With an overheated booming provincial economy, key challenges face the new Conservative Stelmach Team, including:
The need for alternative energy programs,
Long term planning for royalties and when the resources run out,
Affordable housing for an expanding population,
Oil sands and Kyoto: is there any reconciliation of benefit to Alberta?, and
The democratic deficit: can we expect more of the same?
Brian Mason, leader of the provincial New Democratic Party, will provide his perspective on these issues and how they should be addressed.
Speaker: Brian Mason, MLA, Leader of the Alberta New Democratic Party
Brian Mason served as a City of Edmonton Councilor of Ward 3 for eleven years beginning in 1989. He was re-elected three times. In 2000 he was elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly in a by-election. He is in his third term as representative of Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood. Brian Mason became leader of the New Democrat Opposition in 2004.
Moderator: Sylvia Campbell
Retired high school teacher, environmentalist.
Location: Sven Ericksen’s Family Restaurant (lower level) 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive S., Lethbridge, Alberta
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m. / Cost: $8.00 includes lunch
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