Travis Toews, UCP Leadership Candidate, hosts supporters in Three Hills

Travis Toews

Travis Toews, MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti riding along with his wife Kim and a support team plus Miranda Rosin, MLA for Banff -Kananaskis to give her endorsement, met in the Three Hills Community Centre Lodge Room, on Saturday September 24.
Sara-Lyn Quist did not have much lead time to advertise his coming to Three Hills, but nevertheless there were a number of conservative faithful who were on hand to hear his presentation.
Mr. Toews gave a brief biographical sketch which included the following.:
• Alberta rural resident.
• Married with 3 children and 11 grandchildren.
• Professional Chartered Accountant.
• Has family cattle operation and was in an oilfield environmental company.
• Was head of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association.
• Entered politics in 2019, and was appointed Minister of Finance and delivered the first balance budget in over a decade.
Among the themes and vision items he highlighted were the following:
An entrepreneurial spirit leading to growth. Fiscal Discipline and leading to paying off the debt. To restore Unity among “conservatives” that allows diversity of perspectives but finding the Fundamental Values that unite.
A phrase repeated several times was: “Every voice around the table matters.”
An issue that Travis spent a lot of time on, and which was raised in question time has to do with Health Care and several aspects of it. First and foremost was the acknowledgment that AHS needs a complete overhaul or restructuring. Decentralization is a must. Alberta training for frontline workers is an essential, and also a more efficient credentialing of doctors coming to the province from outside Alberta.
Other concerns is the strengthening of Alberta within Confederation, Equalization and transfer adjustments, and an Alberta Pension Plan.
Under “inflation”, Travis summed up the “plan” as “Borrow less, Spend less, Tax Less.”