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  1. 1. Rebooting Alberta The Citizens’ Way! Satya Brata Das Alberta Party Policy Conference Red Deer, 13 November 2010
  2. 2. Rich! Government of Alberta spends $110 million a day on its 3.8 million people . . .
  3. 3. . . . Assets, not Debt • $47 billion in total financial assets by March 2011 after covering the projected budget deficit • Source: Government of Alberta Budget 2010
  4. 4. Privileged! TD Bank studies: “Northern Tiger” Alberta has highest standard of living in North America
  5. 5. . . . We have the lowest taxes Are they too low? Source: Government of Alberta Ministry of Finance and Enterprise
  6. 6. So why are we angry?
  7. 7. No faith in our politicians 9% 4% 19% 45% 23% 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
  8. 8. . . . Or in our government 10% 25% 17% 25% 21% 2% 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
  9. 9. … we have no influence 30% 28% 13% 6% 2% 21% 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
  10. 10. And we aren’t heard 31% 30% 14% 3% 2% 20% 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
  11. 11. MPs: No Better 16% 27% 23% 22% 11% 1% 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
  12. 12. Where did we go wrong?
  13. 13. It’s not just us! Seven behaviours driving discontent
  14. 14. Wealth without Work
  15. 15. Pleasure without Conscience
  16. 16. Knowledge without Character Bernard Madoff sentenced to 150 years for Ponzi scheme
  17. 17. Science without Humanity Hiroshima, August 1945, survivors of the first use of nuclear weapons
  18. 18. Commerce without Morality The market needs Rules and Regulations!
  19. 19. Worship without Sacrifice
  20. 20. Politics without Principles
  21. 21. Gandhi’s 1925 Insight is True Today!
  22. 22. Gandhi’s Remedy: understand the suffering of others give wing to the fallen abandon ego and pride serve the divinity within all
  23. 23. Can Canada brag we’re “best in the world?” Or can we aspire to something more worthy?
  24. 24. But Alberta can Aspire to Being the Best for the World
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. And it starts with You . . .
  27. 27. . . . when you speak truth to Power
  28. 28. . . . with the courage of your convictions
  29. 29. So how do you know you’re right?
  30. 30. When your actions align with our values
  31. 31. Mapping Albertan Values
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. $1 Billion a Month Health Care Percent of respondents agreeing or strongly agreeing with the statement Albertan Values Mapping – LPN Survey 2010
  34. 34. What we want from our health care Albertan Values Mapping – LPN Survey 2010 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Skilled Knowledgeable Caring and compassionate Thorough Responsible Ethical Respectful Dependable Collaborative care Responsive Commitment Patience Confident Supportive Resourceful
  35. 35. Oil Sands Stewardship = “Social License to Operate” 2 6 10 12 14 18 19 20 Development Land use Reclamation- pace Water Greenhouse Ecological monitoring Habitat Reclamation- type Albertan Values Mapping – Oilsands Survey 2010
  36. 36. The Democratic Petro-State
  37. 37. Our take from Our Oil
  38. 38. Our Common Wealth
  39. 39.  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: Sustainable energy for the world
  40. 40. 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.
  41. 41. Rebooting Alberta: Grow the Nano Economy 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
  42. 42. 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 RailRebooting Alberta: High Speed Rail
  43. 43. Carbohydrate economy to complement the hydrocarbon economy using starches and sugars in crops and forests Rebooting Alberta: The Bio Economy 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?
  44. 44. Alberta leading in societal development • wellness • literacy • connectivity • community • diversity • inclusion • sustainability Rebooting Alberta: Aspirations for our society Rebooting Alberta: Aspirations for our society
  45. 45. You can be the change you want to see in the world!
  46. 46. “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
  47. 47. Leadership begins in the mirror!
  48. 48. All you need is. . .
  49. 49. Inspiration. . . Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery! None but ourselves can free our minds!
  50. 50. And Action!
  51. 51. GAME ON!

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