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Politician Profile

Larry Heather

Larry Heather

"I pledge to restore the Lordship of Christ to the Mayor's Office in harmony with the Supremacy of God preamble of the Charter."

Policy cards

Economic

Economy, collection & spending of city revenue

Dissolving the Municipal Land Corporation

Larry advocates for dissolving the Municipal Land Corporation to “get the City out of profiting from the manipulation and speculation of land pricing.”

Spending in the Arts

Larry advocates for revoking the Public Art Policy. 

Lower Property Taxes

Larry advocates for drastically reducing property and business taxes, and “letting the business growth develop along consumer demand, not socialistic projections.”

The New Arena

Larry claims that the building of a new Arena can only be accomplished by ensuring drastic cutbacks in municipal spending and mandate drift and overreach. The lowering of property and utilities taxation will benefit all pro sports ventures in the City.

Social

Stance on trending social issues & public policy

Fighting Revisionism

Larry advocates for education on the “dangers of false historical revisionism of Canada’s History.”

He supports reversing the renaming of ‘Langevin Bridge’ to ‘Reconciliation Bridge’, halting the imposition of supplanted loyalties, and “dumping the invocation of Treaty Seven sovereignty that replaced the Council Prayer.”

Meritocracy Over Equity

Larry advocates for reversing the diversity, equal gender hiring mandates of the Civic Administration, Police Force, and Fire Department. 

“All positions to be merit based only.”

Church & State

Larry is committed to restore the Lordship of Christ over the Mayor’s Office to “honour the Supremacy of God as the basis for the Rule of law.”

War on Drugs

Larry advocates for work on cutting the supply chain of illegal drugs, educating citizens on the harm of “so-called legalized drugs” and tough action on the pushers of drugs.

Environment

Plan to address climate, energy & resources

Against Cycling Lanes

Larry advocates for reducing the cycle track network on major roads and limiting the growth of cycling lanes to proven usage only. 

Against the Carbon Tax

Larry advocates for refusing, as much as possible, all provincial and Federal funding based on “ill-defined Carbon Taxes, environmental penalties which are harmful to the oil and gas economy of Calgary.”

Against Green Urban Design

Larry advocates for repealing the “bankrupting and foolish, excessive urban designs of Imagine Calgary, The Municipal Development Plan, and the Calgary Transportation Plan”, restoring the “primacy of the automobile and truck to our mode of transportation”

Leadership

Governance philosophy & guiding principles

Cut Staffing by One-Third

Larry supports cutting city staff by one-third. 

“City Hall is a Growth Planning Monstrosity afflicted with the equivalent of Gigantism. Unnecessary and distortion producing growth due to pituitary tumor producing overproduction of growth hormone.”

Leadership at City Hall

Larry advocates for scale-back on the ‘royalty language’ of design. “We should serve the taxpayer, not the excessive vision of a bankrupting, #Socialust regime. Drastically reduce the amount of time spent In-Camera from the public scrutiny. From the current 25% to a median 7%.”

MORE ABOUT LARRY

Larry Heather,  67, was born in Vulcan, Alberta, and has been a resident of Calgary Southwest since 1956. Larry works in audio/visual transfers to new media and production of radio shows, and oral family/historical living histories. In the past he has had extensive experience in the logistics industry.

Utilizing his creative and management skills, Larry is a past board member of the Canadian Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller, where he continues in acting and behind the scenes maintenance for all 24 years of its history. Using his research, production, and presentation skills, Larry is a host of Gospel Road over the airwaves of southern Alberta for 11 years. It is here he enjoyed profiling many interesting Christian ministries and topics of relevant concern to those who believe the application of Judeo-Christian ethics to our society is integral to its survival.

In the last eight years, Larry has been doing volunteer research and website development for the William Aberhart Historical Foundation. The Foundation was initiated by the late Art Dixon, former Social Credit MLA and Speaker of the Alberta Legislature.

In combination with his Gospel Road radio shows, he has produced some 32 hours of radio shows on the William Aberhart legacy and the luminaries he mentored, including Ernest Charles Manning.

Larry has many interests and a love for reading, theatre, and movies. A lifelong learner, he holds a Bachelor of Religious Education from Briercrest Bible College, Sask., a Bachelor of Arts in Religion (Theatre Arts) from Rocky Mountain College, Calgary, and a graduate level Diploma of Christian Studies from Regent College, Vancouver. He has also graduated from the one-year programming course from CDI College Calgary and a web builder’s course at The Media Classroom.

Larry for many years was President of Christians Concerned For Life in Calgary, and organized and chaired the steering committee that birthed the Calgary Crisis Pregnancy Centre, now the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre, following hundreds of film showings on the pro-life cause in Alberta churches. He has taken active runs in elections on the Public School Board, Provincial MLA and Federal MP levels, running for the Christian Heritage Party in Calgary West (1993), and Calgary Southwest (1997, 2004, 2006, & 2008) and the Calgary Midnapore byelection in 2017. He ran as an Independent in the 2011 & 2015 Federal Election against Prime Minister Stephen Harper, providing a ballot home for pro-life and traditional family supporters who hold these values as determinant of our country’s continued future.

His 2013 first time running for Mayor of Calgary was election race number 15, and in 2017, his 20th run.

Education & Work Experience

Briercrest Bible College (1971 - 1975)

  • Pastoral and Missions Studies

 

Regent College

  • Diploma of Christian Studies

Producer (2008 - present)

Producer, Host (2001 - 2013)

  • Larry acted as a Gospel Radio producer & editor and was the past host of the Gospel Road Radio Show that conducted themed interview topics with related music. 

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