It's with much sadness and a heavy heart that we have to tell you all that Alberta Liberal stalwart and champion of many causes, former MLA for Edmonton-Mill Woods Weslyn Mather, has passed away.
Throughout her life Weslyn improved many lives with her involvement in politics, as a teacher and as a social activist. She will always be remembered for the extraordinary work she did throughout her career.
You will always be missed Weslyn.
Rest In Peace.
Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann released the following statement on Bill 7, the Alberta Human Rights Amendment Act:
“Today is a great day for safety, diversity, and inclusivity. Bill 7 is a much needed update to the Alberta Human Rights Act that will explicitly protect transgender Albertans from discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, and services.
EDMONTON, AB (November 17, 2015): Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann released the following statement on the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act: “Today is a great day for Alberta. After more than a decade of delays, questioning, petitions, rallies, and calls to action, paid farm workers will finally receive the basic workplace protections that the rest of us enjoy.
“I welcome the introduction of this desperately needed legislation and, of course, will enthusiastically support its passage. I welcome the badly needed changes that will come into effect on January 1, 2016 and I call on all stakeholders and interested parties to take part in the additional consultations that will follow. Together, we can create the best possible workplace protection regulations for farms.