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MEDIA RELEASE

Calgary July 14, 2021

 

Gary Bobrovitz is declaring his candidacy for Ward 8 Councillor in the October 18 Municipal Election.

 

For more than 40 years Gary has been a familiar face to Calgarians as the City Hall Reporter for Global TV. He was a trusted journalist who delivered accurate and balanced Information. Gary was watching, listening, and learning about the policies and the politics at City Council.

 

“I know how City Council works. I will use that experience to get the job done for the people of Ward 8 and all Calgarians. I want to make all lives better by giving back to my community and to my city.”

 

Gary still lives in the same Ward 8 neighbourhood of Cliff Bungalow Mission that he has for 40 years. He is a community builder who helped start the Lilac Festival and the 2013 Calgary Flood Concert at McMahon Stadium.

 

Gary will help build livable and likeable neighbourhoods. He will work for an inclusive and diverse city with equal opportunities and socially responsible prosperity for all Calgarians.

 

“As a journalist I was not afraid to ask tough questions at City Hall. As the Ward 8 Councillor I will keep asking tough questions at City Hall.

 

“I battled for all Calgarians and gave a voice for people who had no voice. Now, I want to be your voice for Ward 8. The voice that you know and trust to get the job done for you on City Council.”

 

GARY'S ACTION PLAN

 

  • Spend taxpayer money carefully and maximize value.
     

  • Moderate taxes and maintain city services.
     

  • Create more jobs and put Calgarians back to work.
     

  • Support local business - the backbone of Calgary’s economy.
     

  • Stop the brain drain of young people leaving our City.
     

  • Boost public safety by working with police and ensure the police are working with communities. 
     

  • Fight climate change by investing in public transit and increasing the tree canopy.
     

  • Eliminate systemic racism at the City so that everyone is treated equally with dignity and respect.
     

  • End homelessness and safeguard vulnerable Calgarians.
     

  • Encourage development that is sensible, sustainable, and supported by communities.


This is an ambitious list. It won’t be easy to achieve. But I am a fighter. I am a cancer survivor and a world record powerlifter. I have the strength of will and the determination to make it happen for the people of Ward 8. Let’s work together to make lives better in Calgary.

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