Kerry Diotte, Conservative candidate for Edmonton-Griesbach

Conservative Party of Canada
Kerry Diotte for Edmonton-Griesbach

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I’m the Conservative candidate who’s seeking to become the Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Griesbach in the federal general election Oct. 19, 2015.

I’ve got some great people behind me but if you’d like to help out I’d love to have you. We need folks to door-knock with me, distribute literature, help with data entry, assist with our social media and website, deliver lawn signs, help host events, make fundraising phone calls, manage volunteers or make a personal financial donation.

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Kerry Diotte’s campaign office is located at:
11951 82 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T5B 2W4

The campaign can be reached by phone at 780.701.0040

Why I’m Running

I’m seeking to be elected the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) member of Parliament in the new north-side federal riding of Edmonton-Griesbach, one of six new seats in Alberta.

As a long-time journalist and Edmonton City Councillor, I found public service incredibly rewarding and would love the opportunity to continue.

Whether it was writing a column about an Edmontonian seeking an affordable apartment or helping a Ward 11 constituent with a tax appeal, I relished helping people and making a difference by solving their problems. I’ll be equally dedicated and tenacious as the Conservative member of Parliament for Edmonton-Griesbach. My team and I worked hard to win the nomination, and will work even harder to win the election in 2015 and become an MP.

Edmontonians have long known I believe strongly in effective, responsible government that serves the people. The federal Conservatives led Canada out of a worldwide recession, equipped with the strongest economy in the G7. They’ve created millions of jobs, cut taxes for Canadian families,  reduced the GST, and are poised for a balanced budget in 2015.

They kept their promise to scrap the ineffective and costly long-gun registry. At the same time, they introduced measures that will reduce crime through tougher sentences for violent offenders and ensure that the rights of victims take precedence over the rights of criminals. They stood up for consumers by cracking down on wireless companies that were gouging Canadians.

All of these are measurable successes. For the first time in Canadian history, Alberta has clout on the national stage long dominated by Ontario and Quebec. There are numerous Conservative MPs elected in Alberta ridings, including cabinet ministers and our Prime Minister, Stephen Harper.

I want to see Alberta’s influence grow even further by helping the party win a second majority government in 2015 and giving the citizens of Edmonton-Griesbach a strong voice in Ottawa as their member of Parliament.

I am confident we can win in Edmonton Griesbach. It will take a lot of hard work, but with your help we can do it.

About Kerry Diotte

Kerry DiotteFor Kerry Diotte, it’s all about helping and empowering people.

This philosophy drove him to enter journalism after leaving Sault Ste. Marie, the Northern Ontario town where he grew up, and graduating from Carleton University in Ottawa. Kerry chose Edmonton as his home in 1985 when he accepted a job as a journalist at the Edmonton Sun.

After a few years with the Sun, Kerry found his niche as a highly-respected opinion columnist who frequently spoke out about injustice and sought solutions, specializing in City Hall and civic issues. His knowledge of issues, no-holds-barred writing style and flair for helping readers solve problems made Kerry one of the city’s most popular and trusted journalists.

In October 2010, Kerry easily won a seat on Edmonton City Council. During his term (2010-2013), he was a tireless voice for the people who elected him, decrying waste at City Hall and voting consistently against big tax hikes. Kerry argued that unnecessary tax increases unfairly burdened those who could least afford them, including seniors and low-income earners. His office answered thousands of queries and solved scores of people’s problems. He earned a reputation as an expert communicator, truly listening to his constituents’ concerns by hosting town hall meetings and engaging people through his personal website, monthly e-newsletter, e-mail, and social media.

Kerry ran for mayor in 2013, and campaigned on keeping Edmonton livable and affordable by vowing to hold the line on taxes, rein in civic debt, improve road maintenance and snow clearing, and give average citizens a stronger voice at City Hall.

Kerry has taught journalism, authored a book about Edmonton’s history and was a national director of the Canadian Association of Journalists, an organization dedicated to exposing injustice and promoting good journalism.

His accomplishments as a journalist and as a “people’s politician” give him an impressive skill set to represent, as a Member of Parliament, those who live in the new riding of Edmonton Griesbach. For Kerry, it’s all about helping people.

To read more about Kerry, visit his Wikipedia entry.

Edmonton-Griesbach Riding

About Edmonton-Griesbach

Consisting of that part of the City of Edmonton described as follows: commencing at the intersection of Yellowhead Trail NW (Highway No. 16) with the right bank of the North Saskatchewan River; thence northeasterly along said bank to the Canadian National Railway; thence northwesterly and westerly along said railway to 66 Street NW; thence northerly along said street to 153 Avenue NW; thence westerly along said avenue to Castle Downs Road NW; thence southerly along said road to 137 Avenue NW; thence westerly along said avenue to St. Albert Trail NW (Highway No. 2); thence southeasterly along said trail to the Canadian National Railway; thence easterly and southerly along said railway to Yellowhead Trail NW (Highway No. 16, west of 121 Street NW); thence easterly along said trail to 97 Street NW (Highway No. 28); thence southerly along said street and its southerly production to Grierson Hill Road NW; thence northeasterly and easterly along said road and 101 Avenue NW to 95 Street NW; thence northerly along said street to Rowland Road NW; thence easterly and northeasterly along said road to 92 Street NW; thence northerly along said street to its endpoint; thence northeasterly in a straight line to the intersection of 89 Street NW with 103A Avenue NW; thence northeasterly along said avenue to 87 Street NW; thence easterly and southerly along said street to Rowland Road NW; thence easterly along said road to the right bank of the North Saskatchewan River; thence generally northeasterly along said bank to the point of commencement.

* information courtesy of Redistribution Federal Electoral Districts

Edmonton-Griesbach Map

Neighbourhoods in Edmonton-Griesbach

Alberta Avenue
Beacon Heights
Beverly Heights
Boyle Street
Edmonton Northlands
Elmwood Park
Industrial Heights
McCauley (east of 97 Street)
River Valley Highlands
River Valley Kinnaird
River Valley Rundle
Rundle Heights
Virginia Park
Yellowhead Corridor
Yellowhead Corridor East


As the Conservative MP in Edmonton-Griesbach, I would continue to support the goals and policies of the party, including long-term economic prosperity for all Canadians, supporting families, and keeping our communities safe.

Protecting our children

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has outlined a re-elected Conservative government’s plan to keep communities safe and crack down on criminals.

Next steps include doubling funding for Child Advocacy Centres which lead the prosecution and treatment of crimes against children, extending child victim services outside urban centres and funding research into the “invisible” economic and social damage inflicted on victims of crime.

A re-elected Harper government will also quickly pass the “Life Means Life” Act and the Dangerous and Impaired Driving Act.

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Thomas Mulcair’s NDP have opposed many of the government’s more than 60 anti-crime bills, including the Life Means Life Act.

Only a re-elected Conservative government will make it a priority to fight crime, protect our children and make our communities safe.

Support for Canadian seniors

Our Conservative Party will introduce new support for single and widowed seniors in Canada.

A re-elected Conservative government will introduce a $2,000 Single Seniors Tax Credit that will extend additional tax relief to nearly 1.6 million single and widowed seniors in Canada who have pension income. When combined with the existing Pension Income Credit that is claimed by 4.6 million seniors already, this measure will allow single and widowed seniors to receive up to $600 in tax relief every year.

We know that single seniors can face unique financial challenges, especially the recently widowed and those on fixed incomes. This new tax credit will provide a targeted benefit to those seniors.

The Liberals and NDP have made big promises – unaffordable promises that they would need to pay for with higher taxes. Based on their records to date of opposing Harper Government initiatives to help older Canadians, seniors should worry about whether the NDP and Liberals would actually keep the promises they are making.

Canadian seniors can be confident that a Conservative government will deliver on its promises to older Canadians, because we have a proven record and a plan to support seniors. We have kept taxes low and worked to keep money in the hands of seniors to spend on the priorities they choose.

Balanced budget a year early

Our Conservative government has a strong record of economic and fiscal management.

Our government achieved a balanced budget last year – one full year ahead of schedule.

This is good for our economy and good for Canadian families.

Spending beyond our means, as Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Thomas Mulcair’s NDP propose, would lead to permanent deficits, massive tax hikes, and economic chaos.

Only our Conservative government has a plan to lower taxes further, keep Canada’s budget balanced, and keep our economy moving forward.

Cutting taxes for small businesses

A re-elected Conservative Government will lower the small business tax rate from 11 percent to 9 percent over the next four years.

This tax cut – the largest tax rate cut for small businesses in more than 25 years – will provide $2.7 billion in tax relief to nearly 700,000 small businesses over this period.

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Thomas Mulcair’s NDP voted against our tax cuts for Canada’s small businesses.

In fact, Justin claims that most small businesses – “a large percentage” – are just schemes for wealthy Canadians to avoid paying taxes. This lack of understanding is disrespectful of small business owners and speaks to his basic economic illiteracy.

Only Prime Minister Stephen Harper has the proven experience to keep taxes low and the economy moving forward. The Harper Government’s low-tax plan for job-creating small businesses will support economic growth and new job creation now and in the future.


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Kerry Diotte's campaign office is located at:
11951 82 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T5B 2W4

The campaign can be reached by phone at 780.701.0040