Economy, collection & spending of city revenue
Emile supports building a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose sports complex.
“we will start building a world class sport complex at the most suitable location in the city and partner with investors (so Calgarians do not have to be burdened by extra taxes).”
Emile supports a tax freeze and reform to “cut waste, duplication, unwise spending and postpone non-urgent and ill-conceived projects in order to be able to save money and freeze tax for a period of time without cutting services.”
Stance on trending social issues & public policy
Plan to address climate, energy & resources
When asked about his stance on fluoride, Emile says he leans against putting it in our water.
Governance philosophy & guiding principles
Emile Gabriel’s father was his first role model. Despite knowing that he had only a few months to live, he continued to work tirelessly to the last minute in the service of others. As a doctor, he was dedicated to his community, especially the poor, whom he chose to treat for free. He passed away at the young age of 42, due to kidney disease, but passed on his commitment and passion for serving others to his children (Emile was 11, 1/2 years young at that time).
As a young person, Emile was instilled with the values of giving to others and motivated by his parent’s inspiring examples.
Emile Gabriel is a product of the land of the Great Pyramids and is proud to be a Canadian by choice. He has enjoyed many opportunities to travel, work and live, in different parts of the world. He chose Canada as his new home because it embodied the values which he strongly believes in, including freedom, respect to others, equality and democracy.
Throughout his learning journey and his university education, he has completed a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering at the University of Alexandria and took advanced courses in cities’ planning and transportation at both Universities of Alberta and of Calgary, in addition to courses and lab testing and training with Alberta Transportation. Later, he obtained a PhD degree in Project Management Specialization from the University of Calgary.
In order to support himself, Emile took jobs like working in a bakery, paint manufacturing firm, warehouses, loading docks, and security officer at Calgary Airport. He worked also with Manulife Assurance Company, selling insurance and helping in Estate planning. He worked with Alberta Transportation, building Highways, Bridges and Airports. During that time, he went to the University of Alberta to upgrade his knowledge in transportation.
As an entrepreneur by nature, he took a leap into the business world, started a small paving company, followed by starting his own businesses in the food industry (coffee trucks and small food kiosks at the farmers market). His first-hand personal experience made him sensitive to other Calgarians’ struggle in making a living, building a life and providing for family.
Having an affinity for research and innovation, he joined the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Calgary and worked at the Bio-Mechanical Engineering Department. There, he began conducting simultaneous research working on options for human meniscus cartilage repair to find methods to repair the meniscus cartilage in the human knee, as a result of sports injuries. Concurrently, in the engineering field, his research work was aiming at avoiding Highways’ premature crack , in order to save millions of dollars in maintenance and rebuilding cost.
Emile has since completed a PhD at the University of Calgary, Department of Civil Engineering with specialization in Project Management. He runs a successful management consulting practice, working with firms and managers to assist in developing their business models and improving effectiveness and efficiency.
University of Calgary
University of Alexandria
Management Consultant (1995 - 2017)
Consultant (2011 - 2013)
Construction Worker (1981 - 1986)