ANDREW BERDAHL: Calling for more rational decision making

If you’re interested in changing the political landscape in the province, you’ll pay attention to the Alberta Party, said candidate Andrew Berdahl.

If you’re interested in changing the political landscape in the province

If you’re interested in changing the political landscape in the province, you’ll pay attention to the Alberta Party, said candidate Andrew Berdahl.

“We’re the ones calling for more rational decision making and increased transparency in our democratic institutions to hold the government more accountable,” said Berdahl, running in the Drumheller-Stettler riding. “We want to see less rigid adherence to political party dogma.”

That means creating a greater emphasis on leadership and communication and less on party influence.

MLAs should be working for the public, not their parties, he added.

Berdahl, 43, has been politically involved for a long time, he said, and over time it became more and more clear what he wanted to represent. The Alberta Party was a perfect match.

Berdahl was elected to Drumheller’s town council in 2007. Her serves on the disaster service committee, community futures, and the municipal planning commission.

“I have lots of experience working with municipal politics and understanding the relationship with the province,” he said. “I also understand what it means to be faithful to the overall goals of a community and how to balance priorities.”

Berdahl said he’d like to see more conversation on rural economic development and concrete ways fiscal responsibility can actually be carried out.

“We live in one of the best places possible,” he said. “But, in terms of culture, I’m concerned about the health of long-term democracy.”

Berdahl also teaches at Drumheller Valley Secondary School and is the head of the Drumheller Outreach School.

He was raised in Edmonton but moved to Drumheller, where his father’s family is originally from, 15 years ago.

He has two children.


Just Posted

Cannabis legalization won’t impact one Red Deer pot dispensary

Nothing changes for Compass Cannabis Clinic in Red Deer despite legalization

Cannabis retail store will open later in October in Red Deer

Two cannabis stores coming to downtown Red Deer

Neighbours drop opposition to Red Deer County communications tower

Communication tower to be located in Balmoral Heights

Legal cannabis comes with many unknowns: Red Deer County councillors

Councillors question how rural municipalities will be able to enforce cannabis regulations

Kitten season puts pressure on Red Deer shelter

More public education needed to control cat population

WATCH: Two weeks away from Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer

In just two weeks, Ponoka’s Shayna Weir will compete with the best… Continue reading

‘Start low, go slow’: Experts walk bud beginners through cannabis 101

With the countdown to cannabis legalization Wednesday ticking towards 4-20, some novice… Continue reading

NHL stays with status quo as Canada pot legalization looms

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a… Continue reading

Paul Stanley: Kiss farewell tour could include ex-members

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — It won’t be all night, but former members… Continue reading

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump

WASHINGTON — A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President… Continue reading

Canada open to growing trade with China now that USMCA is a done deal: PM

TORONTO — Canada is open to doing more business with China now… Continue reading

Pot shop raids “highly unlikely” on Wednesday: head of police chiefs

VANCOUVER — Police departments across Canada are fully prepared for marijuana legalization… Continue reading

Campers will be able to smoke cannabis at campsites in Canada’s national parks

Parks Canada says visitors should do their research on cannabis before going… Continue reading

U.S. pot firms urge Trump to deny Canadian producers’ ‘competitive advantage’

WASHINGTON — An American cannabis producer is warning President Donald Trump that… Continue reading

Most Read