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."
We welcomed another incredible candidate to #teamalbertaparty last week — Angela Kokott. She will be carrying the Alberta Party banner in Calgary-Mountain View
Angela is a household name in Calgary. The married mother of two is a respected radio and television broadcaster, most recently working at News Talk 770. She is also a long-time Calgary-Mountain View resident and community league volunteer who cares deeply about her community and province.
To learn more about Angela and her race in Calgary-Mountain View, please click here:
Youtube: “Angela Kokott announces her candidacy on 770 CHQR”
Calgary Herald Article “Kokott’s appearance make’s it a bit more interesting”
Danielle Smith “A really well known, well respected candidate”
Angela and her campaign team are hosting a "Meet the Candidate" event on November 15 in Calgary. All are welcome. Bring a friend.
In other news:
Our caucus remains busy in the Legislature holding the NDP government to account on a number of issues. Calgary MLA Greg Clark raised important questions last week about the government’s failure to meet their own dementia care standards. A society should always be judged on how they treat their most vulnerable. It’s unacceptable that the NDP government is failing on this file. We will continue to shine the spotlight on this important issue until action is taken.
Our nominated candidates are holding a number of free Candidate' events this coming week, including in Calgary-Foothills, Calgary-Acadia and Edmonton-Castle Downs. Come out and learn more about the Alberta Party and how you can help the Alberta Party candidate in your area win in 2019.
The government has not taken the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of their previous election financing laws with the introduction of Bill 23, according to the Alberta Party Caucus. MLA Karen McPherson, Municipal Affairs critic, gave the following remarks laying out some of the problems with this ill-conceived piece of legislation.
MLA Calgary- Beddington Karen McPherson speaks to the first day of the fall session.
"Keep focusing on what the business of the government is day to day. Rather than identity politics"
"We really want to make sure we are representing the interests of the people of Alberta"
Last weekend, about 500 members attended our Annual General Meeting and Policy Conference in Edmonton. If you were one of them, thank you for your attendance and your participation. I know many of you were involved in the lead-up discussions on Policy Resolutions, but could not make it to our convention, a huge thank you to you as well for your input and for taking the time to help us build for the future.