Like you, I see the struggles Albertans are facing everyday and how much more we stand to lose under the weight of out of touch NDP policies. My family came to Alberta five generations ago and prospered through hard work and a free enterprise spirit just like my husband did when he came to Canada in the late 1980s. We have seen yet again how catastrophic public policy can destroy the Alberta dream. But next year we have the chance to start reversing the damage. As a small business owner with experience in the energy sector, I am determined to be a strong voice for the residents of Calgary-Glenmore and work with our experienced and skilled UCP team to reignite the economy and get Alberta back on track.
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What are the issues?
It wasn’t long ago that Alberta’s education system was the envy of the world. Our students would consistently rank among the top in global achievement in subjects like math and science. In recent years, however, our education system began to slip and some students were left behind.
Alberta’s health care system is nearing a state of crisis. Health care spending has never been higher and yet, wait times continue to skyrocket. Despite the best efforts of our dedicated health professionals, the doctors, nurses, and health care aides, emergency departments are overcrowded, operating rooms are unavailable, and EMS response times are often dangerously high.
Alberta is the economic engine of the country, driving growth to create jobs, wealth, and prosperity. But in recent years, that engine has slowed right down. Four years after the great recession of 2014, Alberta is still struggling to find its feet. The resilience and optimism of the Alberta spirit can still be felt across the province, but under the crushing burden of government regulation and over taxation, that spirit is waning.
Energy, Oil & Gas
Albertans know that our energy sector has allowed our province to thrive for generations. While some have apologized for our ingenuity in resource extraction, Alberta’s United Conservatives are proud of the accomplishments of our energy sector and the hard-working men and women employed by it of the Alberta spirit can still be felt across the province, but under the crushing burden of government regulation and over taxation, that spirit is waning.
Always striving for better.
Whitney grew up, went to school, and raised her two sons in Calgary Glenmore. She’s married to Suli and they live blocks away from the site of her grandfather’s acreage on 24th street, where she rode horses as a child.
Studying economics and political science, Whitney graduated from the University of Calgary. Fresh out of University, Whitney started a retail business which she still co-owns. She worked in politics and government for ten years, including working for the Legislative Assembly, followed by ten years in corporate Calgary in the energy and telecom sectors.
Whitney is a tireless volunteer. She has served in many leadership roles building and rebuilding organizations. She served on the Minister’s Advisory Committee for Post Secondary Education and on the National Executive of the Federal Party as National Policy Co Chair.