October – MLA Graham Sucha’s Report

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Speaking at the opening of 162nd Ave

Now that the fall season is upon us, I am reflecting about the very busy summer we had in Calgary-Shaw. As I am sure you have noticed, there have been a number of construction projects in and surrounding Calgary-Shaw. The intersection at 162nd Ave and McLeod Trail has been completed, the first diverging diamond interchange in Canada. The interchange provides better traffic flow for east and west traffic on 162nd and Sun Valley Blvd. There is also, of course, the SW Calgary Ring Road. This major project will create hundreds of jobs for Calgarians. It is not just roads and highways our government has invested in. We have also made important investments in upgrading schools, including some here in Calgary Shaw. This work also provides construction jobs as well as makes schools safer for kids. We inherited a large infrastructure deficit after forming government. Now is a great time to make these investments due to low commodity prices. Leveraging these prices makes economic sense and it will help get many Albertans back to work.

The Legislative Assembly will be resuming at the end of this month and it is my duty to make sure your concerns are addressed in Edmonton. When session resumes my top priority will be creating stable, full-time jobs for Albertans. We are seeing our economy slowly recover- jobs are up, manufacturing is up, exports are up and we are seeing gains across most sectors of the economy where other provinces still see declines. This is great news but there is still a lot of work to be done. I am always interested in hearing constituent’s ideas for job creations and to discuss how government programs can help small businesses grow. If you have anything you want to share, please email me at calgary.shaw@assembly.ab.ca.

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