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Statement by Jeff Wilson marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities

EDMONTON, AB (December 3, 2012): Wildrose Human Services Critic Jeff Wilson released the following statement recognizing the International Day of Person with Disabilities.  “Albertans have always been committed to supporting our most vulnerable citizens, and we recognize the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to build awareness of the issues they face every day of the year.”

 “Approximately fifteen percent of the world’s population live with some form of a disability, and since 1992, the United Nations has recognized the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3 to increase awareness of disability issues. “These remarkable citizens throughout Alberta make an invaluable contribution to our society and are an important part of what make Alberta the great province it is today to live in.  Both myself and my colleagues in the Wildrose will continue to work towards common-sense solutions that puts funding directly in the hands of individuals and families and give continuing support for organizations and agencies working on the ground.”  “We know that by working together with the government and experts across the province we can advocate and work to ensure a positive change for all Albertans.”  For more on the Wildrose policy on social support, visit here.