Drew Barnes calls on the Alberta NDP to match privately raised funds.
Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes continues to push the NDP Government to provide some form of financial support to those affected by the Hilda wildfire. In the Legislature, Barnes questioned why the government was not doing more to help those in the region. Barnes asked, "In Saskatchewan, the provincial government is committed to matching private donations up to $100,000 in support of wildfire victims. To the Minister, will you commit to following Saskatchewan's lead and support Albertan's devastated by wildfire by matching private donations." While Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous did not directly answer the question, he did say the NDP government remains committed to working with municipalities as they recover. ~~ Warren Affleck