This year has been a time of uncertainty and change, and I am grateful for the hard work and resilience that our community has shown. This month, I look forward to returning to the Legislature and continuing to represent residents of Calgary Elbow.
On August 27, the Minister of Finance provided an update to Albertans on the impact that COVID-19 had on the provincial budget and the economy overall. This update was a frank reminder of the impact that the public health crisis, economic downturn, and drop in oil prices has taken on our province. This also includes over $14 billion for COVID-19 relief programs for Albertan families, small businesses, and non-profits. As Alberta faces a record deficit, Alberta’s government is looking ahead to restoring our province’s economy and getting our community back to work.
Since re-opening our economy in May, Alberta has been investing energy and resources into the Alberta Recovery Plan, a bold course of action that creates jobs, builds important infrastructure, and diversifies the economy for the future. Investments in our schools, roadways, water systems, and more will provide a much-needed boost to the economy. In addition, Alberta’s recovery is focusing on lowering barriers to local job creators and building strength in new sectors like natural gas, aviation, and technology. As we weather the immediate effects of COVID-19 in our community, government is introducing programs that will strengthen the economy in the long-run.
My office is here to support our community. 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