Got to door knock with the CA president in Drumheller last weekend. Andrew must be committed, it was -20 that day!
The Stettler Independent taking the time to cover my visit to Stettler Town Council; thanks!
Stettler Independent Coverage
The Elections Alberta nomination papers are handed in; its official, the Alberta Party will be on the ballot in Drumheller-Stettler in the next provincial election!
This past week was a cold one, especially out knocking on doors! However good times and good food were had at the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence in Calgary. They were a great host telling us how they work to showcase Canadian Beef and the entire beef industry.
Pictured above are ABP MLA's Rick Fraser, Karen McPherson, Candidates Chase Brown, Mark Nikota, Kevin Smook and Chef Cameron Pappel; below that is the fun shot - good times had by all!
This week was more door knocking around the constituency and meeting with people.
After meeting with the Castor Town Council I got to spend more time at the doors in that community and then headed over to the Village of Munson to talk Alberta Party with the residents. People are concerned about the future, whether its the economy, services, or leaving a massive fiscal mess for our kids and grand-kids to clean up.
We can balance the books, support people that need help and have a thriving economy, it doesn't have to be one or the other and the Alberta Party can find the balance while moving the province forward.
If you want to see a balanced, practical approach to solving our problems check us out and if you want to support the campaign, click above to send us a message! Thanks for taking the time to see what we're all about.
Got to spend a great day door knocking in Stettler meeting people and discussing how an Alberta Party Government would work hard to balance the many issues in the province such as a thriving economy, balancing the books while providing services for people.
After the door knocking came time to watch the AB Scotties and cheer on team Marthaller; they won the game but lost the next day in the Semi-finals. A great showing though and very proud of how far they've come.
The past couple of weeks have been busy for sure; from door knocking in Hanna, Stettler, Delia and Erskine to meeting with the Paintearth County council, Stettler Town council and the Prairie Land Regional School Division board, we've had some good discussions.
People are concerned about the future and want to see practical solutions to the issues that affect rural Alberta, not more political rhetoric. Topics such as predictable and sustainable funding for municipal infrastructure and school busing are top of mind. How can our communities plan for the next 5, 10 or 20 years when they don't know what funding from the province will even be in 2 years?
We need a better plan with balanced, pragmatic solutions to the issues. A balanced budget with long term, sustainable goals and funding is possible, but we're going to have to leave the 'politics' behind and focus on the people. Its time for a better way!
The Alberta Party team (including candidate Jim Black from Brooks-Medicine Hat and MLA Rick Fraser with family in our Drumheller-Stettler riding pictured above) will have a better way forward.
Its been a great few weeks of knocking on doors around the constituency. I've had the pleasure of talking to people in Castor, Morrin, Drumheller and Hanna so far with many more to go.
People are concerned with the future of our province especially the economy and the fiscal legacy we're leaving our kids; we've got to get back on track and get people back to work.
But people are also very concerned about the other side of the ledger, the uncertainty around services such as health care, education and our communities.
We can have a strong economy while protecting social services and the environment, this doesn't have to be one or the other, we can have both but its going to take hard work and practical ideas and solutions.
More to come!
Thanks for letting me play in the annual Delia Heritage Classic again. Once again the old guys prevailed but only by cutting the game after 2 periods...
Fun was had by all, see you next year and Merry Christmas!
Great presentations today at the PLRD inclusivity initiative.
Student led projects from across the school division about making everyone more welcome in society.
It was great to see our local Delia team in action and congrats to the #Sports4all team from Morring for taking home the big prize.