Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann issue their priorities for the 2019 Spring Legislative Session.
Khan stated, “The Alberta Liberals priority issues will be improving public healthcare, the TMX Pipeline, boosting education and an immediate ban on conversion therapy. We will hold the NDP Government to account for failing to deliver on its progressive promises. We will also battle against the UCP efforts to push the legislative agenda towards their 1950s social conservative vision of Alberta.”
Swann stated, “We must preserve public healthcare. We will hold the NDP Government to account with its Bill 1 for failing to reduce wait times, not providing sufficient mental health resources, and limiting access in Central Alberta.”
Khan added, “Alberta Liberals will also fight against any and all efforts to privatize this vital service for Albertans. The UCP are prepared to cut healthcare funding and boost the fee-for-service model. All Albertans deserve affordable and accessible public health care.
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.”