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Politician Profile

Brad Field

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"At a time when the City has most needed leadership, Calgary has barely been managed amidst the bickering. The City of Calgary needs to be led and Brad Field is that leader."

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Policy cards

Economic

Taxes, spending & infrastructure

Train to the Mountains

Brad supports the current feasibility study by the provincial and federal government who are studying a rail link from YYC airport to Banff via downtown Calgary. 

"World Class cities have convenient, inexpensive airport transportation. Calgary is losing millions of mountain visitors who don't pause to visit our downtown. Brad will work to make it easier for them to do so." 

Spending in the Arts

Brad advocates for expanding Calgary's foundations in film, video, animation and entertainment.

Brad wants a brilliant arts and culture scene: music, art galleries, performing arts, street buskers, restaurants and bars and street art.

 

Support the Green Line

Brad supports timely completion of a south to north Green Line. 

Brad will ask Council to hold  on all further use of taxpayer dollars until City Council can get to the bottom of reported cost overruns and uncertainties around scope and cost of the Green Line.

 

Promote Tourism

"Calgary can be a destination city for tourists seeking world-class attractions."

To attract tourists, Brad supports building the Events Centre, Green Line, BMO and Arts Common Expansion. 

 

Social

social issues & public policy

Compassionate City

"Our city must be welcoming and supportive of everyone, irrespective of gender, race, religion or gender. We must support those who need extra help." 

Brad supports building an accepting and open society that allows everyone to participate, thrive and belong, including members of the LGBTQ2+ community, women, youth, people of colour, Indigenous and new Canadians. 

Truth & Reconciliation

Brad supports truth & reconciliation, as well as listening and learning about the challenges our Indigenous neighbours face. 

Affordable Housing

Brad supports providing safe, stable, affordable housing to those who need a hand up. 

"Putting a roof over the heads of people is not only the compassionate thing to do, but also saves money by reducing the need for emergency services, and making it more effective to provide assistance." 

Police Sensitivity Training

Brad advocates for increased support for the police and other agencies for training on mental health, addictions and religious and cultural sensitivity for emergency responders. 

Relax Noise Bylaws

Brad advocates for relaxing noise bylaws to incentivize more music, arts and festivals downtown. 

Environment

climate, energy & Sustainability

Climate Action

Brad is committed to climate change adaptation and mitigation as a priority for the city. 

Green City Buildings

Brad supports investment in programs to achieve 25% energy reduction in municipal buildings by 2030.

Leadership

philosophy & guiding principles

Transform City Hall Culture

Brad will lead the charge for a change of attitude at City Hall, and champion key metrics that citizens should expect from their services.

 

"Instead of Council coming to Calgarians for a rubber stamp on what they think are the key priorities of the city, Brad will advocate for much earlier citizen input to enable citizens to build the city’s budgeting process from the ground up."

Term Limits

To increase accountability at City Hall, Brad has committed to remain no longer than two terms if elected Mayor, and asks City Councillors to do the same. 

Virtual Hub for Community Engagement

"By engaging in new ways for the 21st century, Council will gain better feedback, increase engagement in communities, and incentivize citizens to be involved in the community."  

Economic

Economy, collection & spending of city revenue

Reduce Red Tape

Brad supports expansion of the Business and Local Economy initiative that will reduce roadblocks and red tape to make the city more business friendly.

Train to the Mountains

Brad supports the current feasibility study by the provincial and federal government who are studying a rail link from YYC airport to Banff via downtown Calgary

“World Class cities have convenient, inexpensive airport transportation. Calgary is losing millions of mountain visitors who don’t pause to visit our downtown. Brad will work to make it easier for them to do so.” 

Spending in the Arts

Brad wants a brilliant arts and culture scene: music, art galleries, performing arts, street buskers, restaurants and bars and street art.

Brad advocates for expanding Calgary’s foundations in film, video, animation and entertainment.

Support the Green Line

Brad supports timely completion of a south to north Green Line. 

Brad will ask Council to hold  on all further use of taxpayer dollars until City Council can get to the bottom of reported cost overruns and uncertainties around scope and cost of the Green Line.

Vibrant Downtown

Brad’s plan to revitalize downtown includes attracting start-ups and large businesses. 

To fill the downtown core, Brad wants to convert vacant office space into residential or mixed-use spaces.

Tourism

To attract tourists, Brad supports building the Events Centre, Green Line, BMO and Arts Common Expansion. 

“Calgary can be a destination city for tourists seeking world-class attractions.”

Social

Stance on trending social issues & public policy

A Compassionate City

Brad supports building an accepting and open society that allows everyone to participate, thrive and belong, including members of the LGBTQ2+ community, women, youth, people of colour, Indigenous and new Canadians. 

“Our city must be welcoming and supportive of everyone, irrespective of gender, race, religion or gender. We must support those who need extra help.” 

Affordable Housing

Brad supports providing safe, stable, affordable housing to those who need a hand up. 

“Putting a roof over the heads of people is not only the compassionate thing to do, but also saves money by reducing the need for emergency services, and making it more effective to provide assistance.” 

Truth & Reconciliation

Brad supports truth & reconciliation, as well as listening and learning about the challenges our Indigenous neighbours face. 

Police Sensitivity Training

Brad advocates for increased support for the police and other agencies for training on mental health, addictions and religious and cultural sensitivity for emergency responders. 

Clean to the Core

Brad advocates for a downtown safety summit to look for ways to collaborate and reduce the spate of gender-based violence, hate, intolerance and petty crime in the core. He advocates for further action to address the root causes of addiction issues such as poverty, housing and healthcare.

“When downtown is safe and healthy, thriving economy, we can truly begin our economic revitalization in the core.” 

 

Relax Noise Bylaws

Brad advocates for relaxing noise bylaws to incentivize more music, arts and festivals downtown. 

Environment

Plan to address climate, energy & resources

Climate Action

Brad is committed to climate change adaptation and mitigation as a priority for the city. 

Green City Buildings

Brad supports investment in programs to achieve 25% energy reduction in municipal buildings by 2030.

Leadership

Governance philosophy & guiding principles

Transform City Hall Culture

Brad will lead the charge for a change of attitude at City Hall, and champion key metrics that citizens should expect from their services.

“Instead of Council coming to Calgarians for a rubber stamp on what they think are the key priorities of the city, Brad will advocate for much earlier citizen input to enable citizens to build the city’s budgeting process from the ground up.”

Term Limits

To increase accountability at City Hall, Brad has committed to remain no longer than two terms if elected Mayor, and asks City Councillors to do the same. 

Budgeting Based on Citizen Priorities

Brad will reach out to taxpayers rather than reaching in to their pockets, advocating for a better way to budget based on the real priorities of citizens and communities.

Virtual Hub for Community Engagement

Brad supports building a Virtual Community Engagement Hub to better engage with citizens.

“By engaging in new ways for the 21st century, Council will gain better feedback, increase engagement in communities, and incentivize citizens to be involved in the community.”  

MORE ABOUT BRAD

Brad is a hardworking, roll-up-his-sleeves, and get-the-job-done leader. He is the president of BRC Group, a North American industry leader specializing in commercial vehicle repair and refurbishment. He has built businesses in industries including healthcare, fire suppression, heavy equipment repair, and real estate.

Calgary was built by builders, doers, and risk-takers. That defines Brad. In his businesses over the past 25 years, he has delivered quality services at a reasonable cost and created hundreds of jobs, putting food on the tables of many Calgarians. He knows how job creation happens because he’s done it. He will take that same collaborative, results-focused approach to city hall.

Brad is also a community builder. Believing in – and practicing – everyone’s chance to have an opportunity, Brad is a coach, board member, donor, and chairperson with several Calgary organizations including the Terminator Foundation (addictions and mental health) as now-former chair. A current member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and a past member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Brad enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs. He is a long-time board member of Business For Calgary Kids which supports children’s charities and programs. The recipient of Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellowship, Brad is committed to supporting – often anonymously – individuals and families in need.

Brad Field is a Calgary success story. He moved to Calgary as a child and realized early the opportunity this city offers. He met his wife Sheryl in 10th grade at E.P. Scarlett High School. They married in 1988 and raised their three children here.

Brad knows how job creation happens because he’s done it. He will take that same collaborative, results-focused approach to City Hall.

Brad has a deeply rooted desire to give back to the city that has given him the best things in his life. Brad is always looking for opportunities and solutions to the issues that will define Calgary’s future and improve people’s lives here in our city, in our neighbourhoods, for our families.

Education & work experience

President (1993 - present)

  • Acted as President and CEO of BRC, a heavy vehicle repair and maintenance company with offices in Calgary and Las Vegas. 

Chair

  • Former Chair of the Terminator Foundation, a youth addiction and mental health charity. 
 

President

  • Acted as President & CEO of Just In Case Fire, a fire suppression company with patented technologies. 

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