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Sep 03, 2018

First, I’d like to say I’m sorry. I know I’m emailing and calling and showing up on your doorstep. Some of you hear from me A LOT.

But it’s important.

Our province is suffering. I hear it every day on the campaign trail and through my work in corporate restructuring. From instituting a carbon tax to cancelling Power Purchase Agreements, the NDP has led the province’s finances into massive debt while worsening the tax burden on families. Calgary simply hasn’t rebounded from the recession- personal debt remains high and many people are still under or unemployed. With minimum wage set to go up, it doesn’t look like things will improve.

Like you, I’ve had ups and downs, and I’ve seen loved ones struggle through hardship. It is unacceptable to me that Calgarians' concerns, from flood mitigation to pipeline gridlock, are being largely ignored, or worse, bungled, by the Notley Government.

However, I am not a reactionary, nor am I motivated by fear. I recently sat down with a friend and told him a bit about where I come from, and what guides me in my pursuit of a better future. You can read that interview here: https://www.dougschweitzer.com/about 

Should I be chosen as your UCP candidate, I will always be available and listening to residents in Calgary-Elbow. 

If you haven’t already, please purchase a membership by August 24, so you can vote on September 13. Until then, I’ll keep calling or knocking on your door, or hoping to meet you at a coffee party.

Thank you,
Doug


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