The Alberta Liberals are shocked and saddened to announce the passing of Bill Alton, President of the St Albert Constituency Association, Interim Secretary for the Party, and most recently the Alberta Liberal Candidate for St Albert in the 2015 Provincial General Election.
Bill was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but had been a resident of St Albert since 1981. He was a retired carpenter and also served as a union organizer and education coordinator for Local 1325 United Brotherhood of Carpenters, from 2001 to 2011.
As a strong supporter of the St Albert community Bill was active in various capacities including Canvasser & Area Captain for the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and a Canvasser for the Diabetes, & Kidney Foundations. Over the years he served on the board of St Albert Minor Hockey Association, chaired the Cantilon Choral Society from 1998 to 2011, and was a member of the School Council for Leo Nickerson School and Sir George Simpson School.
Bill is survived by his wife Connie and his two adult children who are pursuing post-graduate degrees at the University of Toronto, and at Concordia University in Montreal.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Calgary, AB (May 1, 2015): Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann announces a $75.5 million investment in mental health and addictions.
More than 20% of Albertans have experienced a major mental health issue - 75% of them before age 18. “Every family has a loved one who has suffered in silence,” says Swann. “Today’s announcement will help improve the lives of Albertans and their families.”
Liberals Announce Largest Investment in Skills Training and Post Secondary Education in Alberta's History
Edmonton, AB (April 30, 2015): Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann announces the most significant post-secondary investment in Alberta history: a quarter of a billion dollars for skills training and post-secondary education.
"During an economic downturn there is no better time to invest in education," says Swann. "Community-based organizations, the public sector and companies need skilled workers, and now is the perfect time to get Albertans the skills and education they need to participate in the economy today and when the energy sector rebounds."