"I strongly believe that the voice of the people constitutes the directions governments should take in the free world…and by people – I mean ALL people! To this end, I am asking for your support to ensure that this new riding of Calgary Signal Hill has the type of representation that can end the divisions caused by past representation and make this a reality."
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Many people do not get involved in the political process because they are completely turned off by both politics and politicians. In the Federal Riding of Calgary Signal Hill, that sentiment is markedly profound. I know this from experience, and this is one of the major reasons I am participating.
10 years ago in 2004, I participated in an open nomination for Calgary West, which has now been divided and produced this new riding. I heard about that nomination very late, bought a membership for myself and my daughter, participated in two candidate forums (where members could ask candidates some questions), sent out a brochure that arrived a couple days prior to the actual vote, and went to the final vote tabulation meeting. Later in 2009/2010, I served as President on the Electoral District Association (EDA) of Calgary West. Through the years I have heard from many people and I have learned many things. Here are just a few:
I have learned that Nomination contests are not well advertised or understood.
This was truly disappointing since nominations are vital to our country! They are the staple of any democratic party and have to be observed prior to every election to maintain the people’s rightful place as the reason government exists.
This will be the first time in 10 years that the people of the Calgary Signal Hill Riding have the opportunity to express their voice and choose their representative. This is much too long and it is no wonder that community awareness is weak.
As your candidate I would ensure that these events are well known in advance thereby giving everyone an opportunity to have their voices heard and to participate in the process. I would also raise the awareness of the importance of these events by speaking about them in the communities, in schools, and through social media and traditional media.
I have learned that many people put divisive labels on others (i.e., Blue Tory’s, Red Tory’s, Socialist Liberals, etc.)
In our great society, all people are equal regardless of background, ethnicity, gender, age or any other category that can be labeled. All people have ideas of value and deserve to be heard.
As your nominated candidate, I would not participate in any divisive practices that lead to derogatory labeling. I will recognize and respect everyone’s level of dialogue that exists within the boundaries of the law. I am an educator who has worked with tens of thousands of young men and women who hold differing ideals, cultures, socio-economic status, intellect, opportunity, health and principles of morality. I can tell you that all are excellent people – all are important – and all can teach us something about this great adventure we call life.
The Federal Riding of Calgary Signal Hill is vital to our Country!
The citizens of Calgary Signal Hill are principled people who take pride in educating themselves and working hard towards the many lawful goals that our freedoms allow. We can bring so much knowledge and experience to our Nation and we need the political representation to do this.
I believe our Federal representative should be visible in the areas they serve. They should be holding regular meetings in the community. They should work with community executives, area MLA’s, and Municipal Councillors. They should be in our local schools, providing lessons on our Country and Principles of Government. They should be networking with local business leaders, religious and ethnic groups; and most importantly, they should be promoting personal dialogue to our family’s through-out the riding.
Unfortunately, this has not happened for some time.
As your candidate, I will do all of the above and even more in this riding. My goal is to promote a “Model of Governance” that generates structural strength from the voice of the people.
Calgary Signal Hill – if you are ready for this new type of visible representation – you need to support Dan Morrison.
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