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Thank You!

Thank You!

David Shepherd, the MLA for Edmonton Centre, recently lost his father. Offering my condolences, I told David that my memory of my dad’s death was that the world opened up and kindness flooded in. Colleagues, friends and even relative strangers took a moment to offer sympathy and encouraging words. You’ve been so kind to me

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A city councillor walks into a bar

Drinking was not the problem. It was the solution. Alcohol, for me, was a liberator from all manner of psychological constraints: Shyness, social awkwardness, poor self image, fear of failure. I drank to feel connected to others. I drank to feel a sense of belonging.  One recovering alcoholic described it this way:  I grew up

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Positive launch for safe consumption

The most complex decision I’ve made as a City Councillor was to vote in favor of supervised injection services in Ward 6. Admittedly, city council’s role was minor. We were asked only to send a letter to Ottawa in regards to safe injection services. Alberta Health was the lead agency on the initiative. The federal

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