December 4, 2018 (Edmonton) – Alberta Party MLA Karen McPherson has formally introduced the first piece of Alberta Party legislation, a bill aimed at supporting unemployed and underemployed Albertans.

Bill 209, the Strategies for Unemployed and Underemployed Albertans Act, is the result of months of consultation by McPherson. Feedback from groups such as Aboriginal Futures, Evolve U, the University of Alberta, CFIB made the final piece of legislation that much stronger and more responsive to the concerns of Albertans.

“I am extremely proud to be able to introduce this piece of legislation,” said McPherson.

“So many of my constituents were coming to me with heart-breaking stories about how the sluggish provincial job market, and I know there are similar stories all across Alberta.”

MLA McPherson stressed the importance of helping Albertans with retraining and connecting with employers as part of the economic recovery.

“Alberta works best when Albertans are able to work a fulfilling job that lets them support themselves and their families.”

“This is the first piece of legislation brought forward by the Alberta Party Caucus, and I think it’s fitting that it is focused on helping get Albertans back to work.”

The Alberta Party Caucus is committed to proposing common sense measures that put Albertans first.

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Contact:

Niall Condon

Director of Communications

(780) 721-3065

Niall.Condon@assembly.ab.ca


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