Posted on May 2, 2016

A Look Back on Constituency Week

Thomas Dang joining the ribbon cutting at the Twin Brooks Community Centre Grand Opening

This past week has been our constituency week, an opportunity for me as an MLA to get back into the community and talk to or interact with constituents. I’ve spent this week meeting with constituents, stake holders, small business owners, and our communities.

I started the week off with a tour of the Leduc-Nisku business park where I had the pleasure of meeting municipal mayors and councilors, business people, and other advocates for our local business. The tour ended with a round table discussion on our economic future and how we as a province could work together with our partners.

I also spent some time with the Glastonbury Community League at their annual general meeting last Tuesday. There I met many constituents who were interested in different provincial policies including Budget 2016 and how we would be moving forward on Education.

"Be it resolved that the Legislative Assembly urge the Government to take steps to increase awareness in Alberta’s schools of the effects of cyberbullying."

This past week I also had the opportunity to visit Monsignor Fee Otterson to speak with the principal, Marie Whelan, to discuss my upcoming motion. Motion 507 will seek to raise awareness and discussion around cyberbullying and what we can do to better combat these issues in Alberta schools.

Throughout the week I also took the opportunity to knock on as many doors as I possibly could. Getting out into the community and listening to you is one of my top priorities as an MLA. I was able to reach the doors 4 different times last week and am looking forward to knocking on more in the weeks to come.

To finish off the week, I had the pleasure of joining the Twin Brooks Community League at their Community Centre grand opening. It was amazing to see the number of people out and about on the gorgeous day, and congratulations to everyone involved with the project. This hall will be something the community can enjoy for years to come.

This week we’re back in the Legislature debating the issues of the day. The schedule is predominantly focused on the budget estimates, and as a member of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship there are a number of committee meetings I will be attending to ask questions about our financial stewardship. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please reach out to me at my constituency office via phone or email and I will endeavour to assist you in any way I can.