ALBERTA’S ELECTION HAS BEEN CALLED!
Be sure to get informed, be engaged, and vote! As always, ARPA Canada wants to help you get informed about the issues and equipped for action. We hope this Alberta Election Guide helps. The guide contains six sections on important policy issues. Each section includes a summary explanation of the issue, an update on any developments, a brief summary of ARPA’s calls to action, and questions you may choose to ask candidates. The guide includes an appendix of links to resources to learn more about any of these issues.
ANOTHER ELECTION. SO WHAT?
As with any election, the amount of media coverage can become numbing; it is easy to become desensitized to the people, the issues, and the hype. Nonetheless, now is the time to pay attention — the people who are elected to the Legislative Assembly and appointed to positions of power after the election will make decisions on issues we care about as Reformed Christians.
PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTION!
We encourage you to communicate with candidates leading up to the election, to vote, and to stay in touch with whoever is elected to represent you and your riding in the Legislative Assembly. Use ARPA Canada’s 12 STEP ACTION PLAN to help you build a relationship with your MLA! Use the information and questions in this guide to engage with candidates and MLAs about issues that are close to your heart.
The recent political climate in Alberta has given cause for anxiety. With election 2019 rapidly approaching, it is natural to wonder about the future of our province. What will our province’s society and political landscape look like after another election term? It’s not always easy to predict, and it is easy to worry. But whatever the outcome of this election, one thing is clear: God is sovereign; He is in control. The Bible reveals that He rules the world and that He ordains governments, rulers, and nations. God rules Alberta! He will defeat all earthly and spiritual powers that defy Him or oppose His followers. And he uses you. He uses his people to achieve His purpose. So, be eager to work with Reformed Christian communities and ARPA chapters to educate, equip, and encourage each other and many others to be politically engaged and to bring a biblical perspective to our civil authorities.