October 25, 2016 7pm-9pm
Woodcreek Community Hall
1991 Woodview Drive S.W. (Woodlands)
Middle: As PC Advocate for Advanced Education, Wellness, & Indigenous Rel’s,
I am very interested in your suggestions in each of these areas, & in all ministries!
Bottom: Remembrance/Every Day--“Lest we forget!” (Evergreen LDS/Canada Day,
Military PTSD Climb/Mount Buller, “Heroes Behind the Heroes”/Spruce Meadows)
Premier Peter Lougheed began planning for the Calgary ring road decades ago--& for 12 years I have been humbled & honoured to work with our previous gov’t to successfully negotiate the historic agreement with the T’suu Tina Nation--so I am very pleased to see this extremely important transportation infrastructure project taking shape. Vision & foresight--along with significant provincial investment over the years--has made this vital highway possible. AB Transportation has entered into an interim agreement with Mountain View Partners; & this allows them to undertake preliminary work on the SWCRR in advance of signing the long-term project agreement. This early work allows contractors to get started on critical items such as utility relocations & other preliminary works necessary for the project. Community members may see crews & equipment on site for this spec- work. The full long-term agreement with Mountain View Partners was to be executed this fall. The SWCRR involves construction from Highway 8 to Macleod Trail SE, & includes reconstruction of Glenmore Tr- from Sarcee Tr- to east of 37th St- SW. The project includes 31 km’s of 6 & 8 lane divided highway, 14 interchanges, a flyover, a railway crossing flyover, & 3 river crossings. The NDP is following the plan laid out by the former PC gov’t, & it shows the value of the P3 model: it is currently under budget due to lower costs for labour & materials. The deadline for completion of the roadway from Hwy 22 to Glenmore Tr- is 2022; & I will continue to do all I can to ensure that happens—early & under budget, if at all possible!
While the NDP Gov’t does not control the price of oil, it certainly controls its policy reaction to it; & that’s the problem. As a result, for the first time since Statistics Canada began collecting data, AB’s unemployment rate has actually surpassed that of Nova Scotia! Soon after the May 2015 election, the NDP hiked taxes on personal income, alcohol, tobacco, train fuel, & education property, & much more; & they doubled the existing big emitter carbon levy. Substantial minimum wage hikes have hit employers this year (& will again next year, & the year after that…); & as of January 1, AB’s will be clobbered with the $6 Billion carbon tax that the NDP failed to mention before they were elected. Then there’s that record $10 Billion single year deficit, with over $1 billion going to debt-servicing—every year! Sadly, there is much, much more. Fellow AB’s: is this the way you want AB to be? If not, will you let the NDP gov’t know how you feel?