Karen and I are having some home time today where I am working with Perry on our clean up from this week's storm. We are looking forward to family time today and to a busy week ahead. Thanks to all who have sent their good wishes.
On behalf of Progressive Conservatives and all Albertans, I would like to thank Premier Hancock and his wife Janet for their enormous contributions to our province throughout their time in public life. I have always admired the Premier’s extensive understanding of public policy, and his passion for issues like education and children’s literacy which have bettered our province. Premier Hancock has held nearly every critical position in cabinet. As Premier and Leader he served as a steady hand for our caucus and our party during one of our most challenging periods.
Premier Hancock has worked tirelessly over the last seventeen years on behalf of the people of Edmonton-Whitemud, and set the bar high for all elected officials who strive to represent the best interests of their constituents. Dave is a long-time friend of mine with whom I have shared many political experiences, and whose advice and friendship I will always value. I would like to wish he and Janet and their family all of the best in their future endeavours. While I have no doubt that Dave will continue to make positive contributions to our province, his guidance will be missed.