilievre and Conservative deputy leader Melissa Lantsman spoke to thousands in Richmond Hill Ontario who gathered to protest the murder of an innocent young woman by the brutal regime in Iran. 

Premiers Dennis King and Tim Houston praised the work of volunteers and cleanup crews after Hurricane Fiona left thousands without power. They are working to get help to everybody who is affected.