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Holiday Thoughts (2020)

As 2020 wraps up, I wanted to have the opportunity to share a few thoughts with you.

Can we all agree that 2020 was not the year that we had expected? It’s been very difficult on Albertans, but we have made it through.

I did a virtual tour of Alberta where I talked to hundreds of Albertans, and throughout this year I have had an opportunity to interact with thousands of Albertans. What I’ve seen everywhere is resiliency and compassion.

As we enter this season, find a little extra time for your family (those who can gather with you).

Find a little bit of time for reflection.

Maybe walk a little bit more than you might have.

Maybe shovel your neighbour’s snow.

Find some time to focus on yourself.

This has been a very, very difficult year and we’ve seen it everywhere.

We started this year by losing 31 Albertans in that murderous air crash in Tehran. We lost 31 tremendous contributors. And then it seemed to go on from there.

We had the rail blockades that hurt our farmers; that hurt our exporters. And then it was March and it was COVID-19, and I don’t need to tell you anything about that.

As we enter 2021, I’m hopeful - and my family is hopeful - because we know that the end is in sight.

What I’m saying to everyone is that Alberta is not giving up, we’re getting up.

Enjoy your holiday.