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Councillors' Message December
Councillor Jeromy Farkas, Ward 11
I am incredibly privileged to represent you on City Council. Especially if I was unable to earn your support, the privilege of serving as your Councillor is not a responsibility that I take lightly. I will work hard to gain your support by delivering on my platform and involving you in decisions. Thank-you also to Brian Pincott, Robert Dickinson, Janet Eremenko, Linda Johnson, and Keith Simmons for their community involvement.
I have hit the ground running on major campaign promises by declining my pension and transition allowance (an estimated greater than $500,000 cost to my family), forcing public debate on every secret City Council meeting, and asking for a “roll call” to show who is present or absent for meetings.
The focus of your Ward 11 office is fiscal responsibility, transparency, and respect for citizens. I’ve heard loud and clear the need to cut wasteful spending, end tax increases, and find more efficient ways to deliver the services, programs and infrastructure that matter most.
I commit to listening to your concerns with genuine interest, treating you with respect, and bringing your voice to City Hall each and every day. We will host our first Ward 11 Town Hall in the New Year. You deserve to have regular and direct access to your representative, and I look forward to hearing your views on Ward issues at these forums.
December is a special time to support community, whether by donating to the Calgary Food Bank, shoveling a neighbour's sidewalk, or simply spending time with friends and family. On behalf of my family and staff, Merry Christmas and warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for a joyous holiday season filled with health, happiness and special memories.
P.S. To sign up for Ward 11 newsletters and updates, please visit www.calgary.ca/ward11.
MLA's Message December
I hope the snow-flakes of this winter are bringing times of joy with family, friends and loved ones as we get closer to holiday celebrations--Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid-Milad-Ul-Nabi and many more. I am pleased to mention that I was able to introduce a motion in the legislature to declare the first week of February as the UN Interfaith Harmony Week in Alberta. I would like to acknowledge the contributions of the Calgary Interfaith Council that led this to happen.
Based on the recent inquiries we have been receiving I would like to share some information on cannabis framework:
When the federal government introduced legislation to legalize cannabis across the country, it left many decisions about adapting to the federal legislation to provinces and territories. We turned to Albertans to hear their views on legalization. During our two-month engagement process, we heard from more than 45,000 Albertans. More than 100 organizations attended stakeholder meetings or provided written submissions. We also studied lessons from other jurisdictions that have already legalized cannabis. The system reflects the values of Albertans, and is founded on four policy priorities, which Albertans told us they overwhelmingly support:
Keeping cannabis out of the hands of children;
Protecting public health;
Promoting safety on roads and in workplaces; and
Limiting the illegal market for cannabis.
Proposed Minimum Age is 18: It aligns with the minimum age for alcohol and tobacco
Consumption Location: some public places but not in vehicles, on hospital grounds and in areas where tobacco smoking is restricted.
Once the federal legislation passes, cannabis will be legal across the country by July 2018. Except for medical purposes, cannabis continues to be illegal in Alberta.
Mark the Date: Christmas/Holiday Party
When: December 08, 2017 from 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: Constituency Office #A208, 1600-90th Ave S.W.
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