May 2022 MLA Report – Calgary Currie – Nicholas Milliken

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Calgary Currie

Dear Neighbours,

Spring in Alberta is a season of renewal and hope. While we have been through some of the biggest challenges of our lifetimes over the last couple of years, we continue to see growing opportunities and an abundance of hope for our future.

This year’s spring also came with a rejuvenating budget. Budget 2022 contains an increase of more than $700 million over the next three years to support teachers and address cost pressures in schools, as well as $110 million in new funding for the next three years to support the mental health and wellbeing of Alberta students.

We also found out in late March that Budget 2022 includes about $2.5 billion over three years in support of the new childcare agreement with the federal government. I am proud to report that since this agreement was announced, Calgary-Currie families are experiencing lower costs for childcare, which remains on target to average $10 per day by 2026.

Finally, government announced that Budget 2022 invests almost $3.7 billion, a 6.3 percent increase over last year, into continuing care programs and services for seniors and vulnerable Albertans. It also earmarks $204 million in capital funding over three years to modernize existing continuing care facilities across the province and develop new continuing care spaces for Indigenous Peoples.

Alberta’s future looks bright with over 130,000 jobs added, $54 billion in new investments, a balanced budget, and the fastest growth and lowest taxes in Canada. Our government will continue to stand up and fight for the best interest of the families who call our beautiful province home.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Milliken

MLA – Calgary Currie Nicholas Milliken proudly serves the following Communities: Bankview, Currie, Glenbrook, Glendale, Killarney-Glengarry, Richmond-Knob Hill, Rosscarrock, Rutland Park, Scarboro, Scarboro/Sunalta West, Shaganappi, Spruce Cliff, Sunalta, Westgate