Decision Maker Response
The Honourable David Eggen
MLA, Edmonton-Calder

May 7, 2013 — Thank you for taking the time to include my office in your correspondence to the Premier regarding the closure of the Music Enrichment Program. As a member of the New Democratic Opposition and Education Critic I am proud to support this program and countless other programs across the province that do so much to enrich the lives and education of Alberta's students.

The cut's that we've seen to Education in this years budget are having deep and severe impacts on Alberta's teachers, students and educational workers. You have my commitment that I will continue to stand up to the Government over their regressive cuts and hold them responsible for the negative impact this will have on students.

As a musician and former teacher myself I recognize and value the contribution music has in our society. Access to programs like MEP create more fulfilled, engaged and productive students.

You can view my questions to the minister regarding the program at http://on.fb.me/13tbQnw

Regards,

David Eggen, MLA
Edmonton-Calder