OUR ALBERTA, OUR CANADA, OUR FUTURE

Inheriting the greatest country in the world, Canada, and a great province, Alberta-what could be more exciting! Our parents and grandparents left us an awesome country and province with a strong economy and solid finances, making Canadians and Albertans the envy of the rest of the world.

We were left a great inheritance and Len is working with Albertans to ensure the same for our next generations.

Len has a wealth of political experience as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 5 terms as a Councillor with the City of St. Albert, Board Member for the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) and Board Member for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).  With almost 18 years of political experience plus 30 years of experience as a Teacher/Grade Coordinator with Greater St. Albert Catholic School District, Len has the knowledge and skills needed to carefully consider legislation brought forward in the Senate and the wisdom to consider the consequences for the future and recommend amendments as required.

The Senate is a chamber of sober second thought for legislation passed by the House of Commons. Len believes there are two qualifications to providing sober second thought in the Senate:

  1. You must have the best interests of all Albertans and Canadians in mind when considering legislation.
  2. You must be independent of party politics.

This is the reason Len is running as an independent candidate in the Senate election.  Albertans are practical people, looking for practical solutions.  They want someone to represent them who will support the best ideas brought forward, regardless of party affiliation. As an independent, Len is really a multi party candidate as he has strong support from Albertans who belong to all parties.

Municipally, Len has served (or is currently serving) on the following Boards and Committees:

  • Capital Region Transit Committee
  • Capital Region Advocacy Committee
  • Capital Region Governance Committee (Alternate)
  • Capital Region Board (Alternate)
  • Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Commission Board of Directors
  • Disaster Services Committee
  • Quasi-Judicial Standing Committee
  • St. Albert Seniors’ Working Group
  • Mayor’s Task Force on Physician Attraction (Alternate)
  • Big Lake Planning Coordination Committee
  • Northern Alberta Business Incubator
  • Inter-Municipal Development Plan Committee
  • Library Board
  • Annexation Negotiating & Mediation Team
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Capital Health Authority Municipal Advisory Committee
  • Capital Region Waste Minimization Advisory Committee
  • Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
  • Trans Canada Yellow Head Highway Association
  • RCMP Community Advisory Committee
  • Lois and Ted Hole Tribute Committee
  • Alberta Capital Region Alliance Board
  • Northern Lights and Hunter Ridge Development (St. Albert Mediation Team)
  • Sturgeon Health Unit
  • Sturgeon Foundation Board
  • Museum Board
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
  • Environment Committee
  • Aboriginal Day Committee
  • 2011 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games Committee
  • St. Albert Collaboration Agreement Working Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission (Chair)

Provincially, Len has served on the following Boards and Committees:

      • Director for Mid Size Cities, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association  (AUMA)
      • Director, Alberta Municipal Service Corporation (AMSC)
      • Director, Alberta Municipal Insurance Exchange (MUNIX)
      • Director, Alberta Municipal Services Corporation Insurance Services (AMSCIS)
      • Director, Alberta Municipal Employees Pension Plan (APEX)
      • Director, Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA)
      • Member, Minister’s Committee on Municipal Sustainability for Mid Size Cities (AUMA)
      • Vice Chair, Environment and Utilities Committee (AUMA)
      • Member, Municipal Governance Committee (AUMA)
      • Member, Alberta Transportation Public Highways Advisory Committee (AUMA)
      • Member, CASA Clean Air Strategy Project Team (CASA)
      • Alternate, Shared Governance-Watershed Planning Framework Project for Alberta Water Council (AUMA)
      • Chair, Municipal Aboriginal Relationships Action Forum (MARAF)

As Director of Cities, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA), Len signed a historic agreement on September 29, 2007 on behalf of the AUMA with Jim Short, President of the Alberta Native Friendship Centers Association.

Nationally, Len has served on the following Boards and Committees:

      • Director, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
      • FCM committees
        • Finance and Inter-Governmental Arrangements
        • Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development
        • Conference Planning
        • Social-Economic Development
        • Community Safety and Crime Prevention
        • Rural Caucus
        • Northern and Remote Forum
        • Prairies, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut Regional Committee
        • Vice Chair, Standing Committee on International Relations
        • Chair, International Programs Advocacy Committee
      • Canada Post National Committee
      • Public Safety Canada Committee
      • Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD)

Internationally, Len has worked on the following Projects:

      • Ukraine Project
      • United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) – Delegate
      • Enhancing the Cambodian Municipal Federation
      • Municipal Workshop in Tanzania
      • St. Albert – Dodoma, Tanzania Municipal Partnership
      • Habitat build in Nepal
      • Habitat build in Nicaragua

Len’s Volunteer Activities:

      • Salvation Army Red Kettle Christmas Campaign
      • Knights of Columbus
      • Star of the North Retreat Centre
      • Holy Family Parish
      • Lac Ste. Anne Aboriginal Pilgrimage
      • Habitat for Humanity
      • Volunteer driver for Seniors’ Center
      • Chateau Mission Court