The Progressive Conservatives are different than the other parties in the Alberta Legislature. We don’t yell across the aisle, we don’t heckle or point fingers. Instead, we offer constructive feedback and common sense suggestions. We aren’t seeking to gain a political advantage from our activities in the Legislature. Our goal is to be the best legislators and best representatives we can be.
I think that many of the issues facing Alberta can be resolved with plain old common sense. Many of the best policy ideas come simply from listening and talking with people. Having the ability to interact with, and gain insight from so many different people is a powerful tool at the disposal of any MLA. Being prepared to listen to people and knowing that you don’t have all the answers needs to be the central qualification for this job. It is key for the government to listen to the people on the ground who deal with these situations first hand, and if you aren’t engaging with all Albertans then you will be missing out on the perspectives and experienced needed to be an effective representative.
Alberta’s prosperity isn’t linked to a party or an ideology. There isn’t a magic spell, and no one has a monopoly on good ideas. The Progressive Conservatives will be using this session of the Legislature to promote real common sense solutions and to make sure that this government is properly engaging with Albertans.