Democracy deserves a better place onlinePolity is building it.
Polity is a neutral and non-partisan start-up based in Calgary, Alta., that deploys technology to improve elections. Our election marketplace is a platform that links voters and candidates. Our mission is to create a massive community of engaged voters, while enhancing the electability of candidates. Our commitment is to be a non-biased and trusted source of election information.
For voters, Polity is a learning and engagement tool designed to increase democratic participation, particularly among young voters, by aggregating in one place the candidates, issues, and debate.
For candidates, Polity provides a central portal where they can easily reach a critical mass of voters. By utilizing Polity's software and campaign services, candidates run a modern, smarter campaign.
Julian is a technology and media lawyer at Donna Purcell QC Law, an Alberta law firm that provides legal services over the cloud. He recently graduated from the University of Calgary with a combined JD/MBA, concentrating in corporate law and innovation. Julian wrote Polity’s business plan as the capstone project of his MBA at the Haskayne School of Business. He has participated in political elections at all levels of government.
Claudia is the Editor at Polity in charge of ethical and entertaining content production. She is an award-winning journalist (retired) and author. During her 40-year journalism career, she worked at the National Post, the Calgary Herald, the Montreal Gazette and the Toronto Star. Claudia is the author of The Canada Project, a new novel about the environmental campaign against oilsands. Claudia has a BAA in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University and an MSC in Political Science from the Universite de Montreal.
Steve is the managing partner of Blair and Co., a marketing agency focused on real estate branding and development. Steve graduated from the University of Calgary in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. In 2001, he began his career in real estate advertising with Consumer Strategies Group (CSG) in Edmonton. In 2007, he moved to Calgary to run CSG’s Calgary office. In 2011 he founded Leyte Blair which was changed to Blair and Co. in 2016. Steve participated in many election campaigns.
Blair & Co. Advertising
Blair & Co Advertising is a real estate and start-up marketing firm based in Calgary, Alta.
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Donna Purcell QC Law
Donna Purcell QC Law is a full-service, Alberta-wide law firm based in Red Deer, Alta.