Posted on Apr 1, 2016

April Newsletter

Welcome to springtime !!   It’s been 11 months since the provincial election. Time sure does fly, doesn’t it ?   By the time you read this newsletter the 2016 budget will have been released – the budget focus is on stabilizing the economy, supporting small business, job creation and information about the climate change strategy.  Please e-mail or stop by the office with any concerns or comments.

BUSINESS SUPPORTS

As we move through this difficult economic time it is important to recognize the work that businesses in the area do as it relates to stabilizing the economy. We are happy to help with programs like the STEP program and the job creation tax credit. If you have any questions on how to apply to these programs feel free to connect with my office.

MLA EXPENSE DISCLOSURES

In the last few years MLA and legislative expense have been a hot topic. When reviewing them you can see everything under the sun from a $ 262.50 car cleaning to a .48 parking charge. Over the next few months legislative review committees will be reviewing these expense and I would be happy to pass on any feedback you may have about appropriate expenses.   P.S.  I clean my own car.

 

STAMPEDE     JULY 8 – 17TH      

I know that Stampede is still a long way off but I did want to let you know that my office will be hosting a Stampede B-B-Q July 9th.  11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Mark your calendars.   July 11th  Premier Notley will be hosting her Stampede breakfast at the McDougall Centre.  Both are still in the planning stages – watch for additional details available in May and June. Feel free to pass on any special event that you may be having.

 

APRIL 27TH  IS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS’ DAY    

Administrative Professionals' Day is celebrated on April 27, 2016. Administrative Professionals' Day - also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day - is an unofficial secular holiday observed in several countries to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals.  Don’t forget to recognize your administrative support person.

 

CHAT WITH YOUR MLA

While e-mail feedback is always encouraged and appreciated. However nothing beats an old fashioned phone call or one-on-one conversation. If you would like to chat please arrange with my office and I would be happy to give you a call even during non-traditional working hours.

 

SATURDAY OFFICE HOURS We haven’t worked out all of the details, but I did want to let you know that our office will be open one Saturday a month beginning in April.  Give our office a call for details.

I enjoy attending community events, if you would like me to attend yours, I will do my best to be available. If you have concerns regarding community issues you can reach me through my constituency office: 403.256.8969

My office can provide Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths services (it’s a good idea to make an appointment)   and provincial pins, if you need a few.