MLA Dave Rodney's Alberta Pre-Budget Roundtable
Glenmore Christian Academy: 16520 – 24 St. SW
Tuesday, March 1, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Friends, this is a pivotal time in Alberta history--especially considering job losses here at home, and the economic situation around the world. This is a great opportunity for you to have your say: what do you hope the new NDP government will have--and will not have--in their budget? What other advice do you have for them--or for me? Let's make our suggestions before the budget, rather than waiting until it's too late; and please bring a friend!
Alberta's students are our future
Opportunity to show your appreciation to special teacher
Participate in review of Mental Health Amendment Act
Please click on the graphic above for information about providing a submission, and feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss the process. This issue is of particular importance to me as I have always believed in addressing health and wellness issues in a proactive manner.
An Unforgettable Albertan
I was humbled to attend the funeral of Ron Southern at Spruce Meadows--which forms the southern boundary of Calgary-Lougheed. Over the years, I have learned a great deal from this Albertan icon who was an incredible family man, a great friend & mentor, a generous philanthropist, the founder of the worldwide family of ATCO companies, & visionary of the best facility of its kind in the world, Spruce Meadows. The members of our Progressive Conservative caucus joined me in paying respects to Mr. Southern, and we offer our sincere condolences to everyone in the Southern family--who will carry on his amazing work in our city, province, country & world.
Making a respectful mark as opposition advocate
It was particularly gratifying to see the government change the name of the ministry to Indigenous Relations--a more inclusive title--from the former Aboriginal Relations. I had made that recommendation to the former minister while questioning her during budget estimates last fall. At the time, she indicated she would consider the suggestion.
That kind of respectful discourse is my preferred method of acting in a role that can effect positive change.
A word about royalties
While pleased with that expected result, our PC caucus did not support the review because it created unnecessary in instability important sector of our economy which was already shaken by the drop in the price of oil. Here is the news release we issued shortly after the government announced the panel's findings.