Dear (My MLA), How are you respresenting me?

 Dear Mr. MLA,

You were elected to represent the people of my area, even those that didn't vote for you. That is how our government works. So I want to add my voice of issues that are important to me and ask: Are you listening? And how are you representing me?

I want my parks and mountain tops protected. I do not want these sold off for coal development, destroying the water for all those downstream. That is not worth 400 insecure jobs over 20-30 years. We all know the mining will be halted as prices decrease and those workers laid off. 

I want safe schools for our kids. I want contact tracing to work. Contact tracing failed before Christmas break and is still showing 50% or more of unknown origin.

My children were determined to be a close contact and we never heard from AHS. What are you doing to make sure all close contacts are notified by AHS? What are you doing to ensure it is safe in the schools? What are you doing to address ventilation given the fact that Covid 19 for all intents and purposes is airborne especially given the logistics of a classroom. My children dutifully wear their masks (the ones I've made for them rather than the sub-par ones we received from IFR a month after school started and now learning under rather corrupt procurement practices by the Education minister) but have to take them off, along with everyone else while eating their lunch. Are we to believe that Covid stops spreading while kids eat?

I'm am also furious at the government's sly move on December 23 to remove Alberta teacher's control over their pension and put it at great risk. Are you supporting this move? I'll add my voice to the opposition to it.  

Hear my outrage over the out of province travel over the Christmas holidays. We did not see my family. My brother could not come home because we respected the guidelines, as we've been doing for the last 10 months.  Losing work but maintaining salary is not a punishment in the least. 

I could go on for many more pages of my opposition to policies you've supported but will save those for future communications. Please remember you've been elected to represent your constituents. That means showing up. That means meeting with those who ask you to. That means listening and not simply towing the party line. Not just collecting a fat paycheck for lifting your hand when told by higher powers. It means fighting for us. Keeping our kids safe. The policies you've supported leave me fearing for my kids and their teacher's health daily as well as the future of this province. 


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