Dedicated to helping you get ahead

Dedicated to helping you get ahead

Blaine Calkins

Conservative Party

of Canada

I’m running in this election to continue the hard work that we started together. Alberta is my home. I have never lived anywhere else.

I grew up on our family’s farm just north of Lacombe. My wife Barbara and I have lived in Blackfalds, Red Deer and Lacombe, and together, we raised our three wonderful children here.

I love our province and the incredible possibilities for our future, and I understand the issues facing our community, because I am a part of the community, just like you.

I went to school here, I’ve worked my entire life here, and for the past 13 years, I have been proud to be your voice in Ottawa.

Before becoming your member of Parliament, I worked for Alberta Fish and Wildlife, Parks Canada, Trimat Well Servicing, AFSC, and was a tenured faculty member at Red Deer College.

I became a member of Parliament because I wanted to ensure tax dollars are spent wisely, so taxes can be reduced for all Canadians.

For Albertans, this is an incredibly important election. Canada’s Conservatives have a plan to unleash Alberta’s potential. We are going to live within our means, get out of the way of the hard working small businesses and industries that have ensured Alberta’s prosperity for generations, and put more money back in your pockets, so you can get ahead.

We’re going to ensure our oil and gas sector can get back up on its feet to create the well-paying jobs Albertans rely on. We are going to scrap the carbon tax, and repeal the Liberals’ no more pipeline bill and tanker ban.

We are also going to ensure there are reasonable timelines for approvals, and we’re going to prevent foreign funds from derailing the process. We won’t shy away from asserting federal jurisdiction to get pipelines that are in the national interest built.

For small businesses, we are going to repeal the Liberals’ tax increases, make the Canada Revenue Agency’s rules less complex and undertake a system-wide review of the tax code to find ways to make it simpler, and more fair.

Conservatives understand small businesses are an important part of our economy, and we need to create an environment where they can thrive. That’s why we’re going to reduce regulations and taxes on small businesses.

You work hard for your money and you know better than anyone in Ottawa what you and your family need. Over the past four years, it has been increasingly hard to get by, let alone get ahead.

That’s why we’re committed to lowering your taxes and making life more affordable. Besides scrapping the carbon tax, we’re going to introduce a universal tax cut, make parental leave benefits tax free, remove the federal tax from home heating, and provide tax credits for things like children’s sports and art lessons.

It’s better to put money back in your pockets than in the government’s.

For the past 13 years, I have proudly represented the great province of Alberta and have faithfully served the people of central Alberta. I grew up here; this is the place my family and I call home.

I am as invested as you are to ensure Alberta can prosper once again. I’m asking for your support so we can elect a government that lives within its means, and works hard each day to ensure Canadians can get ahead.

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