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Championing Arts and Culture

During my time on City Council, I have tirelessly championed Calgary’s arts and culture. Investment in the arts and culture sector has proven to provide social and economic benefits. Arts and culture enrich our lives and our experiences; connect us to our history, community, and humanity; and are an integral part of Calgary’s high quality of life. Arts and culture enliven the very fabric of a city, attracting creative talent and raising Calgary’s profile on the global stage.


Donation Disclosure

Druh Farrell is disclosing the donor list for the 2017 campaign, in advance of the election. 
  • 87 percent of donations are $500 or less.
  • 99 percent are less than $2500.
  • Over 70 percent are from individuals.

Sunnyside School Leaflet

Hello Sunnysiders!

You may have received a note in your mailbox from a Ward 7 candidate claiming that our beloved Sunnyside School is to be redeveloped. This is misinformation, it is wrong, and it is very disappointing.


What we are dropping at the doors

You can check out the questions we are hearing at the doors here but if you're curious to see what we are dropping at the doors, check out the below. 


Accessibility for All

Most of us will experience a disability at some point from illness, trauma, or simply age. By 2019, nearly 200,000 Calgarians will be living with a disability.


Crime, Safety, and Prevention

Calgary has experienced a bump in many types of crime during the current economic downturn. Financial hardship, the opioid (fentanyl) crisis, and a lack of affordable housing and social services are clearly linked to the increase in crime. Calgarians have a right to feel safe in their homes and neighbourhoods. The City must take immediate action to improve public safety, while addressing the long-term root causes of crime, addiction, and poverty.


Water fluoridation: there's a better way

I am pro-fluoride. The topical application of fluoride is an important part of a dental health program. The American Center for Disease Control (CDC) agrees that the benefits of fluoride are primarily topical. While water fluoridation is a highly polarizing issue, improved dental health for everyone—particularly children—is a goal we all share.


Our Economy and the Future of Our City

Calgarians are justifiably anxious about the current state of the economy. The resilience of our city rests a great deal on securing our economic future.


A safer, more walkable Ward 7

A pedestrian is injured in a street collision every day in Calgary on average. Many more unreported injuries occur in parking lots and other places. Aside from the obvious human cost of pedestrian injury and death, there is a substantial financial cost, estimated at $120 million per year in Calgary alone.


Questions at the doors

We've been door-knocking for nearly a year and have had some great feedback. Here are some of the more consistent questions we are getting at the door.