Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann urges Health Minister to reconsider injury prevention cuts
Calgary, AB (January 27, 2017): Alberta Liberal Leader Dr. David Swann wrote to the Health Minister Sarah Hoffman today to express his concerns over funding cuts to the University of Alberta’s Injury Prevention Centre.
Last year, the Centre’s funding was abruptly reduced from $1,585,500 to $1 million – a dramatic cut of nearly 37 per cent. Prior to that, funding had remained stagnant for almost ten years.
Dr. Swann is calling on the Health Minister to reinstate or at least boost funding for the Injury Prevention Centre in Budget 2017, given the effectiveness of prevention initiatives in promoting health and reducing health care and economic costs.
Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Calgary, AB (January 27, 2017): Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann issued the following statement on International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust:
“Today we remember those deliberately and horrifically murdered by the Nazi state. Millions of people were relentlessly persecuted and killed for their religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation by Adolf Hitler and his regime.
“This is a day where we remind ourselves that hatred and prejudice has a cost that is all too often paid in lives. When we look back on these atrocities, we must keep in mind that ‘never again’ is more than just a hope, it is a commitment – to standing up for the rights of those that are different and refusing to be divided by fear.”
Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann welcomes US executive order advancing Keystone XL pipeline
Calgary, AB (January 24, 2017):
Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann welcomed today’s decision in the United States to advance Keystone XL.
“Alberta Liberals have long been in support of pipelines to get the province’s energy resources to international markets, so long as the best environmental protections are included and First Nations communities are properly consulted.
“In light of the significant challenges Alberta has faced relative to the prolonged slump in oil prices, the importance of this project proceeding cannot be overstated. Today’s decision is a positive development for both our province and our country.”