Joseph Schow was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Cardston-Siksika, on April 16,2019. He is currently deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices, Standing Committee on Private Bills and Private Members’ Public Bills and the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.
MLA Schow is a husband and father who has dedicated his life to serving our community. A passionate advocate for Alberta, he is committed to ensuring that the province is the best place to live, work, start a business and raise a family. He strongly believes in protecting Alberta’s families, our values, jobs, healthcare and education rights. Prior to serving as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Schow ran a small business. He also worked as a legislative coordinator with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and as a parliamentary assistant for an Alberta MP at the House of Commons of Canada.
As a proud Albertan, I am committed to ensuring that the province is the best place to live, work, and raise a family.
MLA Schow spent his entire political career defending Alberta’s best interests. He will diligently work to improve healthcare delivery, build energy pipelines, defend parental choice in education, and will stand up for Alberta’s agriculture industry.
MLA Schow holds a bachelor of arts degree in Russian from Dalhousie University and a master’s degree in Political Management from the George Washington University. His interests and hobbies include spending time with family, watching movies and reading. MLA Schow speaks conversational Russian. He and his wife, Nicole, have three children.
- Repeal and replace Bill 6 with the Farm Freedom and Safety Act. This act will give farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers the opportunity to grow and prosper.
- Improve education by working with parents, teachers, principals, and trustees to protect school choice, improve accountability and deliver the best possible outcomes for our children.
- Maintain or increase health spending that puts patients first. Working to improve primary and palliative care for Albertans, support mental health initiatives and cut surgical wait times, and address Alberta’s opioid crisis.
- Help Alberta youth find careers in apprenticeships, skilled trades and vocational education by supporting co-op programs on job sites and expanding opportunities to learn trades in junior and senior high school.
- Implement a rural crime strategy to protect rural Albertans. Give our police and prosecutors the tools and resources they need to protect law-abiding Albertans and put serious criminals behind bars.
- Stand up for Alberta by fighting Justin Trudeau and Bill C-69. Pursue every
possible pipeline project to get our oil and gas to market, which will create jobs, and support our economy.
What the UCP government has accomplished so far:
As of July 8, 2019, 13 Bills have been passed in legislature. These include:
- Repealing the carbon tax which will save Albertans money, create jobs, and help small businesses with operation costs.
- The Open for Business Act, which will restore workplace democracy and bring balance back to labour law.
- The Education Act which recognizes that every child is unique and that parents, not politicians, know what is best for their children.
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