Regional Collaboration

Regional collaboration will empower St. Albert to continue as a vibrant, economically sustainable, world-class independent city within the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.

St. Albert is regarded as one of the best places in Canada to live, work and raise a family.  To sustain this enviable reputation, St. Albert must refrain from adopting an isolationist policy of self-centered determinism.

To succeed as a community, we need to work collaboratively with our neighbours to be an economically dynamic region, to have progressive, effective and efficient land use planning, to embrace a regional service delivery model for public transportation, utility services and social supports.  By choosing a collaborative approach, St. Albert has the potential to be a leading voice in launching initiatives that will benefit all our communities.

To this end, I am committed to serve St. Albert by engaging in respectful, professional and knowledgeable discourse.  I will accomplish this by:

  1. Actively and enthusiastically supporting the Capital Region Board.
  2. Working with Sturgeon County on a mutually beneficial boundary adjustment.
  3. Adhering to the Capital Region Board Growth Plan 2.0 land use plan and established municipal development densities.
  4. Working with Edmonton and other public transit service providers to establish a regional public transit operating entity.
  5. Establishing, as a long-term goal, the provision of enhanced accessible transportation options to the disabled within St. Albert and within the region as a whole.
  6. Advocating with the Edmonton International Airport authority to enhance the business access and services available at the Villeneuve Regional Airport.
  7. Advocating for enhanced regional health supports to address growing needs for dementia care and continuing care (SL3 and SL4).