A safe and Happy Christmas to all, at this tumultuous time of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some who have lost loved ones, this is a particular difficult time. We need to remember these tragedies and remember the contributions that those we have lost have made. We need to reach out to those who are alone or who are suffering. And even as we have hope for the future, that hope is building on the contributions of many, including the contributions by those we have lost. Our hope for the future can start with the new vaccines which are rolling out. Our hope from the future will build on the friends and family we have and the friends we will get to know this coming year. As your MLA in River Heights, my team is there to help you. If we can assist you, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last night at the Notre Dame Recreation Centre in St. Boniface, at an Election Forum on the Meth Crisis in Manitoba, Dougald Lamont spoke eloquently about the severity of the meth epidemic and described the Liberal plan to address it. The Liberal Plan will make sure that there is a single province-wide phone number for people, or friends of people, who need help dealing with meth to call (as there is in Alberta) and that there will be rapid access to a seamless series of steps - stabilization, detoxification, treatment, extended supportive housing etc so that people with meth addiction can be helped well and effectively and so that they can rebuild their lives. The Liberal meth plan will be helped by our approach to mental health (putting psychological therapies under medicare), and to poverty (providing better support). It will also be helped by our vigorous efforts to help young people understand the problems with meth in our education system and to provide alternative positive