David Shepherd

David Shepherd

MLA For Edmonton-Centre

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David Shepherd is a first-generation Canadian and a life-long resident of Edmonton. His father arrived from Trinidad in 1967 and his mother from the Netherlands in 1948. He has been living inĀ Edmonton-Centre for almost a decade. Prior to being elected as member for Edmonton-Centre, he held positions in municipal, provincial and the federal public service, most recently serving with the City of Edmonton Transit department as a communications officer.

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"What Have You Heard About Us?" exhibit at The Works

Posted on June 25, 2017

Today I stopped by The Works Art & Design Festival to check out an exhibit by ImagiNation Miscellany, "What Have You Heard About Us?" This is a collection of work exploring the perspectives and experiences…

Manasc Isaac 20th Anniversary

Posted on June 23, 2017

It was a pleasure tonight to join Manasc Isaac for their Summer Solstice Party and recognize their 20th anniversary as a ground-breaking leader in sustainable green design. Manasc Isaac has contributed…

Happy Pride Month!

Posted on June 13, 2017

One of the reasons I ran to be an MLA was because of my belief that governments and those elected to them have the responsibility to stand up with and for the marginalized in our society. That's why in…

Spring 2018 - Bill 16: Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Amendment Act Spring 2018 - Bill 6: Gaming And Liquor Statutes Amendment Act (cannabis) Spring 2017 - Bill 7: An Act to Enhance Post-Secondary Academic Bargaining Spring 2017 - Bill 17: Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act Fall 2016 - Bill 30: Investing in a Diversified Alberta Economy Act
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What David Shepherd's working on

Spring 2018 - Bill 16: Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Amendment Act

In 2016, the government increased fairness in Alberta’s electoral system by implementing a $2-million spending cap on election expenses for all registered political parties during an election period. These changes will guarantee a level playing field by ensuring any associated parties adhere to…

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Spring 2018 - Bill 6: Gaming And Liquor Statutes Amendment Act (cannabis)

Albertans’ health and safety will be top priority as the province looks to modernize the Gaming and Liquor Act before cannabis is legalized by the federal government. The amendments would give the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) the tools necessary to oversee and enforce…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 7: An Act to Enhance Post-Secondary Academic Bargaining

We support the government's commitment to fair legislation that makes life better for hardworking Albertans and complies with the recent Supreme Court ruling. We believe in the collective bargaining process that respects both workers and employers.  While our government extended…

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Spring 2017 - Bill 17: Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act

Leave eligibility Compassionate care leave Maternity/parental leave Rest periods Compressed work weeks Deductions Minimum wage Overtime General holiday and general holiday pay Vacations and vacation pay Termination and temporary layoffs Youth employment For a full explanation please see Employment Standards…

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Fall 2016 - Bill 30: Investing in a Diversified Alberta Economy Act

Bill 30 is legislation that will put into effect a suite of tax breaks for companies looking to invest in Alberta. Alberta's small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs will get better access to capital investments. During an economic downturn it is important to support new investment so…

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