Hallan’s Herald – September edition

House to House E-Newsletter

Dear Constituents,

As our too short and very strange summer comes to a close, I want to thank everyone in Calgary Forest Lawn for their patience and resilience over the course of 2020. It has been a stressful time for so many and I want you to know that I hear your voices in your calls, emails and letters to my office. Watching how so many people and organizations have stepped up to help those in need should make us proud of our community, our city and our province.

I have been doing my best to support small business openings and special events over the last few months. If you know of a business or not-for-profit that I should visit, please let my office know at 403-207-3030 or jasrajsingh.hallan@parl.gc.ca.

Now that September is here and our children have gone back to school, I hope that this is a sign of a return to our normal lives. Thank you to all the teachers as you return to work and thank you to all of the parents that have supported their children’s learning over the last few months. I know that it hasn’t been easy for anyone. I wish you all a happy, successful and safe school year.

I’m hopeful that Parliament will also re-open next month after months of being restricted by Prime Minister Trudeau and the NDP and then a very sudden prorogation (closing of the House of Commons) with the WE scandal hanging over Mr. Trudeau’s head.

I also want to begin to introduce new Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole to residents of Calgary Forest Lawn. He won the leadership race that finished just this past weekend in a decisive victory. There have been many rumours of an early election this fall so I am delighted to have a new leader in place so that we are prepared for anything.

Jasraj Singh Hallan

Member of Parliament

Calgary Forest Lawn


Fall Activities

Hopefully, we still have some time to get out and enjoy Alberta’s great outdoors before winter arrives. We all know that can happen very suddenly so enjoy the warmth while we can.

Click here for ideas on travel around Alberta.



Supporting Local Businesses and people

I have been getting out to charity drives and business re-openings as much as I can. I would like to be there to support your business. Please email jasrajsingh.hallan@parl.gc.ca if I can help support your re-opening.


Volunteer Recognition, Special Events & Celebrations

Have a special volunteer that you want to recognize? Maybe a special event or big birthday/anniversary coming up for a family member? Call or email my office and we will arrange for a certificate and letter to be delivered.


Provincial & Municipal Contacts

If you require assistance from your MLA, you can look up who represents you and their contact information here. For questions about provincial government programs and services, click here.

For assistance from your City Councillor, you can find your representative here. For general inquiries about City of Calgary services and requests for assistance, please call 311.


COVID-19 Benefits

As the CERB and other programs evolve, there are many changes. If you have questions about receiving benefits from the federal government related to COVID-19? Click here or call my office at 403-207-3030.


Canada Job Bank

If you need help getting back to work, try accessing the jobs being listed on the government website, visit www.jobbank.gc.ca to see the latest opportunities.  Hundreds of jobs are listed that are in our community and they offer Canadians with a wide variety of work experiences. The Canada Summer Job Bank listings are also put up here.


From the Mailbox

Here is a list of issues that I have heard about from constituents over the last month: the Lebanon explosion and aid to the country, gun control, the economy, specific aid to the energy sector, federal debt, pipelines, long-term care, Israel-Palestine relations, climate change, support for seniors, mental health, addictions, healthcare, 5G, policing practices, medical assistance in dying, Alberta parks, parliament sittings, racism, environmental protection, homelessness, re-opening the economy, cystic fibrosis drugs, party leadership race, drug legislation, federal COVID-19 programming gaps, federal programming administration, airplane noise, reopening of the economy, support for people with disabilities, duration of CERB, small business support, support for chiropractors, support for tourism, support for food services and hospitality, support for essential workers, employment insurance, vaccines, family reunification, CPP disability benefit,


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