February – MLA Graham Sucha’s Report

Calgary Shaw

Hello to everyone in Calgary-Shaw! I hope you are all settling in nicely to 2018. I am looking forward to another great year as your representative in the Legislature.

On February 28th of this year, we will celebrate Father Lacombe’s 191th birthday. Father Lacombe was an amazing builder and contributor to this great province. His legacy can be seen throughout Calgary, especially in Midnapore. St. Mary’s University, the Father Lacombe Centre, and the 100-year-old St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church on Macleod Trail are all a testament to his great legacy. Many people pass these historical sites each and every day on their way to and from work or school. It is quite amazing to think how much different Calgary Shaw would have been if it hadn’t been for Father Lacombe and his passion for people. He certainly was a man of vision.

I would like to let you know about a huge success Alberta had at the end of 2017 that you might have missed. In December, an auction was held to determine which companies would build renewable energy projects in Alberta and the process ended with record setting success. Round one set a record for the lowest renewable electricity pricing in Canada with a weighted average price of 3.7 cents per kilowatt-hour. By comparison, the weighted average price for Ontario’s large renewable procurement in 2016 was 8.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. This is outstanding news because it means affordable electricity prices will continue as renewable power generation grows in Alberta. It also demonstrates the positive view that investors have in Alberta. If you have more questions about this, please contact my office at [email protected]