Happy New Year
I would like to take a moment to wish you and your family a belated Merry Christmas, Seasons’ Greetings, and a very Happy New Year.
It is without a doubt that the majority of the past decade has been challenging for many families in our community, and I am hopeful that the decade ahead will bring renewed prosperity.
I want to thank you as well for your support in the recent election. I will work hard to bring the concerns you have shared with me to the House floor in Ottawa.
It has been a busy three months since the election. Parliament sat briefly in December so that the Liberal government could outline its priorities. To sum up the throne speech in one word, I would choose “uninspiring”.
While on paper, the Liberals hold a minority government, the political reality, in my opinion, is that they will continue to operate as though they have a majority because neither the Bloc Quebecois nor the NDP (both exceeded expectations in the election) have any desire to enter another election quickly - and the Liberals need the support of only one to govern as long as they wish.
Despite this somewhat gloomy situation, your Alberta Conservative team is not resting on our laurels, but rather is working on a strategy to make the most of the resounding message Western Canada sent the Liberals. I write more on that inside this newsletter.
You can rest assured I will keep in touch with you regularly during this Parliament, and will be enlisting your help to inform other parts of Canada about Alberta and the challenges we face.
Thank you for your continued support.