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  • Satya Das - Thursday, September 9th
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  • Rebooting Alberta The Citizens’ Way! Satya Brata Das Alberta Party Policy Conference Red Deer, 13 November 2010
  • Rich! Government of Alberta spends $110 million a day on its 3.8 million people . . .
  • . . . Assets, not Debt
    • $47 billion in total financial assets by March 2011 after covering the projected budget deficit
    • Source: Government of Alberta Budget 2010
  • Privileged! TD Bank studies: “Northern Tiger” Alberta has highest standard of living in North America
  • . . . We have the lowest taxes Are they too low? Source: Government of Alberta Ministry of Finance and Enterprise
  • So why are we angry?
  • No faith in our politicians Who do you trust the most to responsibly manage Alberta’s growth Brian Mason (NDP Party) David Swann (Liberal Party) Ed Stelmach (PC Party) None of the above Danielle Smith (Wildrose Alliance) Albertan Values Mapping – Cambridge Strategies Oil Sands Survey 2010
  • . . . Or in our government I am very satisfied with the Stelmach government Slightly agree Agree Completely agree Disagree Completely disagree Slightly disagree Albertan Values Mapping – Cambridge Strategies Oil Sands Survey 2010
  • … we have no influence My opinions have no influence on the government Slightly agree Agree Completely agree Disagree Completely disagree Slightly disagree Albertan Values Mapping – Cambridge Strategies Oil Sands Survey 2010
  • And we aren’t heard I am not being listened to by my provincial government Slightly agree Agree Completely agree Disagree Completely disagree Slightly disagree Albertan Values Mapping – Cambridge Strategies Oil Sands Survey 2010
  • MPs: No Better I am satisfied with the way the Alberta-based Members of Parliament, from any political party, are representing the interests of Albertans in Ottawa Slightly agree Agree Completely agree Disagree Completely disagree Slightly disagree Albertan Values Mapping – Cambridge Strategies Oil Sands Survey 2010
  • Where did we go wrong?
  • It’s not just us! Seven behaviours driving discontent
  • Wealth without Work
  • Pleasure without Conscience
  • Knowledge without Character Bernard Madoff sentenced to 150 years for Ponzi scheme
  • Science without Humanity Hiroshima, August 1945, survivors of the first use of nuclear weapons
  • Commerce without Morality The market needs Rules and Regulations!
  • Worship without Sacrifice
  • Politics without Principles
  • Gandhi’s 1925 Insight is True Today!
  • Gandhi’s Remedy: understand the suffering of others give wing to the fallen abandon ego and pride serve the divinity within all
  • Can Canada brag we’re “best in the world?” Or can we aspire to something more worthy?
  • But Alberta can Aspire to Being the Best for the World
  • The best Alberta is built on
    • Freedom from fear
    • Freedom from want
    • Living in community
    • with dignity
    • In harmony with one another,
    • . . . And the natural world
  • And it starts with You . . .
  • . . . when you speak truth to Power
  • . . . with the courage of your convictions
  • So how do you know you’re right?
  • When your actions align with our values
  • Mapping Albertan Values
  • Leadership Values in 2010 Albertan Values Mapping – Reboot Alberta Survey of Progressives 2010 Curiosity Religion Generosity Hope Creativity Courage Candour Honesty Integrity Personal responsibility Clarity Learning Empathy Respect for diversity Fiscal Responsibility Accountability Wisdom Environmental Stewardship Well being Transparency Equity Complexity
  • $1 Billion a Month Health Care Percent of respondents agreeing or strongly agreeing with the statement Albertan Values Mapping – LPN Survey 2010
  • What we want from our health care Albertan Values Mapping – LPN Survey 2010
  • Oil Sands Stewardship = “Social License to Operate” Albertan Values Mapping – Oilsands Survey 2010
  • The Democratic Petro-State
  • Our take from Our Oil
  • Our Common Wealth
    • We have $15 trillion worth of oil sands wealth.
    • Let’s fund the transition
    • to sustainable
    • energy, starting with
    • greener hydrocarbon
    • production.
    Rebooting Alberta: Sustainable energy for the world
  • Rebooting Alberta: Clean Energy for the World
    • Greener oil sands; cleaner coal; alternative energy; bio-energy and bio-economy.
    • The oil sands can make Canada the world’s first
    • clean-energy superpower.
  • Rebooting Alberta: Grow the Nano Economy
    • Powerful application in medicine and biotechnology; energy and environment; computing and telecommunications
    • Rearrange the way atoms act and behave in any form
    • Investment-grade feasibility study by
    • Province: stand-alone high speed train line
    • needs fewer than two per cent of drivers to
    • switch to make it economically viable.
    • Province assembles the right-of-way ;
    • private sector builds and operates to
    • government standards.
    • Multi-use right of way
    • can include buried high-voltage power
    • lines, fibre optics, oil and gas pipelines,
    • dedicated truck highway
    Rebooting Alberta: High Speed Rail
    • Carbohydrate economy to complement the
    • hydrocarbon economy using starches and
    • sugars in crops and forests
    Rebooting Alberta: The Bio Economy A zero-waste economy in which every product and by-product is processed to optimal value
    • Agriculture and wood fibre make insulation, textiles, building products, industrial papers, composite materials (even for auto parts), polymers, binders, fragrances, food wraps
    • Biomass to produce electricity; synthesis gas; liquid and solid fuels.
    Results?
    • Alberta leading in societal development
    • wellness
    • literacy
    • connectivity
    • community
    • diversity
    • inclusion
    • sustainability
    Rebooting Alberta: Aspirations for our society
  • You can be the change you want to see in the world!
  • “ I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul” Nelson Mandela by Yousuf Karsh, four months after release from 27 years of rigorous imprisonment INVICTUS
  • Leadership begins in the mirror!
  • All you need is. . .
  • Inspiration. . . Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery! None but ourselves can free our minds!
  • And Action!
  • GAME ON!