|Many interesting bills coming forward|
|Local Content - Political blogs|
|Written by MLA Broyce Jacobs|
|Monday, 21 November 2011 21:29|
MLA Broyce Jacobs
The second half of Fall Legislative session is now beginning. There are many interesting bills being put forward, including the Election Amendment Act, Justice and Court Statutes Amendment Act, Land Assembly Project Area Amendment Act, Health Quality Council of Alberta Act, Child and Youth Advocate Act, and the Alberta Traffic Safety Amendment Act.
In addition to being your voice in the Legislative Assembly, I have been busy attending a number of events in our constituency. On Nov. 2, I attended the Roundtable discussions in Lethbridge with selected constituents from each riding along with Minister Greg Weadick (Advanced Education), Minister Ron Liepert (Finance) and Minister Doug Horner (Treasury Board) to discuss the Provincial Budget. It was an informative discussion, with approximately 35 people in attendance.
In addition to the roundtable discussion across the province, itâ€™s crucial that government has a conversation with Albertans about the global economic situation and its effect of Albertaâ€™s bottom line. This begins our work to prepare next yearâ€™s budget. We want to hear Albertansâ€™ vision of how government spends their money during these uncertain times, and how we should be saving for future generations. To ensure as many Albertans as possible are able to share their ideas about Albertaâ€™s saving and spending priorities, you can access the website at www.Alberta.ca and complete an online survey.
This year, I attended the Town of Raymond Remembrance Day Ceremony to commemorate and acknowledge the valuable contributions and sacrifices made by past and present members of our armed forces. This was a humbling moment for all of us who owe so much to those who made and continue to make our freedom possible.
On Nov. 3, I had the pleasure to be a part of the Grand Openings of the Lee Crest DAL in Cardston and the Linden View DAL in Taber with Hon. George VanderBurg, Minister of Seniors. Both facilities are excellent places for our seniors to live in a home-like environment that promotes privacy, independence and provides 24-hour support.
On Nov. 18, I was excited to announce almost $3 million in provincial grants to repair and upgrade the kitchen and dining area at the Clearview Lodge Facility in Taber. The funding is from the provinceâ€™s Capital for Emergent Projects program. This funding reflects our governmentâ€™s commitment to addressing the needs of an aging population while at the same time we are helping to build a stronger community.
If you have any questions, concerns or issues youâ€™d like to discuss, please contact my offices 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.