Spring has sprung! I always enjoy May as it is when regrowth and warmth return to our province. The trees and parks are green, flowers are appearing and the warmth of the sun feels good. Here are some updates from the provincial legislature.
Health Minister Tyler Shandro has announced that more than half a million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the province. Nearly 1 in 10 Albertans have received at least one dose to protect them against COVID-19. Despite setbacks from the federal government, we are getting vaccines in the arms of Albertans as quickly and safely as possible. Alberta’s rollout continues to be one of the best in the country, with among the highest percentage of doses administered. When it is your turn for vaccinated, please sign up for your shot, show up for your appointment, and follow up with your second dose. For more information, visit alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine
Access to quality child care options is essential in getting parents back to work and is part of Alberta’s economic recovery. Finding quality child care options is a challenge for some parents due to a lack of spaces or choices in their communities. Through the Early Learning and Child Care agreement with the federal government, over 1,500 new child care spaces in licensed daycares and day homes will be created. Grants will also help providers in developing overnight care options to better support parents who work beyond the traditional working hours.
2020 was a record-shattering year for venture capital in the province, building upon 2019’s record year. While the country’s venture capital investment was down almost 30 per cent last year, Alberta’s doubled with $455,000,000 in deals. The Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC) played a critical role in 53 per cent of the venture capital investments made last year.
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