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Momentum's Election Priorities

At Momentum, we believe every Albertan should be able to build a sustainable livelihood and contribute to their community.

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Wed May 17, 2023 by Momentum Staff

Unequal access to economic opportunities leaves many people struggling — surviving — instead of thriving.

As Albertans go to the polls this May, we encourage voters who care about building a more inclusive economy and reducing poverty to ask the following questions of their candidates:

1. Make private career colleges a safe choice for students and address the well documented quality and integrity issues?

Learn more: High Hopes, High Costs: Protecting Students at Private Career Colleges - Alberta Brief

2. Reduce penalties for those working while on Income Support?

Learn more: A Path to Self-Sufficiency: Improving the Effectiveness of Alberta's Income Support Program

3. Improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in workplaces across Alberta, especially in trades and technology?

For example: Employer of Choice Training

4. Increase opportunities for skills training for people with barriers to employment?

Learn more: Towards an economy that works for everyone

5. Increase opportunities to explore Self Employment for those who face barriers to regular employment?

Learn more: Business Training: A Great Return on Investment

6. Increase access to relevant, high quality financial help and advice for individuals living on a low-income?

Learn more: Missing for those who need it most: Canada's financial help gap

7. Enhance payday lending protections and reduce the harms of high-cost credit?

Learn more: Consultation on Fighting Predatory Lending by Lowering the Criminal Rate of Interest

8. Expand or enhance the use of social procurement policies to the amplify economic and social outcomes of government spending?

Learn more: Social Procurement for Alberta

9. Support social enterprise development by leading coordination, networking, and capacity building efforts among existing and emerging social enterprises?

Learn more: AB Seed | Enabling local investing in Alberta

10. Ensure universal cell and broadband access, particularly in remote, rural, and Indigenous communities, so that all Albertans are connected to economic and social opportunities?

To ensure all Albertans can participate in the economy.

Want to learn more about Momentum's election policy recommendations? Read: Building a More Inclusive Economy in Alberta.

Not sure how to vote? Visit Elections Alberta to learn how to register, ID required, who can vote, how to vote, and assistance in your language: