‘It is by building great communities that we build great societies, and the first step is to give our communities the resources they need to flourish.’
– W. Carnegie
William Carnegie wants to fight to make sure that our communities are properly represented in the government and that every individual in East Calgary has a voice. He believes that the government should represent the best interests of its citizens, be transparent, and accountable.
As part of his commitment to his community, as your MLA he will donate 1/3 of his salary back into East Calgary.
Together with the support of his community he will push for the following;
- Support local small business
- Close corporate loopholes
- Cancel rail cars for oil shipments
- Electric vehicle tax credit
- Invest in high speed rail
- Progressive income tax
- Sustainable resource development
- Expand government education to post-secondary
It is important that we invest in our future. That means creating a place where new business can flourish and well paying jobs are the normal.
Prior to becoming the President of the Forest Lawn Community Association (FLCA), William was an advocate for Forest Lawn and East Calgary. In 2018, he created a program that increased the safety and pride of East Calgarians. Along with several volunteers, he drove through every alley in Forest Lawn and removed almost 22 thousand pounds of garbage – mattresses, couches, televisions, etc. That was the first step in making East Calgary a better place to live and he has carried that passion through to new efforts.
William is currently an advisor for the ‘Greater Forest Lawn – Neighborhood Grants Committee’ and leading the ‘Community Action Team’ for 12 Community Safety Initiative.
East Calgary is home to William, his wife Andrea, and their two-year-old son; It is also home for his father and his in-laws. Helping to create a better community in East Calgary isn’t only something he hopes for; it is something he actively pursues.