So proud to share an endorsement by my good friend Emma May. Emma is a successful entrepreneur and passionate community advocate who I have known and worked together for a long time. Emma talks about my record, our history working in the community and the importance of having a local and dedicated MLA representing residents in the Legislature.
Post secondary institutions are important to the growth of our province. With Mount Royal University located right here in Calgary-Elbow, it’s important that the next government ensures the next generation of students affordable and accessible options for post-secondary education in Alberta.
You can read more about our plan at:
Some highlights of our plan include:
- An Alberta Party government will create 45,000 new spaces in post-secondary institutions by 2024. This includes universities, colleges and technical institutes.
- It is estimated by 2026, there will be a 15% increase in the number of Albertans graduating from high school. This growth would require an estimated 40,265 spaces.
- Consideration will be given to satellite campuses in underserved parts of the province, for example building a satellite campus in North East Calgary.
- New spaces will involve the establishment of learning centers available to adult learners, those who did not complete high school, or those who are upgrading.
- An Alberta Party government will retain the current cap on tuition at Alberta post-secondary institutions, providing certainty and affordability for families.
- An Alberta Party government will expand the STEP program so more young people can access employment opportunities and gain work experience.
- An Alberta Party Government will work with post-secondary institutions to make it easier for innovators to spin-off their discoveries into new companies.
Advance polls open today! This is going to be a tight race and I would be honoured to have your vote. We know our supporters are busy people and things can happen on election day.
If you have any questions or need help getting to the polls, you can reach the campaign office at email@example.com or by phone at 403-266-9313.
Mount Royal University: Wyckham House – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
- Tuesday, April 9 (9am to 8pm)
- Wednesday, April 10 (9am to 8pm)
- Thursday, April 11 (9am to 8pm)
- Friday, April 12 (9am to 8pm)
- Saturday, April 13 (9am to 8pm)
Marda Loop Community Hall – 3130 16 Street SW
- Wednesday April 10 (9am to 8pm)
- Thursday April 11 (9am to 8pm)
Senior care is one of the many important issues that people bring up on the doors of Calgary-Elbow and I’m happy to share the newly released Alberta Party plan to improve senior care. You can learn more about the plan at the link below:
An Alberta Party government would take bold steps to help seniors age with respect and dignity, including the establishment of 3,500 long term care beds, and a new program to help seniors continue to live independently.
- New Alberta Caregiver Tax Credit to support caregivers. The credit will mirror the Canada Caregiver Credit, ranging from $2,182 to $6,986 per year for each caregiver.
- Keeping spouses together. By implementing a more effective wait list management policy partners will stay together. Up to 10% of seniors live apart for and separating partners places great strain on seniors and their families.
- Establish a separate and new Ministry of Seniors. This ministry will assume the budget and authority of the current Ministry of Seniors and Housing, along with grants to seniors. A new Ministry of Housing will be established.
- Creation of 3,500 long term care beds with community partners, similar to the Alberta Supportive Living Initiative. Each bed is estimated to cost around $65,000 to establish, and $75,000 per year to operate, for a $230 million capital cost, and $260 million annual operating cost.
- Creation of a pilot similar to The “Better At Home” will help seniors and families with costs of home supports such as snow shovelling, meal preparation, grocery delivery, and lawn maintenance.
I am incredibly proud to share this endorsement from 5th year criminal justice student at Mount Royal University – Shailynn Taylor. I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Shaylann over the past few years and advocate on behalf of her since being elected in 2015.