Alberta can lead way: speaker

In what areas can the province improve?

In what areas can the province improve?

This is the question Peter Holle is poised to answer in his presentation How Think Tanks can Make Alberta a Better Place.

The founding president of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy will make his speech in Red Deer on April 26 at a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Red Deer and the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce.

Holle will mention the Frontier Centre’s belief that Alberta can not only recover from the recent economic slump but be a national leader in sensible policy-making by reinventing current policy models.

“It’s all about educating people in Red Deer, Central Alberta and all of Alberta to listen to all points of view,” Pat Romerman, president of the Rotary Clubs of Red Deer, said of the upcoming presentation.

“And it makes us think all a little bit deeper about how to make Alberta a better place.”

The Frontier Centre, which was founded by like-minded individuals in Winnipeg in 1997, is a think tank group striving to help the Canadian Prairie region tap into its economic potential by reforming policy.

On both regional and national stages, the centre has debated public policy regarding public sector reform, housing, poverty, aboriginals, consumer-focused health-care performance, equalization, rural policy and more.

The luncheon will be held at the Capri Centre from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are available to the general public.

Register by contacting Danielle Klooster of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce at 403-347-4491 or dklooster@reddeerchamber.com, or Phil Hyde of Rotary Clubs of Red Deer at 403-358-2343 or phil@philhyde.com.