‘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 started his political engagement at a young age, first working in his Alderman’s office at the age of fifteen as a summer intern. He has carried that engagement through his life and later began volunteering with various community organizations, organizing community events, assisting in political campaigns and serving as the President of the Forest Lawn Community Association.
In the spring of 2019, William ran for political office as an MLA Candidate in the riding of Calgary-East for the Green Party of Alberta. He currently chairs the Community Action Team of a local not-for-profit with a focus on safety, and is a member of a Community Grants Committee in Greater Forest Lawn.
What drives William is a desire to see an ethical government that shoulders the responsibility for our economy, our ecology and our prosperity as a nation. He believes that a good government should be built around serving the best interests of our communities, not putting corporations first. That is why he advocates for real constituent representation and the necessity of electoral reform to a system of proportional representation.
It is William’s goal to have constituents represented by someone who cares about their health, their security, and their ability to stand proudly as Canadians on the world stage, all while focusing on building a green and sustainable future.
William has always made himself available to his community, the press, and the social organizations that work to improve our neighbourhoods. Currently, William lives in Forest Lawn with his wife and their son and works in project development for the residential construction industry.
He enjoys working around his home and tending to his vegetable garden, and a few weekends a year you can find him hiking the mountains in Banff National Park with his family and their Siberian Husky.
William Carnegie wants to fight to make sure that our communities are properly represented in the government and that every individual in Calgary-Forest Lawn has a voice. He believes that the government should represent the best interests of its citizens, be transparent, and accountable.