I was born and raised in Calgary, and as I've grown up, I've seen Calgary grow too – into the dynamic, vibrant city it is today. Like so many Calgarians, I grew up in the middle class. I know that sometimes it’s a struggle to make ends meet; I know that families make sacrifices every day to keep moving forward. But the beauty of Calgary, is that it is unbridled with opportunity and every day we see Calgarians take hold of that opportunity and do something amazing.
I’ve worked in advocacy and policy in Calgary and Alberta for many years. I’ve worked hard to make life better for the communities I’ve served and care deeply about this place I call home.
Unfortunately, our current Calgary-Centre representation is not telling the right story about Calgarians and is holding us back.
I believe we need a strong voice for Calgary at the federal table, telling a more positive, diverse, aspirational story about our city. We need to tell these stories and credit our entrepreneurs, artists, non-profits, technology leaders, and agri-food innovators that are all an important part of our economy. I believe we need to ask, “what’s next?”. Energy helped us build up this city of opportunity but what we do with that opportunity in the next 5, 10, 15 years is what matters most.
Calgarians are resilient- we’ve proven that through multiple recessions and the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Alberta Advantage” is far from gone, our human capital and entrepreneurial spirit remain! -- but we need to be serious about how we leverage that advantage to move Calgary forward and to bring innovative solutions to the table.
In all of this, I also think its crucial that we put people at the center of policy. Policy and investment need to be intersectional and reflect the diversity of our community. That also means actively standing up for the interests of those who are most marginalized and pushing back against divisive voices.
My promise to you is to stand up for Calgary. To listen to your challenges and to your ambitions, and make sure that as your representative I support you. Together I believe we can start to grow this movement and make a meaningful difference in representing Calgary on the federal stage.
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I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.