With the recent resignation of Ron Stevens as MLA for Calgary Glenmore and Cabinet Minister in the PC government, a byelection will be held sometime this year. The Board of the Calgary-West Provincial Liberal Constituency Association has been requested to assist with door-to-door campaigning, starting as soon as possible, with the objective of reaching every home in the riding at least once and, preferably, multiple times.
With the broad participation of Liberals Calgary-wide and indeed province-wide, success of the Liberal candidate (to be named this month) can be expected in view of the very disappointing performance of this tired PC government.
We are requesting all Calgary-West Liberals who can donate a few hours to this cause to email the Calgary-West Executive by June 12 and we’ll contact you just as soon as details regarding “when” and “what” become available.
This will be a great opportunity to bond with other like-minded folks for a terrific cause. If will also give anyone dispirited by the results of the election 15 months ago a chance to be reinvigorated by a contest in which enthusiasm and dedication can level the playing field. Those Liberals involved in the Calgary-Elbow by-election victory still fondly recall the pleasures of being joined with others in a cause that they believed strongly in.
Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann is demanding an immediate end to perks for AHSB executives, noting that the money can be better used to seek out and hire more doctors and nurses and build more capacity at Alberta’s hospitals.
“Albertans learned today that Alberta Health Services Board executives are receiving raises of up to 25 percent, at a time when communities are losing obstetrics services and hospitals can’t create new beds,” says Swann. “They also receive up to $1000 per day extra up to four times a month just for attending public meetings. Most Albertans can only dream of perks like these.”
“These board members are taking home so-called honorariums that are worth more than most people make in a year at full-time jobs. And we’re asking seniors to pay more out of pocket for prescription drugs?”
The Alberta Health Services Board faces a deficit of $1.3 billion:
- $700 million for operational cost overruns
- Up to $600 million in capital cost overruns
- Nearly $6 million being spent on severance for the fired CEOs of the regional health authorities
- Consultancy fees paid to former AHSB COO Jim Saunders to the tune of $241,269.84
Please join us for a grand cocktail party with Michael Ignatieff on April 6th. You can purchase your ticket online here through our secure web site . If you can't join us, but would like to make a donation you can still contribute online or even refer a friend.
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The Grand Theatre
608 1st Street S.W., Calgary, AB
Monday, April 6th, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost of admission is $250 per person. Proceeds will go to the Liberal Party of Canada - Ignatieff Leadership. For more information please contact Shoaib Rasheed at (403) 615-3399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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