Statement from David Khan on mass shooting in Las Vegas

Statement from David Khan on mass shooting in Las Vegas

Calgary, AB (October 2, 2017): Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan issued the following statement in reaction to last night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas:

“Like many here in Alberta and around the world, I am following the news from Las Vegas with shock and horror. While all the details are not yet known, what is clear is that a terrible tragedy has been inflicted on hundreds of innocent people, who wanted nothing more than to enjoy an evening of music.

“On behalf of Alberta Liberals, I join with all those extending our thoughts and deepest condolences to the victims of this senseless act of violence.”

 


Statement from David Khan on Edmonton Attack

Calgary, Alberta (October 1, 2017): “On behalf of the Alberta Liberal Party, I wish to express our support for the people of Edmonton after the suspected terrorist attack yesterday that seriously injured an on-duty Edmonton Police Service officer and injured a number of innocent people enjoying a night out.  I am profoundly concerned and shocked by this senseless tragedy.

“Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends, and Edmontonians affected by this violence.  My heartfelt thanks go to the first responders who treated the wounded, and the law enforcement personnel who have been working tirelessly to secure our province’s capital and ensure we are safe.  A week after the annual Police and Peace Officers Memorial Day, we are bleakly reminded of how dangerous their jobs are and what sacrifices police officers and their families make to protect us.

“As the investigation continues, let us come together as Albertans to isolate extremism and hatred in our communities. Our province’s diversity and multiculturalism are what will give us the resilience and strength to overcome this distressing and terrible incident.”


Liberals support minimum wage increase, but call for further study, consultations

Calgary, AB (September 29th, 2017): Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan released the following statement on the increase to the minimum wage:

“First, I want to make it abundantly clear that I support increasing the minimum wage in order to help those who are struggling with poverty. Despite holding full-time or multiple part-time jobs, many lower-income Albertans still have trouble making ends meet. This needs to change, and increasing the minimum wage is one tool that is available to the government.

“However, continual minimum wage increases will undoubtedly have consequences for small business owners, who are also facing increased costs from the carbon tax and CPP premium increases scheduled for 2019 onwards.

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