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With the provincial election on the horizon, I want to write specifically to other Calgary business owners and their workers with the hope of making some critical points in the 500 words available.

Not only are we losing the Canada we used to know, but we are also at risk of losing Alberta and the spirit of a prosperous and vibrant province that we have built and re-built over the years.

While 2022 wasn’t the greatest worldwide in the aftermath of COVID, Alberta remained one of the most successful economies regardless of the many challenges we faced. Some 48,000 migrants moved across the country to add to our population. However, it doesn’t match the thousands forced to leave due to job losses when the anti-fossil fuel campaign kicked in. After the 2015 election and the appearance of the NDP in the province, things changed. We even experienced ‘hired help’ from Ontario to change our lightbulbs and shower heads in our homes under the guise of good environment stewards. It seems we didn’t have the expertise. As usually happens under such governance, investment left the province and upwards of 180,000 jobs were lost along the way.

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Shane Wenzel

Shane is the President & CEO of the Shane Homes Group of Companies and the namesake. Shane's responsibilities include strategic direction for the companies, policy advice for the building industry through BILD Calgary, and political involvement through the Alberta Enterprise Group on the economy, making him an industry leader in his field. Shane's sales and marketing background comes from growing up with two entrepreneurial parents, Cal and Edith, and participating in a business advisory group. On the personal side, Shane considers himself a bit of a "tech junky" and social media influencer on various platforms. He's also proudly apart of the LGBTQ community.