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Working to end sexual violence

Posted on May 28, 2018

By Shannon Phillips for the Lethbridge Herald May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month, and since awareness is ineffective without action, the Alberta government is taking concrete steps to end sexual…

Home builder licensing and the PACE program

Posted on May 28, 2018

By Shaye Anderson for the Leduc Representative I am so proud to represent this area as the MLA for Leduc-Beaumont, but I also have the honour of being the Minister of Municipal Affairs. I do a lot of…

Budget 2017 benefits Sherwood Park

Posted on March 24, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. On Thursday last week, the minister of Finance introduced the budget, and the first bills were introduced in the Assembly. The minister spoke about the work…

Spring session look ahead

Posted on March 10, 2017

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East. The focus of my column this month is "back in session." I will speak about the Throne Speech and an overview of the first week back in the chamber. I was…

Spring session underway at Alberta Legislature

Posted on March 10, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. This week, the Legislative Assembly began the third session of the 29th Assembly. I have copies of the Throne Speech in my office; please feel free to contact…

Great ideas from Budget 2017 Sherwood Park consultations

Posted on February 24, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. I hope many of you were able to enjoy our unseasonably warm weather on Monday and take in one of the many Family Day activities our community had to offer. I…

Investment in Alberta

Posted on February 14, 2017

By Barb Miller, MLA Red Deer South and Kim Schreiner, MLA Red Deer North As many of you know, the Government is working diligently on the 2017-18 budget. On Jan. 17th, Minister of Finance, Joe Ceci came…

It's not all "doom and gloom" for Alberta

Posted on February 1, 2017

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Alberta led the country in private sector capital investments in 2016. Alberta will lead the country in economic growth in 2017 and 2018, according to TD Bank.…

Employment, industry at the forefront

Posted on January 30, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. Alberta's population has increased by more than 20 per cent in the last eight years. As a result, the provincial constituency boundaries need to be reviewed…

2017 promises to be an exciting year

Posted on January 27, 2017

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West A new year provides us an opportunity to reflect on the past year and prepare for the year ahead. I wish you all a Happy New Year and will use this month’s…

Budget Consultations

Posted on January 20, 2017

By: Kim Schreiner, MLA, Red Deer-North and Barb Miller, MLA Red Deer-South As our economic outlook is improving, the task of crunching numbers for a new 2017 Alberta budget requires the open dialogue…

Increased capital expected to boost economy

Posted on January 18, 2017

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Good news for Albertans is our commitment of $34 billion for capital and infrastructure projects. This increased capital support will add and sustain about…

Sherwood Park MLA Update for January

Posted on January 16, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. Sherwood Park lost a dedicated community builder and supporter of public education when Tony Sykora, trustee for the Elk Island Catholic Schools board died on…

Moving towards a better economic future

Posted on January 13, 2017

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge East. Happy New Year to all my constituents! I’d like to start my first column of 2017 by addressing the "elephant" in the room, the carbon levy. Albertans want…

MLA Bob Wanner Year Ahead

Posted on December 23, 2016

By Bob Wanner, MLA for Medicine Hat There is no denying the past two years has posed significant challenges to a number of Alberta and Medicine Hat families. I’m extremely hopeful - and I believe for…

Climate Leadership Plan is Justified

Posted on December 9, 2016

By Estefania Cortes-Vargas, MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park Since our government announced it just over a year ago, we have been confident that the Climate Leadership Plan would help Alberta gain greater…

Lethbridge MLA Fitzpatrick Update

Posted on December 9, 2016

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East. In this column, I would like to do several things: acknowledge three significant December dates; give you an update on the government business over the past…