Millions of Albertans have received vaccines — including myself.
Overall, more than 75% of Albertans over the age of 12 have at least one shot.
The vaccine isn’t mandatory, but it’s highly recommended.
Alberta Health Services and the Public Health Agency of Canada are encouraging all eligible Canadians to get the vaccine.
Vaccines are an important public health tool that will help us beat COVID-19.
There are also other benefits to getting vaccinated.
The Alberta government is offering vaccinated Albertans the chance to win one million dollars in a lottery. There are scores of other prizes too.
You can find out more or book an appointment at the link below.
The Tokyo “2020” Olympic games have finally started
Team Canada is off to a great start at the Olympics.
As of Mon. July 7, Canada has a total of four medals — one gold, two silver and a bronze.
We’ve had great success already in swimming with Margaret Mac Neil winning gold in Women’s 100m Butterfly.
Mac Neil also won a silver medal with Penny Oleksiak, Kayla Sanchez, Rebecca Smith and Taylor Ruck as part of Team Canada’s Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay.
Jennifer Abel and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu have also won a silver medal in Women’s 3m Synchronized Springboard (diving).
Finally, Jessica Klimkait won a bronze in Judo, Women’s 57kg.
Congratulations to all the medalists.
Check out the link below to see Edmonton’s Team Canada connections.
Win a lunch with your MP
Talking with you and hearing your feedback is the most important part of my job as your Member of Parliament.
I’ll be hosting a lucky subscriber of my e-newsletter this summer for lunch.
We’ll have a chance to talk directly about the issues that matter most to you.
To be considered all you have to do is subscribe to my e-newsletter.
I’ll be drawing the winner in late July.
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In the news
— Mary Simon officially becomes Canada’s first Inuk Governor General. Link
— A Practical Path to Lowering Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Link
— It’s Canada’s turn to step up for the Afghans who helped us. Link
— Liberals’ attempt to shield documents on fired scientists violates parliamentary privilege, Speaker tells court. Link
— Quebec nixes LNG plant that would have carried Western Canadian natural gas to markets overseas. Link
— The danger of judging the past by the present. Link
— Study blows hole in PM’s climate plan. Link
— Vaccine passport convo needs to slow down. Link
— Alberta will not bring in COVID-19 vaccine passports. Link
You said it
— “There are no consequences for breaking the law anymore it’s open season you can do what you like with no worries.” — Keith M.
— “We need to re-open small businesses and the Canada/U.S. border.” — Angela H.
— “More affordable housing for low income people.” — Glen D.
Have your say
Are you excited about the start of the Olympic games?
I’ll post the results in next week’s e-newsletter.
Latest news on COVID-19
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