May – MLA Karen McPherson’s Report

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The signs of spring are in the air! After a long winter, it’s great to be welcoming back robins and crocuses and warmer weather.

Bill 2 is before the House as I write this update and I was very proud to speak in support of the important changes this bill will make for people who’ve been sexually assaulted or have been the victim of domestic violence. Currently these survivors have two years from the incident to bring a civil case forward and that is often not enough time for someone to have healed enough to face their assaulter in court. I share my own story of being sexually assaulted as a child and I know that being able to bring a civil case forward, in their own time, is a huge step forward in healing from assault. I’m very proud our government has introduced such compassionate legislation and am hopeful it will pass. If you are interested there is a link to my speech on my Facebook page (Karen McPherson – MLA)

Last month I had the pleasure of visiting some of the remarkable schools in our constituency. I was lucky enough to visit with the students and staff of St. Henry’s, Huntington Hills, Sir John A. McDonald, and Renfrew Educational Services. Congratulations to Sir John A. Macdonald School on serving the young people of our neighbourhoods so well for 50 amazing years; I think we both look pretty good for 50!

Energy Efficiency Alberta is a new provincial agency providing programs and services to help Albertans save money and energy. From its downtown Calgary headquarters, Energy Efficiency Alberta will help make efficiency an important part of the diversification of the energy economy. The agency will also provide approximately 30 jobs for Albertans. By taking advantage of the Residential No-Charge Energy Savings Program alone, the average Alberta family will save $112 per year on its power bills. I encourage everyone to sign up for an energy efficiency assessment visit: https://www.efficiencyalberta.ca.

I always welcome your feedback. You can email us at calgary.mackay.nosehill@assembly.ab.ca, call us at 403-215-7710, or drop by the office at #106, 8220 Centre Street NE, beside First Calgary Credit Union.

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