Joseph Schow outlines what he is hearing from constituents ahead of budget 2023

Joseph Schow, the MLA for Cardston-Siksika and Alberta Government House Leader for the UCP spoke about the upcoming 2023 budget at a Thursday SACPA session. Schow said there were close to 94,000 full-time jobs created in Alberta during 2022. We asked Schow, outside of employment issues, what were some of the main concerns facing residents in his riding.

“The main issues I’m hearing is definitely the cost of living, the economy and access to health care. And as a government, we are laser focused on addressing those issues. Families with children under 18, seniors and others are going to be- are receiving benefits now. They’ve applied for them and they were seeing payments going out now to $100 a month for those relief payments. We’re also suspending the fuel tax, rebates on natural gas and utilities, everything all the way to insurance.”

The 2023 Alberta budget will be released on February 28th and the provincial election will take place on May 29th.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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