With another week coming to a close, let this update first begin by offering our office’s best wishes to all Canadians overseas in Russia at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Vancouver set an entirely new watermark for Canadian pride and nationalism, so we are once again expecting great things from our athletes.
Shifting back to provincial matters and provincial concerns, the Minister of Finance announced he will table the next budget (2014-2015) in the Legislature on March 6th 2014. Given the track record of the Redford government, we expect more “belt tightening” and restraints, though sadly not on her own travel or office budgets.
This past week has been a busy one for our office. Martindale held a regular community meeting, and we were happy to attend. Councillor Raj Jones updated board members on snow removal and development permits; but most importantly we learned that it’s almost spring and sport season for our young adults and teenagers alike. Keep posted to your community associations as to when community sports programs will once again commence.
Our office has fielded calls regarding Calgary Housing, WCB, income support and concerns regarding immigration matters at the federal level of government. As had been a longstanding policy of our office, we’re always here to help. Even when we cannot provide answers to your questions or concerns, we will point you in the right direction.
The Legislature returns on March 3rd, 2014 with the new provincial budget following shortly thereafter. My office has heard from concerned constituents on changes to their pensions, the wild horse slaughter, education and health care cuts and finally, issues with transportation and relevant regulations.
Have yourself a wonderful weekend, please stay warm and lastly, GO CANADA GO!
Thank you again,
Office of Darshan S. Kang, MLA