Interview with Dean Shular, Wildrose

  • Apr. 13, 2012 2:00 p.m.

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Q: What is your basic platform? 

A: I am running on a platform of change.  It is time to remove a Government that has lost touch with the wishes of Albertan’s.  To let the people of Alberta have a say how their tax dollars are spent instead of being told what is best for them.

 

Q: What personal qualities and recent major achievements do you bring to the table that makes you the best choice for MLA?

A: One of my personal qualities is my ability to listen.  I want to hear what the people of this constituency have to say.  If you listen people will tell you what they want, my job then would be their advocate in government.  I have spent the last 5 ½ years as a Town Councillor for Drayton Valley, so I have political experience .  I also have business and management experience, having run the Sears store in Drayton Valley as well as owning a few small businesses in the last 20 years.

 

Q: Are there any rural issues specific to Leduc County that you will focus on?

A: There are a few issues that I am hearing about.  Some of these are not just specific to Leduc County, but include; property rights, electricity  rates, MLA pay and benefits and others. I will definitely be pushing these issues.  One issue that is specific to Leduc County is highway 19.  This highway is a major concern and needs to be upgraded.  I have heard this message loud and clear and will be advocating to have this done.

 

Q: Rank by importance the top five issues you personally want to deal with if elected, and please state how do you propose to deal with them?

A: The top 5 issues that I see for this constituency are; property rights, electricity  rates, MLA pay and benefits, highway 19 and environmental issues with our lakes.  The first 3 issues I have listed are relatively easy to deal with as the Wildrose has a policy on these.  The last 2 will take more work and it will be my job to be the advocate and convince other MLA’s to support me and solve these issues.  The first thing I would do will be to talk to the people affected and build our case with facts that support our position.

 

Q: Why is the leader of your party best suited to be the Premier?

A: Danielle is an educated, very straight forward, down to earth person that will listen to the people of Alberta.  She has a common sense attitude with the ability to get things done.  There is simply no other leader in this Province that has the ability, drive and will power to put this Province as the leader on the global economy.

 

Q: What changes do you see for this constituency over the next 4 years?

A: I see this constituency finally having a say in government and not being told what government wants.  I see more stable funding for municipalities, more money in the pockets of taxpayers, a better health care system, more stable funding for education and more input and choice for constituents.

 

Other comments?

Over the last 41 years the people of Alberta have been controlled by the PC Party, with Albertan’s losing their rights and freedoms.  In the past there has been very little choice when it comes to political parties, you now finally have a choice.  A Wildrose Choice.  It is time for change.  Vote Wildrose!

 

Q: If your election depended on you getting up and singing a karaoke song, which song will you choose? 

A: I would choose Nickelback “If today was your last day”. 

 

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