I want to thank everyone in our community for your resilience over the past several months. Seeing how many people have come together in recent months to support each other in difficult times has made me even more proud to live in our community.
I know that many people have struggled with the economic uncertainty that began earlier this year. To get Alberta’s economy moving again, government has introduced a recovery plan that is focused on creating jobs now, building up our province, and diversifying the economy for the future. To help jump-start the economy this year, our government will make the largest investment in infrastructure projects in Alberta’s history, which will invest over $10-billion in projects and help create over 50,000 jobs.
In order to speed up Alberta’s recovery, new measures and programs have been introduced. Beginning July 1, Alberta’s corporate tax rate was reduced to eight percent, making our province the most attractive place to do business in Canada by far. Other funding initiatives, like the Innovation Employment Grant and Cultural Event Relaunch Program, will help Albertan businesses and organizations launch and grow so that they can help get Albertans back to work in the long run.
As we look to the future, I know that many in our community have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest information on protecting your loved ones from illness or resources for coping, please visit alberta.ca/covid19.
As always, it is my honour to serve as your MLA.
MLA – Calgary Elbow Doug Schweitzer proudly serves the following Communities: Altadore, Bel-Aire , Britannia, Elbow Park, Elboya, Erlton, Garrison Green, Garrison Woods, Glamorgan, Lincoln Park, Lower Mount Royal, Marda Loop, Mayfair, Meadowlark Park, Mount Royal, North Glenmore Park, Parkhill, Rideau Park, River Park, Roxboro, South Calgary, Upper Mount Royal, Windsor Park