Federal Carbon Tax

If Justin Trudeau tries to force his Carbon Tax on Alberta, I think we should sue the federal government. There are grounds for a constitutional challenge on the federal government forcing a carbon tax on a province. The West needs someone who will stand up to Ottawa.  

Firearms

"Will you stand behind law-abiding and responsible gun owners, many of whom are military and police vets, who feel current gun laws are overly oppressive?" Yes. Absolutely. I was proud to be part of the Harper government that repealed the wasteful and ineffective Liberal long gun registry. All it did was...

Getting Millennials Involved

"How are you going to bring the millennials on board?" I've got a five-point plan to help get young Albertans involved in our party. First of all, we need to focus on those millennials who are more accessible to a pro-growth agenda, and these tend to be younger people who...

Government Spending

"Would you lower taxes and cut spending?" Yes. I was disappointed to see a different prominent conservative say that they would not "hack and slash spending", and that they "would not reduce taxes because the government can't afford it". Listen, I get very concerned when conservatives start using the language...

Government Waste

"How will you address the exploding government waste?" We're spending about 20% more per person than the government of British Columbia to deliver the same services. And by the way, BC is a bigger province. It's got more geography. They got way more mountains. They've got coastline. They have to...

Grassroots Policy Guarantee

I signed our Grassroots Policy Guarantee. You see, I think that our new United Conservative Party should ensure that you, the grassroots members, are in charge. That you develop the policies of this new party and give the leadership its marching orders. One of the reasons we had this division...

Health Care

"What is your plan for addressing the absurdly long wait times in hospital emergency wards and bed shortage? My mother waited three days for a bed, and with the lack of extended care facilities, her he says there's a one year wait time." This is a question that's close to...

Helping Albertans

This coalition of unity must be a party that is animated by a conservatism of the heart. A conservative coalition that understands our number one focus is to help people develop their God-given potential to be a voice for the underdogs of our society, for those who live at the...

Heritage Fund

"How do Albertans protect the Heritage Trust Fund?" I wish that way back in the 70s when Peter Loughheed started the trust fund, I wish that he had adopted the model of the Norwegian Sovereign Fund or the Alaska Permanent Fund, both of which are small jurisdictions with huge energy...

Honouring Canadian History

I'm here at Sir John A. Macdonald Junior High School in Calgary. There's a campaign afoot to remove John Macdonald's name from this building. It all started down in Ontario where a teachers union is campaigning to remove the name of our Founding Prime Minister from schools all across Ontario....