Rebooting Alberta
The Citizens’ Way!
Satya Brata Das
Alberta Party Policy Conference
Red Deer, 13 November 2010
RICH!
Alberta spends
$110 million a day
on its
3.8 million people
PRIVILEGED!
TD Bank:
Albertans
better off
than all North
Americans
and ANGRY . . . Why?
Few satisfied with Stelmach government. . .
10%
25%
17%
25%
21%
2%
I am very satisfied with the Stelmach government
Slight...
… perhaps because half feel they have no
influence on the government
30%
28%
13%
6%
2%
21%
My opinions have no influence o...
Half of Albertans feel they are not being
listened to by their provincial government
31%
30%
14%
3%
2%
20%
I am not being ...
Strong distrust for established politicians
9%
4%
19%
45%
23%
Who do you trust the most to responsibly manage Alberta’s gr...
Fewer than 20% satisfied with Alberta MPs
16%
27%
23%
22%
11%
1%
I am satisfied with the way the Alberta-based Members of ...
Where did we go wrong?
It’s not just us!
Seven
behaviours
driving
discontent
Wealth without Work
Pleasure without Conscience
Knowledge without Character
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 diagnosis is true of our times!
Gandhi’s Remedy:
understand the suffering of others
give wing to the fallen
abandon ego and pride
serve the divinity withi...
Do we brag we’re
“best in the world?”
Or aspire
to something
more worthy?
A new Alberta Aspiration:
Being the best for the world
The best Alberta is built on. . .
 Freedom from fear
 Freedom from want
 Living together in community
with dignity
 In...
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?
Because your values
speak to our values
The Values Map of Alberta
Policy driven by Albertan values
- Conjoint Surveys on Albertans Values
Understand Learn Design
Leadership Values in 2010
Albertan Values Mapping – Reboot Alberta Survey of Progressives 2010
Curiosity
Religion
Generosi...
$1 billion a month health care
Percent of respondents agreeing or strongly agreeing with the statement
Albertan Values Map...
What we want from our health care
Albertan Values Mapping – LPN Survey 2010
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Skilled
Knowledgeable
Ca...
Albertan oil sands stewardship:
the “social license” to operate
2
6
10
12
14
18
19
20
Development
Land use
Reclamation-
pa...
The democratic petro-state
Our take from the oil we own
Our Common Wealth
 We have $15 trillion worth of oil sands wealth.
 Let’s fund the transition
to sustainable
energy, starting with
greener...
Rebooting Alberta:
Clean Energy for the World
 Greener oil sands; cleaner coal;
alternative energy; bio-energy and bio-
e...
Rebooting Alberta:
Grow the Nano Economy
Rebooting Alberta:
Grow the Nano Economy
•Powerful application
in medicine and
bi...
Investment-grade feasibility study by
Province: stand-alone high speed train line
needs fewer than two per cent of drivers...
Carbohydrate economy to complement the
hydrocarbon economy using starches and
sugars in crops and forests
Rebooting Albert...
Alberta leading in societal development
• wellness
• literacy
• connectivity
• community
• diversity
• inclusion
• sustain...
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
2...
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!
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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! Alberta spends $110 million a day on its 3.8 million people
  3. 3. PRIVILEGED! TD Bank: Albertans better off than all North Americans
  4. 4. and ANGRY . . . Why?
  5. 5. Few satisfied with Stelmach 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
  6. 6. … perhaps because half feel they have no influence on the government 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
  7. 7. Half of Albertans feel they are not being listened to by their provincial government 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
  8. 8. Strong distrust for established 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
  9. 9. Fewer than 20% satisfied with Alberta MPs 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
  10. 10. Where did we go wrong?
  11. 11. It’s not just us! Seven behaviours driving discontent
  12. 12. Wealth without Work
  13. 13. Pleasure without Conscience
  14. 14. Knowledge without Character
  15. 15. Science without Humanity Hiroshima, August 1945, survivors of the first use of nuclear weapons
  16. 16. Commerce without Morality The market needs Rules and Regulations!
  17. 17. Worship without Sacrifice
  18. 18. Politics without Principles
  19. 19. Gandhi’s 1925 diagnosis is true of our times!
  20. 20. Gandhi’s Remedy: understand the suffering of others give wing to the fallen abandon ego and pride serve the divinity within all
  21. 21. Do we brag we’re “best in the world?” Or aspire to something more worthy?
  22. 22. A new Alberta Aspiration: Being the best for the world
  23. 23. The best Alberta is built on. . .  Freedom from fear  Freedom from want  Living together in community with dignity  In harmony with one another,  . . . And with the natural world
  24. 24. And it starts with you . . .
  25. 25. . . . when you speak truth to Power
  26. 26. . . . with the courage of your convictions
  27. 27. So how do you know you’re right?
  28. 28. Because your values speak to our values
  29. 29. The Values Map of Alberta
  30. 30. Policy driven by Albertan values - Conjoint Surveys on Albertans Values Understand Learn Design
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. $1 billion a month health care Percent of respondents agreeing or strongly agreeing with the statement Albertan Values Mapping – LPN Survey 2010
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. Albertan oil sands stewardship: the “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
  35. 35. The democratic petro-state
  36. 36. Our take from the oil we own
  37. 37. Our Common Wealth
  38. 38.  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
  39. 39. 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.
  40. 40. 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
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. 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?
  43. 43. Alberta leading in societal development • wellness • literacy • connectivity • community • diversity • inclusion • sustainability Rebooting Alberta: Aspirations for our society Rebooting Alberta: Aspirations for our society
  44. 44. You can be the change you want to see in the world!
  45. 45. “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
  46. 46. Leadership begins in the mirror!
  47. 47. All you need is. . .
  48. 48. Inspiration. . . Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery! None but ourselves can free our minds!
  49. 49. And Action!
  50. 50. GAME ON!

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