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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Day Two: Homelessness - Moving Beyond the Shelter

Most of us have encountered homeless people. Sometimes they ask for help, and whenever I'm approached, I give what I can. (Sometimes I wonder how debit cards have affected the homeless; so many people don't carry around cash anymore.) And I give thanks that I've never been put in such a precarious situation.

It's astounding that a province as bountiful as Alberta is home to a growing number of homeless citizens. It's time to do better.

Today, the Alberta Liberals launched our action plan for homelessness. Led by Alberta Liberal candidate for Calgary-Currie, Dave Taylor, the Alberta Liberal research team has developed a solid, workable plan that will ease the affordable housing shortage and help homeless Albertans move beyond the shelter and into safe, affordable, secure and permanent homes.

It's time to do the right thing for Alberta's homeless citizens. Please have a look at the plan here.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Alberta Provincial Election 2008: Day One

On March 3rd, Albertans will elect a new government. I'm proud to serve as the Alberta Liberal candidate for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville.
Longtime readers of my blog know that my love for absurdist humour is driven by my desire to call attention to injustice. By running for office, I hope to take a more active role in helping people lead better lives.
After 37 years of one-party government in Alberta, it's time for change. Alberta Liberal Leader Kevin Taft has a terrific action plan for helping Albertans and our province reach their full potential.
In the days and weeks to come, I'll share my campaign experiences with you, along with highlights of the Alberta Liberal plan to help people flourish in a healthy environment; to build a compassionate and secure society; to create an economic climate of unequalled opportunity and permanent prosperity; and to bring openness and accountability back to government.