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.
Thanks for the opportunity to share the Alberta party vision with the Special Areas Board.
It was a pleasure talking to the group which has always worked hard & had a great relationship with the neighboring communities.
Our float in the Hanna Light Up Parade.
A big thanks to my campaign manager Dan Chostner for sacrificing his truck and putting up with my son Ryan and the other candy huckster Todd Wallace while we cruised the streets waving at people.
It was a pleasure presenting one of our ideas to help our community at the Hanna coal transition meeting tonight.
What a great group of committed people to work with, with some fantastic ideas to help our town.
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Beautiful day for a run! Thanks to the organizers for a fun time in the valley.
Looking forward to next years Dinosaur valley run!
Great weekend touring the riding and enjoying time on the water with Stephen Mandel, Greg Clark, families, friends and meeting people. Positive, enthusiastic conversations about the future of Alberta and our local communities. Thanks to everyone including our ABP team and people in Drumheller, Hanna, Castor & Stettler for their time and patience while we made our way from town to town.
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