As a business owner, mom, and wife, I totally understand the stress and strains placed upon average Canadians each and every day. Although not a politician, in my professional career I have worked in Health Care, worked for the Department of National Defence, have owned an Aerospace & Defence Company, and currently own an independent financial planning and investment securities firm. In my present role as the President, Ultimate Designated Person (UDP), and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of WealthTerra Capital Management Inc., I understand intimately the regulatory overburden placed on small business.
As a Level 1 Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), I work with individual Canadians as they prepare to meet the challenges of retirement, put their children through school, and struggle to pay an array of forever increasing taxes. I understand the frustrations of Canadians and I have the energy and the passion to push Ottawa for positive change.
I am honoured and excited to represent the people of Banff – Airdrie in the upcoming election. There is plenty of work to be done between now and then, but I want you to know that I truly believe we can win this election! I believe wholeheartedly in the principles of Freedom, Responsibility, Fairness, and Respect. I try to live by these principles and advocate them to my clients and other industry members. I believe Canadians are ready to embrace fresh ideas and deserve a higher level of integrity from their government officials. I had never thought I would enter the political arena, but for many years now, I have been less than pleased with the lack of leadership in this Country. When I first heard an interview with Maxime Bernier, I was pleasantly surprised and somewhat shocked, that a politician had the courage to speak up on principles and say what was not always popular, but needed to be said. I kept a close eye on this “unicorn” of politics and now feel that Canadians finally have a voice that speaks for all of us; our families, and our country.
I look forward to meeting all of you over the next few weeks and months. I am asking for your encouragement and support as volunteers, contributors, and friends. The time is now. Let’s grasp this opportunity together!