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Coal mine re-opening good news for Grande Cache

Posted on January 23, 2018

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead Grande Cache residents got a major piece of good news over the Christmas holidays, the coal mine has been sold and is expected to reopen sometime this year!…

Things are looking up in Alberta

Posted on January 19, 2018

By Estefania Cortes-Vargas, MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park As the MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park, my priority is to be a strong voice in the government for the needs of rural and urban families in…

Making life better for central Alberta seniors

Posted on January 18, 2018

By Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing When seniors can remain in their community, safely and comfortably, everyone wins. That’s why we are making investments in programs and services that…

A plan to deal with dementia

Posted on January 12, 2018

Happy New Year! As the new year begins, I am preparing for our next session in the legislature, finalizing the recommendations for the Child Intervention Panel, and preparing a private member’s bill…

STEP a program benefitting youth

Posted on January 12, 2018

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park The New Year brought rejoicing with the Canadian Junior Hockey team’s Jan. 5 gold medal win at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. Congratulations to the…

Bill 30 - Improving worker safety and compensation

Posted on January 12, 2018

By Shaye Anderson, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont Happy New Year everyone! I am thrilled to get back to work and ensure that throughout 2018 my team and myself continue to work hard for the constituents of Leduc-Beaumont.…

Effects of minimum wage and carbon levy hikes exaggerated

Posted on January 11, 2018

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Welcome to 2018! Alberta finished 2017 as the top province in Canada for economic growth - retail sales, manufacturing, GDP - and continues to be among the…

Job creation on the rebound

Posted on December 15, 2017

By Estefania Cortes-Vargas, MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park December is a special time of year for family and friends to come together and celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. I know that we all…

Reviewing the Fall Session

Posted on December 15, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park The busy Fall Session has come to a close, and I would like to take this opportunity to highlight three of the bills that we debated this week. Bill 30: An Act…

Protecting consumers, honest businesses

Posted on December 13, 2017

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Whatever you choose to spend your hard-earned money on, you want to know you’re getting the best value for your dollar in a fair and honest transaction.…

Correcting carbon levy fallacies

Posted on December 8, 2017

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East 2017 is coming to a close so I share this column as my last for this year. When I look back over the year I am proud of the work of our government and of…

Winter is here, and good things with it

Posted on December 6, 2017

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Any Game of Thrones fans out there who tell you, “Winter is coming!” obviously haven’t been to our region lately! Winter is here and here to stay.…

Economically, Alberta has lots to celebrate

Posted on December 4, 2017

By Joe Ceci, Minister of Finance and MLA for Calgary-Fort Our economy is recovering. There’s more to do to make sure that recovery reaches everyone, but the signs we’re seeing are good ones. Drilling…

Health and holiday needs

Posted on December 1, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park During Constituency Week, as it happened, I spent a large part of my time focusing on education. It was a privilege last week to speak at two University of Alberta…

Continuing to grow the rural Alberta advantage

Posted on November 30, 2017

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Our government believes rural Alberta is key to the economy of the province and we have invested heavily in rural Alberta. Here are some of those investments…

Post-secondary, close to home

Posted on November 30, 2017

By Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education I hear this from students and parents all the time: we want to be able to study close to home. We simply can’t afford the cost and stress of uprooting…

Road to recovery begins in earnest

Posted on November 29, 2017

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake I have been proud to watch Premier Rachel Notley travelling across the country over the past couple weeks to speak to national business and political leaders…

Minister Anderson proud to support LGBTQ2+ youth

Posted on November 24, 2017

By Shaye Anderson, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont As you have by now heard, our government has enshrined into law the right to privacy for students who choose to take part in a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) or…

New opioid centre, cannabis and Bill 24

Posted on November 17, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park This week, Associate Minister of Health Brandy Payne announced that come December, the Strathcona Community Hospital will be the site of a new Opioid Dependency…

NDP's Jobs Plan driving diversity and growth

Posted on November 17, 2017

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose The “Jobs Plan” has driven diversification and growth. In the first quarter of 2016-17 ATB Financial authorized 3,132 loans to smalland medium-sized Alberta…

Focused on jobs, health, education

Posted on November 16, 2017

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Two weeks ago, I joined MLAs from across Alberta at the Legislature to begin what is already shaping up to be a busy and exciting legislative session. During…

Alberta government continues to invest in communities

Posted on November 16, 2017

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Congratulations to the Camrose Family Violence Action Society on their award of a grant from the Status of Women to deliver programming in support people who…

Remembering those we have lost

Posted on November 10, 2017

By Shaye Anderson, MLA for Leduc - Beaumont November is always an important month of reflection, and this year especially so. One hundred years ago, Canadian soldiers made their marks in battles like…