Phone: (587) 576 - 5124
View my introduction video 👇
My name is Myles McDougall and I am asking for your support to be the UCP nominee for Calgary-Fish Creek.
My family has lived in the Calgary-Fish Creek constituency for over 18 years, where I have had the privilege to contribute as community leader and coach in hockey, baseball and soccer.
I am a proud Canadian and Albertan who has lived, worked, and studied internationally, including Argentina where I met and married my wife, Patricia. She is currently a elementary schoolteacher in Calgary. Our son attends the University of Calgary.
The University of Calgary
Bachelor of Arts
Double Major in Economics & Political Science
The University of Western Ontario
Master of Business Administration
Finance & General Management, Ivey
La Universidad de Navarra
Master of Business Administration
MBA Exchange Program, IESE
I have benefited from a varied career as an economist, corporate executive, technology entrepreneur, management consultant, advisor and teacher. I'm currently the CFO of a technology/service company in the oil and gas industry.
I began my career in the Alberta Legislature, as the Executive Assistant to Alberta’s Provincial Treasurer. This was followed by over a decade living and working internationally for two European-based banks as an economist and energy sector analyst where I advised governments and global investment funds, on the energy sectors and company valuations in the Latin American, US and European markets. After returning to Canada, I spent 12 years as Founder and CEO of PetroJet Canada, an oil & gas technology company that worked with university researchers and private companies on technologies to reduce oil sand's CO2 emissions. Following the sale of PetroJet, I started a consulting practice providing management services focused on small business finance and international expansions. This included the role of "Entrepreneur in Residence" for a Chilean accelerator program mentoring start-up company management teams.
I believe that we need to work together respectfully to address a variety of challenges and threats with honesty, pragmatism, intelligence, and a clear understanding of the real world that we live in. This includes considerations of human psychology, limited resources, geopolitics, and the unintended consequences of government policies.
Community service has always been an important part of my life. I have served as a coach for various youth sports teams, President of the University of Calgary Students' Union, a member of the University of Calgary Board of Governors, the Alberta Progressive Conservative Senior Executive, CFO of the Calgary Fish Creek UCP Constituency Association and President of Lake Bonavista Community Association.
We need to improve our productivity and economic performance. It is a strong economy and healthy private sector that generates the fiscal capacity to fund our desired government services like health care, education, caring for our aging population, etc.
Thanks to Alberta’s fiscal health, the Alberta government has the capacity to provide targeted and temporary relief to families dealing with inflation and high energy prices. It should.
We must be financially accountable, prioritize spending, and demand honest assessment of value received from government expenditures.
Despite comparatively generous funding and the tireless efforts of our healthcare professionals, Alberta’s health care system is strained and underperforming. We need to improve our operational efficiency and re-direct resources to front line workers.
Government has an important responsibility to educate youth and adults on the essential skills they will need to survive in a global economy as productive citizens. Issues that
need to be addressed include the classroom crisis resulting from the lingering impact of COVID classroom disruptions and the needs of our growing population of new Canadians.
We must stimulate and support Canadian ingenuity and entrepreneurship. Economic diversification is a product of a supportive business environment, sustainable competitive advantages (like low taxes), and entrepreneurial training.
View my comprehensive platform on my YouTube video. 👇
My perspective on the Canadian Federalism and the Alberta Sovereignty in an United Canada Act. 👇
As stewards of our environment, we have many important environmental issues to prioritize and manage. Climate change is one such important issue that needs to be addressed with thought, prudence, and action. Such considerations should not exclude Alberta from providing markets with ethically sourced food and energy. I support many CO2 reducing initiatives, however, I question many climate change labelled policies whose intent is to restrict our productive capacity and standard of living, yet result in minimal or even zero net CO2 reductions and do not fully consider unintended consequences.
The Calgary Fish Creek Constituency is north of Hwy 22X , south of Anderson Road, west of the Bow River and east of MacLeod Trail.
Neighborhoods included in the Calgary Fish Creek constituency: