This past year has had many ups and downs as Alberta and the world continued to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to take a moment to thank all the health care workers who continue to work tirelessly to protect the lives of Albertans. I also want to say thank you to everyone who has continued to follow the health guidelines and who have been vaccinated.
As we reflect on this past year there is reason for optimism heading into 2022. We are starting to see our economy recover with investments and diversification. Right here in Calgary-Varsity, at the University of Calgary, there is a strategic partnership between the University, Government of Alberta and Mphasis to spur economic growth and high-quality job creation within the technology sector in Alberta. It will also establish a Quantum City Centre of Excellence (CoE) to strengthen the UCalgary innovation ecosystem by creating a hub for companies focused on the commercial development of Quantum technologies.
This fall session of the legislature also saw legislation introduced to implement Alberta’s Recovery Plan with a focus on strengthening Alberta’s workforce, diversifying the economy, building infrastructure for the future and growing our resources.
COVID will be with us for the foreseeable future, and my focus is to ensure that we are prepared to address what comes next to ensure lives and livelihood are protected.
I would like to wish everyone in Calgary-Varsity season’s greetings and all the best for a happy and healthy 2022.
As always, if you have questions or concerns feel free to reach me through email at Calgary.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-216-5436.