I hope you had the chance to take in Alberta Culture Days that took place from September 29 to October 2, and if you have not, I recommend a visit to southwest Calgary’s newest art and cultural hub – Cspace – that I had the opportunity to designate as an official Alberta Cultural site.
Many of you are aware there are civic and school board elections taking place across the province this month. I am proud of the work done by Alberta’s new Ministry of Status of Women to increase the number of women running for elected office across our province. I encourage you to attend a debate in your community, watch for candidates on your doorstep, and make a plan to vote on October 16.
The legislative session resumes the day before Halloween (there is a joke in there somewhere) and that means after nearly a year of consultation work in Lethbridge, Calgary, Medicine Hat, and Edmonton I hope to present my first piece of legislation – a private Member’s Bill that seeks to bring Henson Trust legislation to Alberta. This has been a moving, eye-opening experience as I have been told time and time again how such legislation would make life better for so many Alberta families. There is a petition circling to support this bill that you can sign by visiting Inclusion Alberta, Autism Alberta, or Connections Counselling, and we have one at the Currie Constituency Office.
It continues to be important that I hear from you. I’m hosting my annual constituency office open house on Friday, October 27 between 4:00 – 6:00pm. It is only by hearing from you directly that I am able to be your voice in Edmonton and make your concerns known to the government. There will also be pizza!
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