Epidemics, economic recovery, climate change – a mixed bag for Calgary major issues. CBC News

The 30-year-old engineer, 66-year-old grandfather, and 49-year-old scientist agree that they cannot agree on a clear, big issue that could dominate this federal election campaign.

He is part of a large group of people participating in a series of panel discussions and focus groups for CBC News during the three federal and municipal elections.

Now their main focus is on Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s September 20 run-off election.

During the campaign, each had different views and opinions on what was most important to them – and to some extent there was a slight overlap.

Some liked the work of the Liberal leader, while others hated it and hoped that conservative Erin Otole would win the majority government.

The campaign is already in its third week, so we wanted to know what was on our minds for some of our panelists. There are many issues with who you ask and how you are politically motivated.

Forty-nine-year-old local scientist Chris Oley has identified the COVID-19 pandemic as the number one concern. One of the girls is 11 years old and has not been vaccinated.

Oo Lele wants to see how the federal government handles the epidemic “well” and how it handles the “global emergency” in the weeks and months of the fourth wave.

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He believes the federal government will play a role and is upset that the state government has taken over the crisis, saying it is too political.

Oo Lee also wants federal programs to help reduce carbon emissions. He wants to see discounts and subsidies for things like high-efficiency stoves, water heaters and electric vehicles.

Jobs, economy, spending

Debbie Warsley, a 66-year-old retired grandmother, returned to Calgary after working as a wage earner in the Northwest Territories.

Warsley wants to see greater economic diversity in the West, perhaps more industrial and manufacturing expansion. She feels that she is being given more attention in the areas of infrastructure and technology.

Not everyone can be on construction and not everyone is qualified to be in technology, there must be a middle ground somewhere.

Warsley wants to see more work done at government expense to recruit members of the Canadian Army.

Warsley is worried about her daughter, who has been out of work for two years. As a daughter, she wants to see many opportunities for those who have taken training courses but are inexperienced.

“Before the outbreak, she completed her assistant pharmacy training [program] At one of the local vocational colleges, and because of the fact … she has no experience, she has not been able to find a job in this field, ”said Warsley.

Economic recovery

Jeff Yip, 30, was born and raised in Alberta, an oil and gas engineer in the oil and gas industry. He is married and has one and three year old daughters. He describes himself as a socialist but more enlightened when it comes to social issues.

He says he has not had such optimism in the industry since energy prices rose again this year and prices fell in 2014-15.

He listed economic recovery as a major issue and preferred to see less government intervention.

I think economic recovery comes from people who are involved in the economy like us.

I think in Alberta, we see a lot of issues that the government can obstruct in this way. And I guess maybe I’m looking for parties and more that will create economic recovery. That does not stop it from happening naturally.

It is a long-term approval process for large, energy infrastructure projects, particularly the transition from Alberta to oil markets.

Demonstrators protest in December 2019 against the Trans Mountain Pipeline project in Vancouver. (Jonathan Howard / Canadian Press)

“There’s a big chill. I don’t think anyone is willing to come up with big, new ideas,” Epp said.

“Especially if we want to continue to grow in the Alberta wealth sector, that would be a great pleasure for me, someone who is willing to say, ‘At least here’s how big such a project can go.

He wants to see a more balanced environmental policy: “That doesn’t put one of our most important industries under the bus.”

He also agrees with Worcesley about Canada’s growing debt burden.

Being a millennium in Alberta, you are basically, perhaps, the most vulnerable to any other huge debt burden in the country, because we have to pay, per capita, that disproportionate share, there.

Taxation is a major issue for Albertine

A recent national study by the Angus Reid Institute 158 Alberta focused on tax, transparency and honesty in government in the province of Pretoria, managing inefficiencies, improving access to health care, and climate change.

The online survey was conducted August 20-23 and included 1,692 Canadians (158 Albertan). The study was sent to the Angus Reid Institute, where the percentage of error estimates for Alberta results was eight or 19 times added or subtracted by 19 times.


Brian Labibi is a corporate reporter with CBC Calgary. If you have good story ideas or tips, you can find them at bryan.labby@cbc.ca or on Twitter @CBCBryan.

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