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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…

Don't believe the fear-mongering about the carbon levy

Posted on January 3, 2017

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West and Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office. Albertans often ask me how the Climate Leadership Plan will affect…

Celebrating Sherwood Park and the Holiday Spirit

Posted on December 23, 2016

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park This week saw the end of the fall session of the Legislative Assembly. I am looking forward to having more time to meet with residents in my constituency office…

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…

Alberta Jobs Plan is Working

Posted on December 22, 2016

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West Alberta is open for business, and nowhere is this more evident than right here in Lethbridge! I was proud to be a part of the recent announcement that Cavendish…

New mini dialysis unit for Hinton supports rural patients

Posted on December 19, 2016

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead. We are a government that listens and responds to the health care needs of local communities and the decision to preserve dialysis in Hinton speaks to that priority.…

Our government will continue to stand with producers

Posted on December 14, 2016

By Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture & Forestry and MLA for Whitecourt-Ste. Anne. We know that the beef industry in Alberta is strong and resilient, but we also know that a segment of the heart of…

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…

Power price cap will protect Albertans

Posted on December 5, 2016

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead. I’ve been getting a lot of phone calls at my constituency office about the recently announced price cap on electricity. People know our government is taking…

Hateful language is never acceptable

Posted on November 25, 2016

By Bob Wanner, MLA for Medicine Hat. Earlier this month on Nov. 9, a man stood in the middle of the city hall plaza and waved the Confederate flag. In this same month, MLA Sandra Jansen crossed the floor…

Province taking action on bovine tuberculosis

Posted on November 22, 2016

By Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West and Minister of Environment & Parks. With the recently discovered case of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) linked to a ranch in the Suffield area, landowners and…

Alberta Jobs Plan drives diversification and growth

Posted on November 17, 2016

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

All Albertans deserve to be free from harassment

Posted on November 16, 2016

By Craig Coolahan, MLA for Calgary-Klein. If you felt you were being bullied or harassed at your workplace, do you know if your employer has appropriate policies in place to ensure your safety and wellbeing?…

Busy time in the Legislature

Posted on November 14, 2016

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East It has now been a week since the beginning of the fall session, and a great deal of work has already been done. There are several new bills being debated…

Improving farming efficiency

Posted on November 9, 2016

By Oneil Carlier, MLA for Whitecourt-Ste. Anne. Like all sectors of the economy, agriculture has a role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and a vested interest in reducing the impacts of climate…

Further help for the agricultural sector

Posted on November 8, 2016

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead I’ve talked with a lot of people since the Climate Leadership Plan was introduced. I know that you’re concerned about the effect the carbon levy will have…

MLA Bruce Hinkley shares good news with his constituents

Posted on October 26, 2016

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. Good news for four area organizations as their grant applications have been approved: the Camrose Ski Club ($27,000 for the biathlon range facility renovation/upgrades);…

Good jobs begin with a good education

Posted on October 26, 2016

By Marg McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley Dear Editor, This month, our government has taken the first steps on a six-year journey to develop new Alberta curriculum across six subjects…

Small business means much to West Yellowhead

Posted on October 24, 2016

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead. Dear Constituency; Small businesses in my constituency of West Yellowhead have a huge impact on the economy of the region. They employ thousands of people in…