Yesterday I announced four byelections; Stephen Mandel will run in Edmonton-Whitemud, Gord Dirks will run in Calgary-Elbow, Mike Ellis will run in Calgary-West, and I will run in Calgary-Foothills.
Alberta is under new management, and our new PC government is changing to better meet the needs and expectations of Albertans. Over the next few weeks my fellow candidates and I will meeting with Albertans in their communities to better understand the issues that matter to them. We will earn the trust of voters and the privilege of working tirelessly on the priorities that are important Albertans.
I was in Calgary today to announce a comprehensive flood mitigation plan and more resources to meet Albertans’ needs.
In addition to completing mitigation projects as quickly as possible, our government will triple the Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) appeals staff. This will speed up the response to outstanding flood relief applications, with the goal of clearing outstanding appeals by December 2014.
Check out the news release here: http://alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=37108FB7A2FDC-067D-04A7-5512CA1E247B50ADWe are responding with a comprehensive mitigation plan and more resources to meet Albertans’ needs
Today I announced that government will, as promised, begin a review of all agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs) to ensure they are performing for Albertans.
I've asked three Albertans with extensive knowledge in board governance of financial institutions – Hugh Bolton, Linda Hohol and Larry Pollock – to participate in this specific governance review. All have agreed to accept $1 a year for their services.
Check out the news release here: http://alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=37104C8009C55-EA8A-2379-153440C28EC0CF58
Today I had the privilege of addressing the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association at their Annual Convention in Edmonton.
During my speech, I talked about the need for a renewed approach to working with municipalities - one focused on partnership.