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For years, Calgarians have enjoyed the benefits of a thriving economy. The downturn in the economy and the impacts of COVID-19 have been incredibly hard on Calgarians and our small businesses; many Calgarians are struggling. Our economy is at a crossroad and we have a real opportunity to diversify and revitalize. We need to support Calgarians; our ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit will drive our recovery. With my experience, I will work to create new opportunities to attract global investments and new industries.

“I am confident that Calgary’s best years are ahead of us”

As your Councillor I will:

  • Support small businesses with targeted tax relief for a COVID recovery.
  • Invest in the digital infrastructure needed to increase efficiency and transparency when doing business with the City; licensing, addressing, permits and inspections.
  • Work with innovators to create new opportunities for federal investment into our City, our infrastructure and our new industries.
  • Create opportunities to attract global investments to establish new industries and new jobs in ward 10 and across Calgary.
  • Invest in stable funding to allow better access and more transit to enhance the mobility of Calgarians around the City and complement the Downtown Strategy and our economic recovery.


Calgary is known as Canada’s energy capital, and is home to energy giants and associated companies. As the 2014 oil crisis has shown, we as Calgarians can no longer have all of our eggs in one basket. We must diversify our economy. Calgary has plenty of advantages over other cities, but the City can do more to help diversify Calgary’s economy. Calgary is also home to a young, diverse and educated population with an entrepreneurial spirit, and we must do everything we can to help them grow.

With a talented workforce, affordable real estate, and a large office vacancy, the City needs to do more to attract companies and investment from across the world. With more companies and investment, the City can be become more competitive in creating high quality jobs and in growing the economy. All of which would help Calgary diversify its economy while increasing its tax base.

I propose the following:

  • Expand the $100 million Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) to stimulate business growth, attract investment and businesses, and create local high quality jobs. To date the OCIF has funded $42 million with a $600 million return in new capital to Calgary.
  • Enhance and broaden the Edge Up-Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling federally funded program to help retain unemployed workers not only from the oil and gas sector but any unemployed Calgarian.
  • Streamline building development approvals with improved efficiencies.
  • Work with the City’s post-secondary institutions, the private sector, and all levels of government to expand Calgary’s high tech ecosystem through meaningful collaboration and targeted investments.
  • Collaborate with the Calgary Economic Development to create better ways and strategies to attract talent and investment to Calgary.
  • Smart and targeted funding for Tourism Calgary to boast tourists to Calgary.

For years, Calgarians have enjoyed the benefits of a thriving economy. The downturn in the economy and the impacts of COVID-19 have been incredibly hard on Calgarians and our small businesses; many Calgarians are struggling. Our economy is at a crossroad and we have a real opportunity to diversify and revitalize. We need to support Calgarians; our ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit will drive our recovery. With my experience, I will work to create new opportunities to attract global investments and new industries.

“I am confident that Calgary’s best years are ahead of us”

As your Councillor I will:

  • Support small businesses with targeted tax relief for a COVID recovery.
  • Invest in the digital infrastructure needed to increase efficiency and transparency when doing business with the City; licensing, addressing, permits and inspections.
  • Work with innovators to create new opportunities for federal investment into our City, our infrastructure and our new industries.
  • Create opportunities to attract global investments to establish new industries and new jobs in ward 10 and across Calgary.
  • Invest in stable funding to allow better access and more transit to enhance the mobility of Calgarians around the City and complement the Downtown Strategy and our economic recovery.


Calgary is known as Canada’s energy capital, and is home to energy giants and associated companies. As the 2014 oil crisis has shown, we as Calgarians can no longer have all of our eggs in one basket. We must diversify our economy. Calgary has plenty of advantages over other cities, but the City can do more to help diversify Calgary’s economy. Calgary is also home to a young, diverse and educated population with an entrepreneurial spirit, and we must do everything we can to help them grow.

With a talented workforce, affordable real estate, and a large office vacancy, the City needs to do more to attract companies and investment from across the world. With more companies and investment, the City can be become more competitive in creating high quality jobs and in growing the economy. All of which would help Calgary diversify its economy while increasing its tax base.

I propose the following:

  • Expand the $100 million Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) to stimulate business growth, attract investment and businesses, and create local high quality jobs. To date the OCIF has funded $42 million with a $600 million return in new capital to Calgary.
  • Enhance and broaden the Edge Up-Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling federally funded program to help retain unemployed workers not only from the oil and gas sector but any unemployed Calgarian.
  • Streamline building development approvals with improved efficiencies.
  • Work with the City’s post-secondary institutions, the private sector, and all levels of government to expand Calgary’s high tech ecosystem through meaningful collaboration and targeted investments.
  • Collaborate with the Calgary Economic Development to create better ways and strategies to attract talent and investment to Calgary.
  • Smart and targeted funding for Tourism Calgary to boast tourists to Calgary.

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