MLA update: Red Deer - South

MLA Miller looks back at 2017

January 9, 2018 - 9:28am

I want to wish all my constituents in Red Deer a Happy New Year. I hope you had a wonderful break, were able to spend time with your friends and family, and reflected on all our blessings.

We had a whole lot to celebrate in this city as we capped off 2017.

The thing I’m most proud of over the past year has been our government’s support to keep funding the essential services, like healthcare and education, that make this province one of the best places in the world to live.

Miller proud to support Bill 24

November 15, 2017 - 6:25pm

It was a privilege and an honour to support Bill 24 in the Legislature, and it’s a privilege to support LGBTQ students in Red Deer.

I’m a mother and a grandmother, and I’m proud of the way I’ve raised my children. They know I support them and their choices.

As a parent, I know it’s difficult coming to terms with the independence of a child. We think our children need our helping hand every step of the way and when we realize this isn’t the case, it’s a difficult reality.

Miller: Red Deer unemployment down, economy recovering

November 6, 2017 - 8:28pm

Winter is undoubtedly here in Red Deer, but there are certainly signs of life in our local economy as more people are getting back to work in the city.

In the past year, unemployment has dropped to an impressive 5.3 per cent, down from 8.1 per cent at this time last year. This is an even stronger performance than the provincial totals, which dropped to 7.8 per cent from 8.6 per cent this time last year. These figures come from the Alberta Labour Force Statistics report for October 2017, released last week.

Fighting for health care in Red Deer

August 29, 2017 - 9:44am

Last month a new political party was born. Congratulations to the supporters and people who worked hard to make this happen, we don’t agree on many things but I will give credit where credit is due.

But what does this mean for Red Deer? And more specifically, what does it mean for the future of healthcare in Red Deer and Central Alberta?

The Case For A $15/hr Minimum Wage

July 4, 2016 - 4:40pm Updated: July 6, 2016 - 2:50pm

Social Justice

One of the reasons that I ran for government in the last election was because I believe in social justice. I believe that people who work in a full time job should be able to afford the basic necessities of life like housing and food. In Alberta for many years that has not been happening. While wages and have gone up in many sectors, those earning the lowest amount – the ones on minimum wage – have been put in a tighter and tighter squeeze.

By: Barb Miller

Barb Miller is the MLA for the Red Deer - South constituency