Now is a time of opportunity in the Senate. Today, more than ever, people are thinking about the future of this institution and what can be done to improve its work and relationship to Canadians.
As a fourth generation Albertan and a passionate Canadian, I believe that a reformed Senate can be relevant to the people that it serves. I ran to be your Alberta elected senator because I believe that the Senate is a valuable component of Canada’s democracy – a place where long-term thinking can be done, new ideas explored and advanced, regional interests represented, and important policy questions given careful consideration. As your voice in the Senate, I bring my knowledge and experience from both business and community service to tackle the important issues that our country faces. I work to bring an Albertan perspective to Ottawa, and to promote Alberta’s interest in finding practical, common sense solutions to our country’s challenges.
Through this site I hope to share information related to transparency & accountability, keep Albertans up to date on Senate developments, explore the Chamber’s role in Canada’s democracy, outline my work as a legislator, and share opportunities for young Albertans to learn and work in Alberta and on Parliament Hill. I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter, connect with me through social media, fill out my survey on how to improve the Senate, and contact my office to share your views and ideas.
We are the inheritors of a strong, stable, and prosperous country that has limitless potential. I know that together we can build a stronger Alberta and a stronger Canada.
Senator Doug Black