2019 ALBERTA ELECTION AND THE ISSUES THAT AFFECT OUR MEMBERS

The mission of the Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association (ARTA) and its 22,500 retired teacher and affiliate members is to support an engaged lifestyle after retirement through member-centred services, advocacy, communication, wellness and leadership. As an organization, we are non-partisan, and encourage active involvement and participation in the political process. As part of that encouragement, we have an organisational priority of informing our membership of the positions of interest and importance to seniors and retirees.

We have sought out responses from all twelve of Alberta’s registered political parties on the following matters that most affect our members:

  1. What is your party’s commitment to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Coverage for Seniors Benefit?
  2. What are your party’s plans to improve the access to safe and affordable assisted-living facilities?
  3. How would you make ageing in place and/or Home Care a more viable solution and option for our senior population?
  4. Specify essential programs and identify the funding your party will put in place to support all seniors in Alberta.
  5. What are your party’s plans to enhance the availability of resources to provide health care for seniors in Alberta? (i.e. geriatricians)
  6. What is your party’s position to ensure that there are appropriate programs (tax and wellness initiatives) in place for seniors so they can continue to maintain an active and affordable lifestyle in retirement?
  7. What does your party see as the role of the Alberta Office of the Seniors’ Advocate?
  8. Does your party have any other policy positions that you feel would be of interest to Alberta seniors?

Their responses are contained within the following documents and posted as received by ARTA. Note that we have formatted all of the responses to look the same, but the content contained within is transcribed precisely from the party.

We are posting the responses as we receive them. We have not yet received responses from all twelve registered political parties.

Communist Party-Alberta - Alberta Election 2019
Alberta’s NDP - Alberta Election 2019
Green Party of Alberta - Alberta Election 2019
Liberal Party of Alberta - Alberta Election 2019
United Conservative Party - Alberta Election 2019