Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Thank you to all of you for your kind words and congratulations over the past days and weeks. I am honoured to take my seat in this Assembly as the MLA for Calgary-Greenway.
Within my constituency is the diversity that makes Alberta and Canada such wonderful places. There is a vast array of religions and ethnicities and a wide range of socioeconomic conditions within my constituency. It is the diversity that brings us closer together as a community by focusing on shared goals and shared values instead of getting caught up in the issues that divide us. I hope that our riding can be a shining beacon for what makes Calgary and Alberta such wonderful places to live, work, and raise a family. Many of my constituents want nothing more than to work hard every day to give their children the opportunities that they may not have had personally, and I feel that this is something that we can all agree on.
As we are well aware, the Calgary-Greenway seat became vacant because of the tragic passing of Manmeet Singh Bhullar. Manmeet was a dear friend of mine, who I had known since he was a young, passionate, and inspiring university student. There’s no one in this province who could step in and fill Manmeet’s shoes. All I can do is to wake up every morning and learn from what Meeta taught me: listen to your constituents, their concerns; work hard every day; and serve the public with dignity and respect and seva, or selfless service. These were the things that Manmeet was passionate about and employed every day. Hopefully, I can employ what I learned from Manmeet to improve the lives of my constituents and my fellow Albertans. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
On April 13, 2016, Prab Gill highlighted strengths brought by diversity in Alberta communities:
PC Caucus in the Legislature
PC Caucus members have proposed and passed bills, amendments and motions. Read about them here.