Alberta's Debt

"How will the new party deal with the sum of total debt that Alberta has incurred once the NDP has been voted out of office?" Ralph Klein once famously said, "Alberta has a spending problem, not a revenue problem". I have a wealth of experience fighting for lower taxes and...

Canadian Oil

We Canadians are so blessed to have the world's third-largest oil reserves. We should be proud to be the world's most environmentally responsible major producers of oil and gas, with the highest labor, human rights, and environmental standards of any major oil producer. That raises the question: Why is it...

Coal Industry

"If elected, where do you stand on coal-fired electricity in our province? Would you reverse the direction we're currently on and end the carbon tax burden, or slow the coal phase-out to more of a 2040 timeline? Thanks, from a coal miner." Yes, the answer is yes. I would do...

Diversifying the Economy

"We know we need oil in Alberta, but we also need to diversify our economy. How are you going to attract startup businesses and old business to Alberta?" First of all, some good news. Alberta's economy has diversified significantly in recent decades. About 30 years ago, one-third of our GDP–that...

Education Curriculum

"What are your plans for fixing the education system to remove politics from the classroom and get back to basics teaching children real math, strong language and grammar skills, and that failure is a reality of life and a chance to learn?" This is one of the key reasons I'm...

Energy Industry

"The fall in oil industry in Alberta needs to be back, what's your plan to invite business back to what was once a very friendly Alberta?" Alberta used to be ranked as the 14th most friendly environment for upstream oil and gas investment in North America, just back in 2014....

Environment

"We need to send the message to the rest of Canada on the huge innovations brought to emission control. I work in oil and gas and am hugely proud of our carbon capture innovations by the big three, in Suncor, Shell, and Syncrude." I cannot understand why the government of...

Equalization

"Will you stop giving transfer payments?" Alberta only ever pays into the equalization system. Now, in fact, we've put over $200 billion into equalization. Right now, Alberta is putting money into equalization, several billion dollars a year, and Quebec, for example, which has a growing economy, is receiving about $12...

Family Farming

"Farming has taken such a massive hit due to regulations. The family farming industry is dying and the large corporate farming is buying up land and growing because they are the only ones who can afford to deal with the regulations. What's your plan to resolve this issue?" It is...

Farming - Bill 6

"Are you going to abolish Bill 6 and allow families to take control of their businesses again?" Yes. I would abolish Bill 6 and ensure that we respect the incredibly hard work done by our farmers and our agri-food operations. This is another example of a huge new cost of...