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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…

Bill 1 will make lives better for Alberta families

Posted on March 7, 2017

By David Eggen, MLA for Edmonton-Calder and Minister of Education. Our government is making practical changes to make your life more affordable. A perfect example of this is the introduction of Bill 1:…

Setting the record straight on rumoured Edson ATV ban

Posted on March 6, 2017

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead. Recently, a concerned constituent came to me with a wild rumour. The NDP government, he’d heard, was planning on banning ATV use west of Edson. This was definitely…

We won’t let our steady hand waver

Posted on March 2, 2017

By Joe Ceci, MLA for Calgary-Fort and President of the Treasury Board & Minister of Finance Alberta has been going through worst recession in 40 years. Governments can respond in one of three ways. They…

Breaking down the carbon levy on your bills

Posted on March 1, 2017

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. Here is a brief backgrounder about the carbon levy, natural gas and electricity bills. I have received replies from Direct Energy, the Utilities Consumer…

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…

Is it time to do away with Daylight Saving Time?

Posted on February 21, 2017

Do you enjoy springing your clock forward or falling back in the fall? Since I was elected in 2015, my colleagues and I in the NDP have had Albertans reach out to us twice a year asking us to stop changing…

Celebrating Alberta families

Posted on February 20, 2017

By Kim Schreiner, MLA Red Deer North. February 20 is Family Day, and family is the cornerstone of our great province. Families form flourishing communities and are the foundation of strength and resilience…

Bioenergy gets a boost with government grant

Posted on February 15, 2017

 By Marg McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley and Minister of Energy. With your Alberta Government being focused on setting up Alberta for a greener, future focused energy supply, I wanted…

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…

Celebrating local diversity

Posted on February 13, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park In this week’s column, I would like to take the opportunity to thank community members who initiated the writing of welcome messages on the fence of the construction…

Energy efficiency programs will save Albertans money

Posted on February 13, 2017

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead. It’s been one month since the carbon levy came into effect in this province. Over a million Albertans have received their carbon rebate-including thousands…

Supporting tomorrow's leaders

Posted on February 3, 2017

By Estefania Cortes-Vargas, MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park I have spent many years working with children-including some of the most vulnerable in the province. Supporting Alberta families is a main…

Protecting Castle parks important for future generations

Posted on February 1, 2017

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge West and Minister of Environment & Parks It’s a majestic natural wonder, sacred to Indigenous peoples, home to more than 200 rare or at-risk species and a destination…

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…