Riding Update – Week of February 27, 2017
Parliament was down this week, allowing me to spend time in the riding. I spoke to students, met with constituents, participated in a press conference in Edmonton, and attended the leadership debate.
Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Edson First Responders Dinner, recognizing the great contributions these local heroes make to our community. Having served as an RCMP officer for 35 years, I understand and appreciate the sacrifices these men and women make every day when they go to work.
On Monday, I participated in the Alberta Jobs Taskforce press conference in Edmonton. At the event, we presented a report on the state of jobs and the economy in Alberta. You can read the report at www.albertajobstaskforce.ca/. In case you missed the press conference, you can watch it on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jimeglinski.mp/.
On Tuesday, I visited Niton Central School where I had lunch in a restaurant ran by grade 5/6 students! After lunch, I had the opportunity to speak with grade nine students, before attending the Conservative Leadership Debate in Edmonton.
On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Wheale, who was selected to be on the Prime Minister’s Youth Council in Ottawa. This council of youth and young adults will meet with the Prime Minister multiple times a year to advise him on national issues. Living in our very own Village of Breton, Ms. Wheale has roots in agriculture, has experience in the energy sector and understands the demographics of Alberta. She will be an excellent representative of this province and our riding.
On Thursday, I spoke to several high school classes at Parkland Composite High School, and the rest of the week was spent in my riding office in Edson meeting with constituents.
I will attend a meeting in Evansburg and meet with constituents on Saturday before heading back to Ottawa on Sunday. My next update will be on the happenings of Parliament as it will sit next week.