|Fall session begins|
|Local Content - Political blogs|
|Written by MLA Broyce Jacobs|
|Monday, 24 October 2011 19:29|
MLA Broyce Jacobs
As Autumn is upon us and harvest is near complete, the Fall Session of the Alberta Legislature began on Monday, October 24, 2011. Â
Starting with two days in the Legislature in October, followed by an adjournment and a commitment to return November 21, Premier Redford wanted to ensure that the legislative agenda brought forward is one that Albertans want to see.Â She wants caucus to be well-prepared to move that agenda forward.Â Itâ€™s important for Albertans to know and be assured that we are keeping close watch on the global economic picture.Â Itâ€™s about minimizing the impact here at home.Â There are things beyond our control, but we must address what is within our control to keep Alberta insulated from global economic instability. Â
I was pleased to attend many events throughout the constituency this past month including the 100thAnniversary celebration the Taber Times Newspaper.Â I had the opportunity to present the Rutherford Scholarships to the W.R. Myers High School students and to present a Community Initiatives Grant to the Chinook Rodeo Association at the Taber Pro Rodeo Event on Friday, October 21. Â
Recently in the news we have heard of two tragic accidents involving teens.Â These are heart breaking accidents that affect so many lives and an entire community.Â Alcohol was a factor in the accident that killed four Grande Prairie teens and left one in serious condition.Â Premier Redford has indicated Alberta is looking at making our roads safer by considering tougher drinking and driving rules, such as administrative penalties for drivers.Â Alberta is committed to continuing to reduce the number of accidents on our roads.Â Since we began implementing our Traffic Safely Plan in 2007, the number of road users killed in crashes involving a drinking driver declined by 24.4 per cent over a three year period and the number of serious injuries in those crashes dropped by 14.5 per cent.
Itâ€™s always a great pleasure to be able to meet constituents of all backgrounds and ages. If you have any questions, concerns or issues youâ€™d like to discuss, please feel free to contact my office in Cardston at 403-653-5100 or in Taber at 403-223-0001. I can also provide congratulatory scrolls for birthdays 65 years and older and wedding anniversaries in five year increments, starting at 25 years.