Jordan Mac Isaac
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Jordan has overcome many challenges in his life, and this has taught him to put everything he has into everything he does. After a near-fatal car accident as a teenager, his recovery tested him and ultimately defined him. His outlook on life is “if you are not doing your best, then don't bother doing it at all”. He applies this drive not only to himself, but also to the world around him; he wants to make things the best they can be for everyone.
Jordan graduated from St. Mary's High School in the heart of downtown Calgary before enrolling in the Culinary Program at S.A.I.T. and spending a few years working at restaurants and bars in Calgary.
In time, Jordan had an opportunity to become a Steam-Fitter and embraced his new trade as a long-term career. From local jobs in Calgary to working in the Oil Sands in Fort McMurray, he has worked all over Alberta to earn his Red Seal Journeyman Certification.
While working for Suncor, one of the Quality Control managers told him “there are people doing this job with half the commitment and knowledge that you have. Maybe you should give it a try.” He took those words to heart and began to focus his career on Quality Control. These same words gave him pause while watching the debacle of the current Alberta PC government. In contemplating how he could make a difference for his fellow Albertans, he was struck by the words of Jim Prentice who said “in terms of who is responsible, we need only look in the mirror. Basically, all of us have had the best of everything and have not had to pay for what it costs.” It didn’t sit well with Jordan. He knew that there should be less self-serving people leading the province.
While ruminating on these feelings and ideas the Green Party of Alberta asked him if he was interested in running for MLA, and he felt that he could better represent Albertans than the current MLAs. So began his journey to M.A.C. (Make A Change). You can follow his story at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1600058016898640/
On a more personal note, Jordan spends his spare time like most Albertans: taking care of his home and spending time with family and friends. While travelling through England, France, Spain, and Italy, he saw what those countries are doing differently and what we can learn from them. Jordan sees no reason why we can’t adapt what is proven to work elsewhere to our way of life here in Alberta. Alberta needs to be the leader and set a great example for the rest of our great nation. Relying solely on unsustainable resources is not a sound strategy; we need to also be creating new jobs and new opportunities throughout Alberta by making it easier for entrepreneurs and industries to create the better future now that will we want to transition toward tomorrow.
Politics needs to be about the people’s needs, and not about the politicians and political parties competing with one another. Cooperation and mediation are essential to find the best solution.