Alison Redford's response to Question 04




Questions: Will you support Calgary’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness by providing a greater share of funding to Calgary to reflect the city’s growth, cost of living and high homeless population? Will you reinstate block funding to enable The City of Calgary to sustain affordable housing development?

A: Yes. Giving all Calgarians the chance to better themselves and share in Alberta’s prosperity is important to me. As Alberta’s Justice Minister, I headed the Alberta Safe Communities Secretariat, a multi-ministry initiative designed in part to help the homeless access the services they needed to improve their lives. We used wraparound services and linked social service departments to offer the homeless comprehensive assistance on everything from housing to health care. As Premier, I will continue these efforts, bit on an even wider scale.

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