Standing Tall for Alberta

  • Mar. 2, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Pipestone Flyer

Vol 15. Issue 9, Leduc – Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer

Over the last 5 years, our Government has been working hard for Alberta.  We are investing in our seniors, health care system, education and important infrastructure.  From Calmar to Alix to Rocky Mountain House, our Conservative Government is putting tax dollars collected in Alberta, back to work in our communities.  In fact, we have put back more money into Alberta than ever before—nearly a 54% increase from the previous Liberal government.

Under the previous Liberal government, Alberta wasn’t even given our fair share of per capita cash transfers. In 2006, the Conservative government immediately began to support Alberta tax payers by committing to equal per capita transfers for provinces to ensure fairness.

The social transfer, which helps fund our post secondary institutions and programs for seniors and disadvantaged Canadians, was increased for Alberta in 2006 to make it fair for all provinces. Until that time, Alberta was the only province that did not receive its fair per capita share of funding. We have also publicly committed to equal per capita cash health transfers for Alberta when the current Health Accord expires in 2014-15.

Our government is looking out for seniors too.  Canada’s seniors have contributed lifetimes of hard work and dedication to our great country. To give back, Conservatives have delivered real results for seniors such as introducing pension income splitting, and lowering the Age Credit amount.  Alberta has benefited from federal funding that has helped provide a support system for our senior citizens.

Our government delivered on its promises to Alberta.  Through the Economic Action Plan, the federal government established an Infrastructure Stimulus Fund for provincial, municipal and community infrastructure projects.  These projects have put shovels in the ground in hamlets, villages and towns throughout the constituency.  This is in addition to the success of the Communities Component program, which partners with Alberta municipalities to invest in local infrastructure.

For five years, Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government has made Canada more united, stronger, prosperous, and safer.  This is no time to change course.  We will not raise taxes that hurt Canadians’ pocketbooks. We will continue to deliver the action that is making a difference for Canadians and their families.

Please contact my Constituency office if you have any questions or concerns on any federally related matters, postage free, at: Bay #6A, 4612 – 50th Street, Ponoka, T4J 1S7; tel: 403-783-5530; toll free: 1-800-665-0865 or visit my web site: www.blainecalkinsmp.ca or on twitter at www.twitter.com/blainecalkinsmp

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