Announcement overlooked says MLA

Beneath all the recent fanfare of Alison Redford’s resignation, and Alberta’s newly appointed premier Dave Hancock’s apology

Dear Editor,

Beneath all the recent fanfare of Alison Redford’s resignation, and Alberta’s newly appointed premier Dave Hancock’s apology of mistakes were made but not by me there was an innocuous announcement that was overlooked, and it has significant consequences for Alberta’s taxpayers.

Not too long after the newly appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs announced $13.3 million for a new Rimbey Senior’s Lodge, on April 17 he also announced that the Senior Housing Boards across the province would have access to Alberta’s Social Housing Fund.

Alberta’s Social Housing Fund provides long-term fixed interest rates lower than normal market rates. For decades Alberta’s Housing Authorities like the Rimoka Board had to borrow money from the private sector. Giving the housing boards access to the Alberta’s Social Housing Fund will save taxpayers millions of dollars.

Joe Anglin MLA

Rimbey – Rocky Mountain House – Sundre