Panda Sworn in as 22nd Wildrose MLA


PandaEDMONTON, AB: The size of Alberta’s Official Opposition caucus has grown to 22, following the swearing in of Calgary-Foothills MLA Prasad Panda, the Wildrose Official Opposition said.

Panda was sworn in by Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell Monday morning at the Alberta Legislature Building, where he was joined by family and friends. Following the ceremony, Panda vowed to fight for jobs and the economy, and to hold the NDP to account on its risky economic ideas.

“I take the trust voters have placed in me very seriously, and I’m wasting no time getting down to work for the residents of Calgary-Foothills,” Panda said. “As a former manager in the energy industry, I’ve seen first-hand how the NDP’s risky economic ideas have hurt jobs and the economy, and I will be challenging them on these issues, alongside my Wildrose colleagues. I look forward to using my experience to make Alberta an even better place to raise a family and do business.”

Panda said he’s currently focused on opening his constituency office and preparing for the fall session of the legislature.

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said Panda will be a key asset going forward.

“I’m so proud to welcome Prasad to our Wildrose team,” Jean said. “With the addition of Prasad, Wildrose is stronger than ever.”