Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise today to recognize the good work done this session by the PC caucus. This is what effective opposition looks like. The Member for Calgary-North West stood up for the good work done on women’s issues by the previous government while strongly and effectively advocating for awareness and action on violence against women as well as teen addictions.
The Member for Calgary-West has been relentless in urging the Health and Justice ministers to create a proactive plan to address Alberta’s fentanyl crisis. He has also pushed hard on at least two ministers in the House to secure meetings for his constituents.
The Member for Calgary-South East has been a collaborative communicator, working with the ministers of Health and Environment to advocate for front-line health care workers as well as pushing for responsible, industry-partnered planning in our energy sector.
The Member for Vermilion-Lloydminster has regaled us with tales of his days as a veterinarian while also acting as a measured voice in the debate around Bill 6. Between him and the Member for Grande Prairie-Wapiti there are no stronger advocates for farmers and ranchers. On top of this, the Member for Grande Prairie-Wapiti has been a strong voice for the forest industry. From the softwood lumber agreement to the pine beetle problem, the member has raised the concerns of an industry largely forgotten by this government.
The Member for Calgary-Lougheed has repeatedly and tirelessly made sure this government takes definitive and measurable action on advanced education and aboriginal stakeholder issues with this government.
The Member for Calgary-Fish Creek, while new to the game, has proven himself more than capable in advocating for increased ASLI housing spaces across Alberta while pushing for increased market access and export opportunities for Alberta businesses.
I am proud we’re speaking up for hard-working, everyday Albertans, including farmers and ranchers. I’ve tried to show Albertans that we are humbled and realize the mistakes of the past. Our party looks to Albertans for guidance as we seek to rebuild and come back stronger than ever.
Finally, we unfortunately had to say goodbye to our esteemed colleague from Calgary-Greenway. He advocated for small business and nonprofits while also being a strong constituency MLA. He spent his own money travelling the globe to advocate for over 2,500 religious minorities in Afghanistan who face ongoing persecution for practicing their faith.
I am proud of our PC team, Mr. Speaker.
On December 8, 2015, Ric McIver reviewed accomplishments of the PC Caucus in 2015
PC Caucus in the Legislature
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