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Local small business deserves our support

Posted on October 21, 2016

By Shaye Anderson, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont. First published in the Leduc Representative Fr. Oct. 22 2016 The third week in October marks Small Business week in Canada.  Without small businesses many charities,…

Saluting small business

Posted on October 19, 2016

By Marg McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley. First published in the Fairview Post Weds. Oct. 19, 2016. As a former Small Business consultant myself and a former member of the Fairview…

Alberta's Jobs Plan built with small business owners

Posted on October 19, 2016

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. First published by the Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser Weds. Oct. 19 2016. Alberta has a lot to celebrate during Small Business Week - our small businesses are…

The entrepreneurial spirit of small business

Posted on October 19, 2016

By Cam Westhead, MLA for Banff-Cochrane. First published in the Bow Valley Crag and Canyon. Weds. Oct. 19, 2016   I’m honoured to represent a constituency that has so many hard-working small business…

Celebrating Small Business

Posted on October 19, 2016

By Debbie Jabour, MLA for Peace River. Fiirst published in the Peace River Record Gazette on Weds. Oct. 19 2016. I’d like to take the time during Small Business Week to thank the thousands of small…

MLA Update Lethbridge-East

Posted on October 14, 2016

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA Lethbridge-East. First published in the Lethbridge Herald Oct. 14 2016. This month, there were many things to talk about in my column but events over the last couple of weeks…

Lethbridge has many amazing people

Posted on September 29, 2016

By MLA Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West. First published in the Lethbridge Herald Fri. Sept. 30, 2016 We have some amazing people in Lethbridge. It’s true. I know many of them and I’m sure…

Family farms and small feedlots get loan support

Posted on September 29, 2016

By Oneil Carlier, MLA for Whitecourt-St. Anne First published in the Tofield Mercury Tues. Sept. 27, 2016 The cattle industry is a key driver in Alberta‘s rural economy, and feeder associations are…

Transition from minimum wage is coming

Posted on September 28, 2016

By Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley. First published in the Fairview Post Wed. Sept. 28 2016 As hard-working Albertans move closer to a living wage, business will continue…

Update from the MLA

Posted on September 27, 2016

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. First published by the Camrose Canadian Sept. 22, 2016. Welcome back everyone! Welcome back to another great year of learning. As students head back to school…

A living wage is good for families

Posted on September 23, 2016

By Trevor Horne, MLA for Spruce Grove-St. Albert. First published in the Stony Plain Reporter Sept. 23, 2016. Prior to being elected as MLA for the wonderful constituency of Spruce Grove-St. Albert, I…

Calgary NDP MLA explains support for minimum wage hike

Posted on September 22, 2016

By Brian Malkinson, MLA for Calgary-Currie. First published in the Edmonton Sun, Sept. 22, 2016 Alberta is an amazing place. It is a place of great beauty in our landscapes, and great warmth in our hearts.…

A higher minimum wage has broad support.

Posted on September 19, 2016

By Jamie Kleinsteuber, MLA for Calgary-Northern Hills. First published in the Calgary Herald Sept. 18, 2016 Right now, thousands of Albertans go to work every day, but are still unable to make ends meet.…

Looking back on a busy August

Posted on September 9, 2016

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East. First published in The Lethbridge Herald Sept. 9, 2016 Every month as I sit to write my column I have a dilemma because there is so much to say and I have…

Celebrating Calgary Pride Week

Posted on September 2, 2016

By Ricardo Miranda, MLA for Calgary-Cross. First published in the Calgary Herald, Sept. 2, 2016.   I have had the privilege to march in Pride parades all across this beautiful province, but Calgary’s…

Grants for Alberta Brewers a Recipe for Success

Posted on September 2, 2016

By Graham Sucha, MLA for Calgary-Shaw. First published in the Okotoks Western Wheel Aug. 24, 2016 Dear Editor, As an Alberta MLA I was disappointed, but not surprised, to see the Highwood Wildrose MLA…

Update from the MLA

Posted on September 1, 2016

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. First published in the Camrose Canadian Sept. 1, 2016 Congratulations to the Earl Runte family, which has been awarded an Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award…

Sherwood Park Update

Posted on August 29, 2016

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. First published in Sherwood Park News August 26, 2016. This week, I was reminded that summer is coming to a close for our K-12 and post-secondary students. In…

Wildrose putting politics before Albertans

Posted on August 23, 2016

By Barb Miller, MLA for Red Deer-South. First published in the Olds Albertan, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. It’s abundantly clear that the official opposition is putting politics before the interests of Albertans. …

Fair election system necessary

Posted on August 16, 2016

By Rod Loyola, MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie First published in the Lamont Leader, Tuesday August 16, 2016.   Our government is strongly committed to creating a fair, democratic and modern electoral system…

Cheers to Troubled Monk

Posted on August 10, 2016

By Joe Ceci, MLA for Calgary Fort First published in the Red Deer Advocate, Wednesday, August 10, 2016, p. A4 I (recently) had the pleasure of visiting the community of Red Deer and stopping by Troubled…

Election spending limits help democracy

Posted on August 6, 2016

Election spending limits help democracy By Graham Sucha Re: “A blow to democracy,” Editorial, Aug. 3. First Published August 6, 2016 in the Calgary Herald. I am privileged to be a member of a committee…