Burning Issues Facing Lethbridge from an MLA’s Perspective

February 27, 2014 :: Greg Weadick
Moderated by Cameron MacLennan

For the past several months, two “hot button” topics are often leading the headlines in our local media. The proposed move by the province to centralize 911 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Dispatch Centres and the planned application by Goldenkey Oil Inc. to drill exploratory wells within municipal boundaries in West Lethbridge are issues that have garnered attention in our community.

SACPA will be hosting Greg Weadick, MLA for Lethbridge West, as he addresses the Government of Alberta’s plans for Lethbridge, including EMS dispatch consolidation and the impact that potential future resource development may have on residential areas. Additionally, Mr. Weadick will discuss current issues within the Legislature including public sector pensions, collective bargaining rights, and how he plans to represent his vision for the future of Lethbridge in the upcoming Spring 2014 session.

Speaker: Greg Weadick, MLA for Lethbridge West

Greg Weadick was elected to his second term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lethbridge-West on April 23, 2012. Currently serving as the Associate Minister of Recovery and Reconstruction of Southeast Alberta and member of the Southern Alberta Recovery Ministerial Task Force, Mr. Weadick has also held cabinet positions as the Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, as well as Associate Minister of Municipal Affairs.

He has served on many all-party committees within the Legislative Assembly, including the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services, the Standing Committee on the Economy and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

Mr. Weadick has deep roots in Lethbridge, being the fourth generation of his family to call the city home. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Lethbridge in 1976 before beginning his career as a certified irrigation design consultant. He has also owned and operated several successful small businesses in Lethbridge. Mr. Weadick served on Lethbridge City council for nine years starting in 1991 and has volunteered with many local organizations in leadership roles.

Moderator: Cameron MacLennan

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: Noon - 1:30 PM
Location: Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr S
Cost: $11.00 (includes lunch)

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