Summer is here and we are all ready to embrace it! After 15 grueling months, Alberta’s government announced the Open for Summer Plan. Based on our plan, Albertans are getting back to their normal lives faster than anyone else in Canada.
First, I want to thank all of you for everything you have done to protect yourselves and each other during this pandemic. You all helped slow down the third wave of the virus with the restrictions in May. In fact, you helped to crush it. I also want to thank you for rolling up your sleeves and getting the shot in record numbers. There is no question that vaccines work, and vaccination has been our ticket back to normal.
We know that the pandemic has had serious consequences for so many. We mourn the loss of Albertan lives and grieve with the families and friends who lost loved ones. We also know that the pandemic has had an impact on our children and seniors. In response, the Child and Youth Well-Being Review panel, co-chaired by MLA Matt Jones and Hon. Rebecca Schulz has been established. This panel will work to understand the full scope of impacts resulting from and related to the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth. It will then provide recommendations to government in the fall of 2021, to help support youth now and into the future. Albertans are invited to share their thoughts at alberta.ca/child-and-youth-well-being-review until July 31.
I am also pleased to draw attention to the Facilities-Based Continuing Care Review Final Report that provides recommendations to improve the quality of life for residents and their families and the work environment for staff and operators that will strengthen and modernize continuing care.
I am ready for the best summer ever and I hope you are too!
United Conservative MLA for 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