The Real Plan Policy Blueprint: Democratic Reform in Alberta


September 28, 2006 :: Mark Norris
Moderated by Louella Cronkhite

Mark Norris is a leadership contender for the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta. He says that over the past two years he has met with thousands of Albertans and listened very closely to their concerns. “I have learned what really matters. Albertans are thirsty for a political process that helps get the future right”.

Mr. Norris will speak about:

• Adding democratic accountability to the spending process.

• Strengthening oversight of government spending and operations.

• Increasing the transparency of lobbying and government relations efforts.

• Democratizing and de-politicizing election dates.

• Increasing transparency in the funding of political parties and leadership races.

• Opening the debate about term limits for senior elected officials.

Speaker: Mark Norris

Mark Norris was born in Edmonton. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia before beginning his business and professional career in Edmonton. In 1990, Mark purchased the family business, an advertising and sign manufacturing company, which he ran from 1991 to 1999.
Entering provincial politics in 2001, Mr. Norris ran against and defeated Liberal Leader Nancy MacBeth in the riding of Edmonton-McClung. He served as Minister of Economic Development, responsible for Tourism and Industry, from 2001 to 2004.


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