April 2022 MLA Report – Calgary Glenmore – Whitney Issik

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Calgary Glenmore

Dear Neighbours,

After some difficult years, Albertans can celebrate the first balanced budget since 2014.

While the turnaround in the price of oil has helped our bottom line, we have made it to this enviable position mainly due to careful fiscal restraint and responsibility. Our province is seeing dynamic revenue growth across the entire economy as a direct result of our government’s relentless pursuit of pro-growth and open-for-business policies, alongside economic diversification.

Healthcare capacity and funding is a major focus of Budget 2022. It commits a total of $3.5 billion for health facilities, equipment, and Information Technology (IT) systems to expand healthcare capacity for Albertans no matter where they live, while creating thousands of good-paying jobs.

As we focus on moving forward, our government will continue getting more Albertans back to work by providing $600 million for Alberta At Work. The new initiative will build skills for the future through training and education for K to 12 and post-secondary students, address barriers to employment, and make Alberta an internationally recognized technology and innovation hub.

We’re also working hard to ensure that our next generation is stronger and healthier than ever. Alberta children and youth living with diabetes now have more support. Eligible Albertans younger than 18 years, living with diabetes, can now get coverage for continuous glucose monitors through government-sponsored health benefit plans.

I’m proud to have announced a $2.5 million investment with the Minister of Advanced Education to address sexual violence and harassment across Alberta campuses. Together, we also announced a $1.9 million investment to support skills development training for women’s success in the IT sector.

To those celebrating Easter and Passover, my best wishes to each of you and to your families for a joyful celebration. Please reach out any time if I can be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Whitney Issik

MLA Calgary-Glenmore

MLA – Calgary Glenmore Whitney Issik proudly serves the following Communities: Bayview, Braeside, Cedarbrae, Chinook Park, Eagle Ridge, Kelvin Grove, Lakeview, Oakridge, Palliser, Pumphill, Woodbine, Woodlands