Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann made this statement in honour of Canada’s veterans on Remembrance Day:
“Since Confederation, Canadian men and women have travelled far from their homes to fight for the freedoms we too often take for granted. Through wars both large and small, these brave individuals risked their lives to protect our country and make our world a better place in which to live.
“On November 11th every year we remember and honour their courage and sacrifice. We remember, too, the families that have supported, and sometimes mourned, their fathers, mothers, sons or daughters.
“Most of us will never know the fear of combat or the pain of being separated from friends and family for months at a time. Nor will we know the daily anxiety felt by families with loved ones in danger. Our veterans and their families shoulder these burdens because they believe in Canada and in our ability to positively impact the world we all share.
“Today, I stand with all Canadians to honour our veterans, both past and present. We will never forget.”
As President of the Alberta Liberal Party I want to express my concern about the allegations made by PC MLA Sandra Jansen regarding bullying and harassment surrounding her bid for the PC Leadership.
The mistreatment and intimidation of women involved in the political process is unfortunately a common occurrence both at home and abroad, and is a symptom of broader societal issues which we must continue to address.
Regardless of race, gender, creed, or sexual orientation, the Alberta Liberals believe all people are entitled to freedom and respect. Our party is proud to provide a supportive and safe environment for women to participate in the political process. We remain steadfastly committed to the ideal of equal opportunity, and working together to ensure that politics is a welcoming place for all.