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Standing up for Alberta's Homeless

Posted on May 9, 2017

I was proud to rise in the Legislature to speak about a very serious issue that I feel is not spoken about enough: homelessness. Homelessness is not just an inner-city phenomenon, and there are many reasons…

Video: Fighting for First Nations

Posted on March 27, 2017

I rose in the Legislature to ask the Minister of Indigenous Relations what the government is doing to ensure Alberta's First Nations have access to clean drinking water. This is a problem that has gone…

Response to the Speech from the Throne

Posted on March 9, 2017

It was an honour to respond to the 2017 Speech from the Throne. I was able to acknowledge a number of projects I have been working on, such as advocating for further development of Ray Gibbon Drive and…

Video: Members Statement on the Sturgeon Foundation

Posted on December 22, 2016

During the last week of fall session, I was proud to rise in the House and acknowledge the Sturgeon Foundation and the great work it does for our communities. The Sturgeon Foundation is a non-profit body…

Truth & Reconciliation Art Open House

Posted on December 15, 2016

I hosted an office open house with art students from Spruce Grove Composite High School. Building on what they've learned about residential schools, these students created art that pays tribute to those…

Member's Statement on Métis Week

Posted on November 11, 2016

It was my pleasure to deliver this Members Statement recognizing Métis Week and the importance of Métis culture and history in Alberta and Canada. From November 13th until November 19th, the Métis…

Video: Speaking in Support of Bill 25

Posted on November 7, 2016

During the 2016 fall Session, I was proud to rise to speak on the Oil Sands Emissions Limit Act. This legislation, brought forward by Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips, would strengthen…

A Living Wage is Good for Families

Posted on September 29, 2016

Below is an article I wrote on Alberta's journey to a Living Wage, first published in the Stony Plain Reporter Sept. 23, 2016. Prior to being elected as MLA for the wonderful constituency of Spruce Grove-St.…

August Newsletter

Posted on September 6, 2016

This August has been one of my busiest months since becoming MLA for Spruce Grove-St. Albert. There have been numerous community events and government policy announcements, which, when you consider the…

July Newsletter

Posted on July 21, 2016

Community Events June marked the end of Spring Session at the Legislature and was host to many great events like St. Albert Pride and National Aboriginal Day, so July had a tough act to follow. I'm happy…

Moving Forward towards a Living Wage

Posted on June 29, 2016

Our government has announcing three phases of minimum wage increases, beginning with a $1 raise October 1, 2016, that will move Alberta forward and provide a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2018. This announcement…

Video: Green Public Transit is Coming to Spruce Grove

Posted on May 30, 2016

I'm proud to have delivered this Member Statement in which I recognize the importance of public transit in my constituency. In particular, I was happy to acknowledge the steps the City of Spruce Grove,…

My Thoughts on the Climate Leadership Plan

Posted on May 27, 2016

The Honourable Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West and Minister of Environment and Parks, tabled the Climate Leadership Implementation Act on May 24, 2016. This act will move Alberta forward as…

Video: Maiden Speech

Posted on March 16, 2016

I was honoured to deliver this speech in the Legislature about the great people of Spruce Grove - St. Albert. I was proud to speak to the constituency's reputation as an incredible place to raise a family,…