Economy, collection & spending of city revenue
Brent advocates for focusing on attracting businesses and spending less time “trying to justify decisions.”
“If people have jobs, businesses and families can survive, and our economy will once again flourish
Brent advocates for reducing red tape and circular movement between departments and City Hall, to “create the single biggest move to create the largest bang for the buck.”
Brent promises to reform taxes by controlling spending and putting an end to building slush funds.
“Taxes are a by-product of misguided priorities and overspending.”
Stance on trending social issues & public policy
Plan to address climate, energy & resources
Brent is against putting fluoride in our drinking water.
Governance philosophy & guiding principles
Brent vows to be accountable to Ward 3, and always be available for phone calls and emails.
“I want to know everyone’s opinion, even non-supporters, as it takes an entire community to create productive and lasting change.”
Brent advocates for a 2-term limit for the Mayor and Councillors.
Brent vows to perform a compensation review for council and administration.
“There are many people out there that have lost everything. I will move to creating a hiring a wage freeze for all administrators.”
I would like to introduce myself as your candidate of choice for the upcoming Ward 3 Calgary election. I am running in this election because I am tired of watching as council taxes Calgary residents without mercy, all the while spending like it’s the good old days, then trying to justify their decisions as being fiscally appropriate. We are in tough times, due to COVID restrictions, the collapse of the oil & gas industry due to poor government policy, and the outright devastation of businesses and jobs in Calgary. We need to elect people with real experience who have the ability to actually listen and govern the complexities of city bureaucracies.
I started my career as a journeyman millwright, welder; a blue-collar guy who has become successful in managing up to, and including, $20 million businesses in some of the most challenging environments. This coupled with my political experience, practical fiscal approach, and life experiences makes me the best candidate to serve the residents and business owners of Ward 3. I am a collaborative leader who values all opinions and one who will not stop doing what is needed until your concerns are addressed and/or met. I also believe everyone offers value and the best ideas come from the oddest of places. I am a leader who will provide an actual answer when people ask me a question as I believe people deserve nothing less.
I see myself as an entrepreneur; I am the President of the consulting firm,” Pro-B Management Inc,” author of the book “The Profit Process,” and co-owner of www.KidsThink.ca. With my governance and management experience, I understand budgets and have met payroll at many levels. I have also signed the front of cheques, not just the back of them. After all, the city of Calgary is a corporation and we need experienced, skilled and diverse people like myself who understand how a corporation needs to be governed. As an efficiency expert, I will bring the expertise I have gathered over the past 40 years in both the private and public sectors, into local government.
I am grateful for the knowledge I have gained from working in various industrial sectors as well. I have experienced firsthand the barriers companies and governments face, and what helps them shift out of neutral, and create more constructive thinking patterns that bring more profits and successful ventures. Over the last 20 years, I have successfully developed and implemented numerous systematic plans for fixing processes and procedures, and diagnosing company culture challenges.
Over the last 15 years, I have been managing departments and businesses with functionality problems. I have helped companies increase productivity by creating and implementing operational best practices. In my book “The Profit Process” I talk about this and how to overcome challenges.
I was born and raised in Campbell River, B.C. I worked at a very large Pulp & Paper mill for 20 years. I was also elected as a City Councillor in the early 90’s. I have called Alberta my home since 1997. I am married and have three wonderful children who have blessed this grandfather with six precious grandchildren. I have a great love for the outdoors and have many hobbies and interests including: hockey, music, camping, scuba diving, and being a very skilled handyman. I am also a certified personal trainer and have spent 12 years in politics.
Mount Royal University (2000)
President & CEO (2015 - present)
General Manager (2013 - 2015)
Operations Manager (2011 - 2013)
Plant Manager (2008 - 2011)
Plant Manager (2007 - 2008)
Product Coordinator - Western Hemisphere Service Manager (2000-2006)