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Dave is originally from the UK. He immigrated to Canada in 1972 and using his Geology and Chemistry degrees landed work in a booming oil patch. After years at various locations, Dave went back to school and earned his Journeyman Carpenter ticket and Red Seal Certification.
In the early 80's Dave settled in to Southwood to start a family and his own carpentry business just in time for a major oil bust. Dave maintained his residence in Southwood until now and continues to provide carpentry service to the Calgarians. Dave is now exercising his creative muscles through pastels and will be hosting his first art show at the Southwood branch of the Calgary Public Library in June of 2015.
Having lived through the last major oil bust, Dave is determined to lay a policy foundation that will stabilise our economy in the long term, and reduce the length of this bust in the short term.
Recognizing that the long term success in Alberta will ultimately be achieved by the upcoming generations, Dave's second priority is school funding. Dave will fight to increase funding to primary and secondary education such that class sizes can be reduced to manageable levels, and post secondary tuition will not increase.
It's time for something new. Together let's Change Alberta Politics!