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Welcome to the Alberta Party's weekly digest, a round-up of news and information for Alberta Party members.

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In this Digest:

  • Small Business Week
  • Leader's Breakfast
  • Board Bio with Sue Timanson
  • Legislature back in for the fall
  • UCP AGM moves towards health cuts
  • Get involved

Update From Acting Leader Jacquie Fenske

This past week was Small Business Week, a celebration that is near and dear to Jacquie’s heart. Watch the video where Jacquie calls for the Alberta Government to increase their support for small businesses.

"We want to see the cap for small business deductions doubled to help them continue to grow and invest in Alberta"

- Acting Leader Jacquie Fenske

Throughout Small Business Week, Jacquie continued to meet with party members and stakeholders in the Edmonton region.

If you’d like Jacquie to visit your constituency, or have ideas for a local event, contact us at [email protected].

Leader’s Breakfast

Join our Shadow Cabinet ministers and Acting Leader Jacquie Fenske at the Leader’s Breakfast on November 7, between 9 - 11am. Tune in to join the conversation about art and tourism, small business and the role the Alberta Party will play in the province’s future.

The Leader’s Breakfast is a staple of provincial politics, but we have to do it a little different this year. You get to choose your breakfast meal (many may see this as an improvement) and there is no need to worry about what to wear. We hope to see you there.

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Board Bio — Sue Timanson

This week we talked with the party Vice President Sue Timanson. Sue was a candidate in the 2019 election and has been instrumental in the party’s local efforts in Sherwood Park. Watch the video where Sue discusses the many initiatives she will lead in the coming months.

Watch the full interview with Sue here

This Week in Alberta

Political news started flying fast and furious this week, as the Legislature returned from their hiatus and the UCP started to introduce the first of the 20 bills they promised to table over the fall session.

Last weekend the UCP held their virtual AGM where their members voted in favour of a resolution calling for more private health options.

Don Braid, Calgary Herald columnist, commented that the Premier’s office was oddly ambiguous about whether this constituted a refutation of the Party’s 2019 platform or not.

Following Minister of Municipal Affairs Tracy Allard testing positive for COVID-19, the Premier and a few other ministers and staff who were in close contact with Allard went into self-isolation. We wish Minister Allard a speedy recovery.

And, finally, this week ATB’s The Owl shared a piece of wisdom from their Chief Economist Todd Hirsch.

People, and especially Albertans, are quite adaptable when faced with new challenges. This is important to remember as we continually discuss the changing economic realities Albertans face.

Interesting Read

An article from The Atlantic details the wars waged inside Silicon Valley companies, and questions the role of activism in the workplace.

Some declare that politics shouldn’t be discussed on company time, and that employees shouldn’t expect their employer to advocate for their politics, while other companies encourage activist cultures.

Read the Article

Get Involved with the Party

Looking for ways to get involved? We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about finance and accounting to join the Finance Committee.

Finance Committee Member

  • Role entails: ensuring our financial compliance with Election Alberta, which is a critical component of our Party
  • Skills include: background in accounting, auditing or bookkeeping would be a strong asset

Please contact the party CFO Anthony Castillo ([email protected]) for more details.

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See you next week,

Alberta Party Team

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