From Rutherford, Sifton and Stewart to Taft, Swann and Sherman, our party has been on a long journey.
As members, we can change the direction, drive and vision of the Alberta Liberal Party. We can do this by getting involved and making change happen. With that being said, at the Manor in Edmonton, on May 30, 2015, I hope to get a number of people together to start a “Coffee, Conversation and Vision Tour”. We will be talking about the $15/hr minimum wage proposal presented by the NDP. It will start at 5pm and go until 7:30pm. It will be a cash bar and I will pay for the Nachos.
The $15/hr minimum wage has symbolized the fight for a living wage. First presented in manufacturing hubs like Ontario and California, the proposal misdiagnoses the problems with Alberta’s economy. As we have all seen, Tim Hortons’ and other service companies in Alberta often offer large wages when needed.
In Alberta, the problem has always been a lack of labour opportunity because of a lack of diversification in our economy and a lack of investment by our private and public sectors players. In the late 1970s, Lougheed, David and Trudeau invested in Syncrude and made the Athabasca Oil Sands the goose that drives the Albertan Economy. They showed us that innovation breeds opportunity. Due to a lack of investment, innovators and their innovations have left Alberta to build businesses elsewhere. Come out on May 30, 2015 to see how this inaction has hurt our urban vibrancy and why we need those Innovators are needed here to help our rural communities.
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