Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan issues the Alberta Liberal affordable housing strategy.
Khan stated, “The ten-year plan to end homelessness did not end homelessness. The NDP and PC Governments are responsible. The PCs invested 0 new capital dollars into affordable housing in 2012-2015. The NDP committed a paltry $1.2 billion over five years and now another $339 million over 10. That is less than half of their spending on the discredited oil-by-railcar plan over the same period.
“Alberta Liberals will double funding for new affordable housing over the next five years. We will commit an additional $50 million towards repairing and upgrading existing facilities. This won’t solve the problem. But it’s a start.
“Municipalities created most of the affordable housing. Their efforts are battling homelessness. Provincial governments downloaded this problem onto municipalities.
Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan issues statement on the terrorist massacres at two New Zealand mosques:
“I’m shocked and horrified, as are all Canadians, at this abhorrent loss of life. This despicable terrorist attack on peaceful New Zealand is an assault on humanity throughout the world. Alberta Liberals support the New Zealand people during this tragic time.
“We urge tolerance, inclusion and respect for all people. We fiercely condemn Islamophobia in all its forms. We stand with Muslim communities in New Zealand, Alberta and across the globe.”
Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan announces Alberta Liberal policies to help close the Gender Gap on International Women’s Day.
Khan stated, “Alberta women are strong, capable, and visionary. They are making this province a better place. I celebrate Alberta women on International Women’s Day and every day of the year. Alberta Liberals are announcing a series of policies to support women and break down inequality barriers.
“The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives data confirms Edmonton and Calgary have the 25th and 21st largest Gender Gaps of 26 major municipalities.
“Alberta is the only province in Canada without Pay Equity legislation. That is shameful.
“Alberta Liberals are committed to introducing Pay Equity Legislation. We are pushing for this essential reform to close among the largest gender pay gap in Canada.
“We will also support women’s reproductive rights by ensuring abortion is more fairly and easily accessible. This is especially important in rural areas where access is limited. We will make free birth control available. We will fund one cycle of in-vitro fertilization treatments. Every woman should have the ability to control when and whether they will become a parent, regardless of income. We want women to freely pursue their own passions and to be caregivers if they choose.
“Alberta Liberals are committed to universal $25-a-day affordable, accessible daycare. We also want to support all mothers by providing refundable tax credits to low-income stay-at-home moms.