Return to business after summer events

Fall is upon us. Where has the summer gone?

Fall is upon us. Where has the summer gone?

There has been a full slate of activities over the summer that it has been my pleasure to attend.

The grand opening of the Blackfalds Bottle Depot is a great milestone for that community. Thank you for letting me be part of the ceremonies.

It was an honour to represent the Wildrose Official Opposition at the Black Ribbon Day ceremony in Edmonton. This annual event marks the anniversary of the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that saw the joining of the Communist/Nazi ideologies and led to the deaths of millions.

With the September Labour Day weekend behind us, the school year is starting; new beginnings for students young and old, time to get back to routines and back to the books. It is an expensive time for parents. The official opposition brought this issue to the legislature and asked the government to ban mandatory fees when we passed the new Education Act. The government refused.

There has been no action by the government although action was promised. It’s time for the government to begin putting families first: behind pay raises (which the 17 members of the Wildrose opposition did not accept), behind corporate handouts, and behind wasteful spending.

On Sept. 6 I attended the third annual Bionic Golf Tournament in aid of the Human Organ Procurement and Exchange Program. This was another successful fundraiser for the local organizers. Congratulations.

With summer behind us, please note that office hours for the constituency office return to weekdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. If you have any issues you would like to discuss, please contact the office at 403 782 7725 or email at lacombe.ponoka@assembly.ab.ca. We are located at #101 4892 46 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 2B4.