Posted on Jun 1, 2017
This June marks two years since you promoted me from the shop floor to the Legislature floor as your representative in a government led by Rachel Notley. Every day since, our government has been working hard to implement meaningful policies and programs that provide stability and affordability for Alberta families. In fact, we have fulfilled 73% of our 2015 election platform, with another 15% in the process of being completed this legislative session.
This year alone, 380,000 children in 199,000 families across Alberta and right here in Calgary Currie will be helped by the Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit and the new Alberta Child Benefit. Bill 1 has reduced mandatory school fees by 25%. And a new agreement with the federal government prioritizes the hiring of Alberta workers in 29 high-wage jobs including civil and mechanical engineers, machinists, electricians, plumbers and carpenters meaning as jobs continue to return, Albertans will be at the front of the line.
My work continues on introducing Henson Trust legislation in Alberta. This month I am excited to launch a second round of consultations beginning in Lethbridge on Saturday, June 10 at the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Centre. If you have family or friends in Southern Alberta who would like to participate - or if you yourself would like to speak to me about Henson Trust legislation - please contact my office. I continue to be overwhelmed by the support this initiative has received to date, and by working together we can ensure this becomes a reality.
As the legislative session winds down later this month, I look forward to getting out and meeting more of you at the many summer community events in and around Calgary Currie such as Lilac Festival on June 4. I will be hosting my 2nd annual Stampede Breakfast at the Glenbrook Community Association on Sunday, July 9th – all are welcome! If you want to volunteer by flipping pancakes, let me know.