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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…

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.…