February IIIrd, MMXV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow
Blake Pedersen, MLA is charting a course to insure praise of the military. While still a Wildrose MLA, Blake did the right thing in praise of Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom that they continue to train soldiers who by being at the base in his riding provide jobs to families at Suffield, the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS.)
"BATUS employs hundreds of full time staff & serves thousands of military personnel. Its importance to our community can't be understated, & we're all glad to see the UK government made the right decision today."
Alta. Legislative Assembly Sixty-Two,
Source: Blake Pedersen, MLA, Progressive Conservative, Medicine Hat.