On August 27 PCA leadership conduced a special in-depth briefing for PCA members on Alberta’s new NDP government. The event was fully-subscribed, with over 40 members attending. The purpose was to provide PCA members with an understanding of the new government’s players, how the labour picture might changed for PCA, likely NDP policy directions and potential labour changes PCA will be watching for – and responding to – in the future. Hon. Monte Solberg, Principal, New West Public Affairs and Darrel Reid, Associate VP, presented, followed by a “bearpit session” where they and PCA President Paul de Jong fielded whatever questions attendees had on their minds. There followed a free and frank exchange of ideas.