While the business of the legislature might be the highest profile part of an MLA's job, most of their time is spent in their constituency.
Whether spending time supporting local organizations or knocking on doors, our caucus knows that the most important job is understanding and responding to the challenges facing everyday Albertans.
This week we are sharing a behind the scenes look at what our MLAs are up to when they aren't in Edmonton.
We will be back in session next week, so expect more updates on what's happening in the legislature!
Our Caucus members shared their experiences ....
November 14, 2018 (Edmonton) - “Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms President and United Conservative Party member John Carpay’s recent commentary on LGBTQ2 Albertans and the Pride Flag being equivalent to totalitarianism are morally wrong and have no place in our province,” said Alberta Party Deputy Leader Greg Clark.
November 14, 2018 (Edmonton) – The Alberta Party wants to thank Calgarians for taking the time to participate in an important democratic exercise in voting on whether or not to proceed with a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics.
November 8, 2018 (Edmonton) – "I’d like to congratulate Alberta Party MLA Karen McPherson on setting the lead for the government today amending Bill 21 to prevent health professionals who are guilty of sexual assault from regaining their licenses, and also for passing an amendment to have tribunals composed of members who are trained with trauma-informed practices ” said Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel.
MLA Karen McPherson, who will be representing Calgary-Beddington in the upcoming election, speaks to Alberta Primetime on November 7th, 2018 about the recent developments in the Legislature.
"My biggest concern was about my constituents, and how able I was to be able to represent them. I fond now its much easier to articulate what their concerns are and to get answers and information about what they need."
"We all understand the need for party discipline but that needs to be balanced with giving MLAs the opportunity to express their concerns."
When asked about her move to join the Alberta Party Caucus, "It's been a very good move. I've been able to be a lot more outspoken about what is important to constituents and people in general. And ask important questions."