Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann issue their Christmas message.
“We wish Albertans a Merry Christmas on behalf of the Alberta Liberal Party. Let’s reflect on our joys and our blessings. We look forward to the promise of prosperity and cheer in 2019.
“The holiday season can be a challenge for many Albertans. We encourage everyone to share the spirit of giving and friendship to those in need. Let’s help others to enjoy this time of year.
“We’ll be working hard over the holiday season to ensure all Albertans can look forward to greater opportunity and a better life.
“Merry Christmas Everyone”
Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan issues this release following the Health Minister’s remarks on MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying) services at Covenant Health facilities.
Khan stated, “Access to MAID services is a constitutional right. Albertans have the right to die with dignity if they so choose. Alberta Liberals support these vulnerable Albertans and their fundamental rights. But, the NDP Government still refuses to step up and take a stand on this important issue.
“The NDP Health Minister continues to study and consult. This foot dragging has gone on for two years. What does the Minister still not understand? What is still not clear?
Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan responds to the Federal Government’s financial aid to the Oil and Gas Industry.
Khan stated, “This is a first step in the right direction. This is welcome financial aid. Let’s be clear, $1.6 billion in Federal Government funds will help Alberta energy workers and the oil and gas industry. More must still be done.
“This funding comes at a critical time as Alberta continues to struggle with soft oil prices and the effects of a slower economy. It provides more confidence to capital in the future of the energy industry. It provides more certainty to investors. It provides more hope to all Albertans.
“Alberta Liberals support the Trans Mountain Pipeline. We need to get this project built. Improved market access is the only long-term solution for Alberta’s current price differential crisis.
“We also support diversifying Alberta’s economy. We need to develop sectors like agriculture, high tech, tourism and renewable energy. We need to build an economy that stops the wild ride on the resource roller coaster.
“There is no quick fix for the challenges facing Alberta energy workers and their industry. There are plans in place for a recovery. It will take time. It will be tough. But, Albertans are tough.
“Together we can help each other. Together we can help Alberta get back on its feet.”