Update from Edmonton West

Kelly McCauley, MP Edmonton West

Kelly McCauleyI hope that you and your family are well during these trying times.

For many weeks now, we have been patiently waiting for good news on a return to a new normal. Over 7 million Canadians are on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit with the devastation continuing from the government enforced shutdown of the economy.

We know that the months ahead will test the spirit and mettle of Albertans. The re-opening of the economy must happen in stages, and I am heartened to see the province making plans for this, with a focus on safety and allowing Albertans to return to work.

I am working closely with my colleagues in Ottawa to make sure your voice, the views of proud Albertans, continue to be raised in Parliament. We are heavily focused on putting forward constructive solutions and working collaboratively with the government to ensure that Canadians get the support that they need and so that our economy can safely begin to reopen.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the extraordinary health care providers in our riding, as well as the emergency services personnel who are doing exceptional work to keep us all healthy and safe. I would also like to recognize the work of our grocery store clerks, pharmacy staff, farmers, and other essential services who are doing extremely important work in these times of uncertainty.

I also want to personally thank the many who are providing care for our seniors in the homes around our riding and province.

As your federal government representative for Edmonton West, I am here to help you navigate through the support that is available to you during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions about the programs are available, or if you need help with any federal departments such as CRA, Immigration Canada, or Veterans’ Affairs, please call my office at 780-392-2515.

Though this situation may create a lot of fear, it is important that we respond not in fear, but with the caring sense of community that being the City of Champions is all about. No one person is responsible, but we can all be a part of the solution. By doing your part to lower the curve, you are lowering the burden on our healthcare system and keeping others safe.

Be safe. Be healthy.

Kelly McCauley is the Member of Parliament for Edmonton West, which includes the neighbourhoods of Britannia-Youngstown and Glenwood.

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