What I stand for:

Creating a better climate for investment and jobs.

  • Make Alberta more competitive
    • Eliminate the carbon tax
    • Reduce corporate and personal tax
  • Eliminate unnecessary red tape and reduce the cost of doing business
    • Identify and eliminate regulations that no longer make any sense
    • Reduce the time required for government approvals
  • Create greater certainty for business

 

Building sustainable education and health care systems

We don’t need to spend more; we need to spend smarter. 

  • Focus on providing improved service and managing costs
    • Identify process improvements that drive greater efficiency while improving service.
    • Invest in new technology
  • Assess different delivery models
    • Health Care – Identify common sense private sector/public sector delivery models
    • Education–Use technology and different approaches to deliver programs in the classroom
  • Improve linkages between post-secondary programs and industry to better ensure graduates have job opportunities and businesses have the workers with the right skills they need to grow.

 

Balancing the Budget

Both these ideas, improving the business climate to drive investment, economic growth and government revenues, and driving efficiencies to reduce costs in our most expensive sectors, will help balance the budget. 

 

Practicing a new kind of politics

  • Voters are more informed than ever before, and want to be listened to. They’re tired and distrustful of politicians practicing “old politics”. My mediation skills prepare me to listen and find ways to bring diverse and creative ideas together into practical, relevant and effective solutions.  
  • I want to debate ideas and respect different voices: that’s how we develop innovative, common-sense solutions and build consensus around ideas that work. 
  • I am going to listen. The interests and concerns of residents of Calgary-Varsity need to be heard and represented in Edmonton.