I want to thank all those who got out to vote in the municipal election and referendum last month. I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to all the candidates who put their names forward and congratulations to those who will be leading the city for the next four years. I look forward to working with the new council to overcome our current challenges and continue to build Calgary as a hub of energy, innovation, and diversity.
The completion of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement is a significant milestone for Alberta and for our province’s economic recovery. The project replaced an aging pipeline with a new pipeline equipped with state-of-the-art technology and safety measures to protect the environment. Line 3 will be able to transport approximately 3.2 million barrels of oil per day out of Western Canada. Our government will continue to fight for all projects that help bring our oil to market because we owe it to Albertans to get full value for our resources. Alberta produces reliable and responsible energy and, through projects like this, we will be able to deliver it.
While we work together to create a prosperous future for Calgary, we must also take time to reflect on how we got to where we are now. November is when our thoughts turn to Remembrance Day. It is a time for us to remember and honour the brave men and women who have served and those who continue to serve in the Canadian Forces.
I encourage all Calgarians to commit to offering our respect and thanks to those who serve our country and those who sacrificed it all for Canada. My 8th Annual Veterans’ Food Drive will take place in the riding on Saturday November 13. If you can volunteer, please contact my team at [email protected].
Prasad Panda, MLA