Where – United Church Hall, 4829 – 50th st. Camrose Alberta
When – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday March 2, 2013
Early Bird Registration Fee before Feb. 22 – $50 (includes lunch and coffee breaks)
Registration Fee after Feb 22 – $75 (includes lunch and coffee breaks)
Student Registration with student ID – $25 (limited to 10 spaces)
The Rural Caucus of the Alberta New Democrats is pleased to have organized a public one day symposium highlighting issues faced by rural communities, affording participants an opportunity to chart a course of action to remedy them. A series of experts will present current information on a variety of topics of importance to rural Albertans, and discussions will generate suggestions to policy makers and elected officials to remedy the issues. The day will include lectures by experts on health care, rural economic development, property rights, and environmental and social opportunities and responsibility. A panel of experts will summarize the days’s discussions, with suggestions for action. There will be opportunities for discussion, questions from the floor, and directions will be given to policy makers and elected officials.
The symposium is suited for individuals who:
– notice the adverse effects of urban drift and rural depopulation
– have seen erosion of social infrastructure and agricultural vigor in rural communities
– see the Provincial political agenda dominated by urban issues
– worry that the provincial economy is too closely tied to fossil fuel extraction
– have seen Health Care options in rural Alberta diminish
– are troubled by recent Land Steward Legislation
– realize adverse social and environmental effects in rural Alberta of the Global Market economy
If you believe that policy makers need to consider long term implications of short term decisions, bigger is not always better, and grassroots movements need a voice in our Governance structures, then this is a wonderful opportunity to be enlightened, and to have your voice heard.
For more information visit www.albertandp.ca/ruralsymposium