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By: Trevor Bacon On: November 01, 2019 In: Community Comments: 0

NOVEMBER 2019

Hello my constituents!

I was excited to complete a busy first month of the Fall Session. The Alberta Legislature was called back to session on October 8, two full weeks ahead of schedule! I was eager to get back to Edmonton and continue my legislative duties on behalf of my constituency, Calgary-Beddington.

Last month, on October 1, we recognized Day of Older Persons in Alberta. To mark this special occasion, I raised the International Day of Older Persons ?ag at the Edmonton Federal Building. Let’s not forget, seniors are the strength of Alberta! In addition, as Minister of Seniors and Housing, I announced new measures for cutting red tape for seniors; online tools to help them quickly, easily, and securely submit financial benefit applications and supporting documents. This will give seniors easier access to financial assistance, and a secure method to send con?dential supporting documentation.

On Oct. 25, I had a chance to meet with Calgary’s Police Chief Mark Neufeld, and Calgary Police Commission Chair Brian Thiessen. After asking our riding’s community associations to submit their local security concerns, I provided Chief Neufeld and Mr. Thiessen with our most pressing community safety issues here in Calgary-Beddington. This was a rare, and highly productive chance to bring our community’s concerns directly to the top leadership of our law enforcement.

Also last month, I was honoured to visit the wonderful Grade 6 class at Simons Valley School. The students were eager to hear about a life in public service, and the daily routine of an MLA and Minister. Our Grade 6 classes are observing their government units as part of their social studies classes this year. It was my pleasure to spend time with our students, and tell them about my duties as their representative!

Please don’t hesitate to contact my constituency o?ce for anything we can assist you with. We look forward to keep hearing from you!

Calgary-Beddington

Hon. Josephine Pon, MLA

#106 – 8220 Centre Street NE

Calgary, AB T3K 1J7

403-215-7710

OCTOBER 2019

Hello,

Great start to the Fall season!

I was very encouraged to see my constituents return to work and back to school with their best foot forward! I am proud to represent you in the Alberta Legislature, and I look forward to continuing to fight for issues important to our community.

The government of Alberta has begun Fall similar to the highly productive first 100 days in office. The blue-ribbon panel on Alberta’s finances, led by former Saskatchewan finance minister Dr. Janice MacKinnon, delivered its findings. Their report outlined Alberta’s dire economic situation, and the need to address the Government of Alberta’s financial situation. Consultations will continue in the lead up to the upcoming Alberta Budget, which will be presented to Albertans in October.

September was a very active and highly productive month as your MLA. I continued to meet with community associations and local representatives; we worked on how best we can represent you in government.

Last month, in my capacity as Minister of Seniors and Housing, I launched my second tour around our province, having done my first one earlier this year already. I met hundreds of seniors and stakeholders in affordable housing. Visiting Albertans in the far corners of our province is a key objective I am proud to be fulfilling and will continue to do so during my time in this role. I am grateful and humbled by the confidence placed in me by our Premier Jason Kenney, and I am proud to work alongside such talented colleagues around the cabinet table.

Happy October, and my best wishes during celebrations you and your family will have this month!

SEPTEMBER 2019

Hello Sandstone & MacEwan!

I hope you all had a wonderful summer!

Thank you all for the messages of support and input I receive from you each month. It is encouraging to hear from so many of my constituents who contact me through my once or on social media. I am proud to represent you in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, and I look forward to continuing to work hard for Calgary-Beddington.

As you may be aware, our government took on an aggressive legislative agenda during the spring session, to strengthen the economy, reduce our debt, and be a responsible caretaker of the public dime. I am excited to continue doing so in the upcoming fall session. We were able to pass 13 pieces of legislation on behalf of Albertans, in only 7 short weeks before spring session ended. I have every expectation that the fall session will be equally or more productive.

Over the summer, I have had the pleasure of meeting with community associations in our riding, as well as local leaders and government representatives. I had very productive meetings with our federal Member of Parliament, Hon. Michelle Rempel, as well as our city council member, Ward 4 Councillor Sean Chu. Our local CBE Trustee Althea Adams also met with me to bring to my attention her priorities for our area. We discussed important issues affecting all of you and worked on how best we can represent you in government.

As Minister of Seniors and Housing, I have met with countless stakeholders who come to see me from all corners of our province. It was also a great privilege to hear from so many Albertan seniors during my travels, and I am anxious to continue touring the many seniors residences stretching out across Alberta. I have requested that everyone submit to my once all their ideas and suggestions to reduce red tape and improve access to seniors and affordable housing services. Let’s work together to make life better for Albertans.

Thank you to all who attended the Stampede Pancake Breakfast on July 13th by Huntington Hills Community Association that I sponsored as your MLA! I had a wonderful time with so many of my constituents, and I am so happy that over 2000 of you made it out for breakfast. Looking forward to next year!

Please do not hesitate to contact my constituency once for any questions or concerns that we may assist you with. I wish you all a fantastic start to the fall season and hope to keep hearing from you!

Calgary-Beddington

Hon. Josephine Pon, MLA

#106 – 8220 Centre Street NE

Calgary, AB T3K 1J7

403-215-7710