Drumheller's Town Hall was full of area residents ready to question MP of Battle River-Crowfoot, Kevin Sorenson on Thursday morning. During the meeting, Sorenson encouraged his constituents to bring their issues forward to him, and they responded in full force.
The topic of many of these questions included pipelines, scandal, canola, and the current Prime Minister.
"The message here is pretty well across the country. They are frustrated with the liberal government, they are frustrated with scandal. Today, I think that the majority of people are just fed up with the liberals, fed up with the Notley government, fed up with the budget that came down that was nowhere close to any fiscal responsibility. That is why we are here talking to them and trying to encourage them to get involved," explained Sorenson.
A unique question that was brought up was the possible site of a safe injection site at the Drumheller Institution. The site would allow inmates to consume illicit recreational drugs intravenously with medical supervision. The idea was put forward to reduce harm and the sharing of needles in the institution.
"There are always things that we have to do that we look for the safety there in the institution. When we talk to our correctional officers and the unions they are very concerned about dirty needles being used as a weapon against them and against other inmates. We want safety in a correctional institution to the degree that there can be. I am more concerned with keeping drugs out of our prisons, let's keep our correctional officers safe and let's keep our inmates safe," continued Sorenson.
After the long discussion of the many different questions concerning Canada's Federal Government, Sorenson still remained positive about the future of Canada.
"It is good to be in Drumheller. The sun is shining, the snow is melting. I think there is a feeling of optimism here in Alberta that we can see provincially and federally. We just have to keep working to make sure we can see this economy grow and people in Drumheller prosper," concluded Sorenson.