January 2020 MLA Report – Calgary Glenmore – Whitney Issik

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Calgary Glenmore

Dear neighbours,

As I write this in early December, I look towards 2021 with very cautious optimism. 2020 has been an extremely challenging year for all of us and as we bid it farewell, my heart goes out to everyone who has been affected.

Our province has not been challenged like this in a century or more, but as Albertans we have risen to this challenge, and we will continue to do so. I want to thank all those on the frontlines who worked tirelessly in our health and long-term care settings, those who provided essential services, those who taught our children, and all those who sacrificed as business was restricted. I especially want to thank all those who followed the health protocols on a daily basis, even if it was inconvenient or seemed unfair. You made a difference.

In 2021, Alberta’s government will continue to work diligently to keep Albertans safe, and build towards recovery. Part of that work will be delivering vaccines to Albertans in a smooth and rapid way. COVID-19 vaccinations are scheduled to begin rolling out to our seniors aged 75 and older, on-reserve First Nations individuals over age 65, and healthcare workers by January. By March, we anticipate having 435,000 Albertans vaccinated, and in cooperation with the federal government. This is phase one of our vaccination plan.

Phase 2 is expected to begin by April 2021 and will again be targeted to prioritized populations. Phase 3 will involve rolling out vaccinations to the general Alberta population, anticipated to start by fall 2021.

COVID-19 has changed all our lives, but this vaccine is evidence that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Alberta is ready and we will accomplish this critical task.

I would like to extend a blessed Christmas to members of the Ukrainian community, and others of the Orthodox faith, who celebrate this day on January 7.

I wish you and your families all the best for the new year.

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