Candidate Information 

Welcome to Creative Calgary’s candidate information for the Calgary 2021 General Election. Creative Calgary’s goal is to educate voters on the extent to which candidates in the municipal election share its view that fostering support and strong investment in the arts sector is critical in building a vibrant and prosperous city. 

 

We thank you for taking the time to visit our site and encourage you to do your own research on each candidate to ensure that on October 18, you cast your vote for the candidate that best aligns with your own values and priorities. A full list of candidates can be found here, and we have linked to candidates' public websites below, where applicable.

 

To read about Creative Calgary's process in researching each candidate, click here.

 

Ward 10

 

Andre Chabot

Running for: Ward 10 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Andre Chabot has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Personal arts statement: Andre Chabot has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platformAndre Chabot's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.andrechabot.ca

 

Roshan Chumber

Running for: Ward 10 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Roshan Chumber has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.
Personal arts statement: Roshan Chumber has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Roshan Chumber's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.roshanchumber.ca

 

Tony Dinh

Running for: Ward 10 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Tony Dinh has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Personal arts statement: Tony Dinh has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Tony Dinh's platform includes a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.tonydinhward10.com

 

Carla Evers

Running for: Ward 10 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Carla Evers selected, "I believe a thriving, prosperous city must have a vibrant arts scene in order to succeed. The municipal government should prioritize finding strategic ways to increase investment in the arts sector."

Personal arts statement: "Art allows us to become in touch with our creative side and get us out of the logical left brain thinking. People that use both sides of their brain, are more creative at problem solving. There are tons of benefits for what art does for people and there are studies to prove it."

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Carla Evers's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.ward10-carla-evers.com

 

Abed Harb

Running for: Ward 10 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Abed Harb has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Personal arts statement: Abed Harb has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Abed Harb's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.voteharb.ca

 

Leslyn Joseph

Running for: Ward 10 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Leslyn Joseph selected, "I believe a thriving, prosperous city must have a vibrant arts scene in order to succeed. The municipal government should prioritize finding strategic ways to increase investment in the arts sector."

Personal arts statement: "Art and culture bring communities together. It's an excellent source of wonder and delight, and offer intellectual and emotional experiences, which promote, preserve or strengthening a strong community’s sense of place, forging a personal identity, and showing your creativity."

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Leslyn Joseph's platform includes a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.leslynjoseph4ward10.com

 

Mushtaq Kayani

Running for: Ward 10 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Mushtaq Kayani has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.
Personal arts statement: Mushtaq Kayani has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Mushtaq Kayani's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.kayani.ca

 

(Jesse) Jasbir Minhas

 

 

Running for: Ward 10 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Jesse Minhas selected, "I believe a thriving, prosperous city must have a vibrant arts scene in order to succeed. The municipal government should prioritize finding strategic ways to increase investment in the arts sector."
Personal arts statement: "Arts make a vibrant mood among the human nature. It attracts tourists."

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Jesse Minhas has not made a platform publicly available.

Campaign website: Jesse Minhas does not have a public campaign website at this time.

Issa Mosa

Running for: Ward 10 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Issa Mosa has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.
Personal arts statement: Issa Mosa has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Issa Mosa has not made a platform publicly available.

Campaign website: Issa Mosa does not have a public campaign website at this time.

 

Esther Sutherland

Running for: Ward 10 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Esther Sutherland selected, "I believe a thriving, prosperous city must have a vibrant arts scene in order to succeed. The municipal government should prioritize finding strategic ways to increase investment in the arts sector."
Personal arts statement: "The arts in Calgary is very important in human live, to keep healthy mind and body for everyone well being. It is necessary to support and set up City's budget to help financially to Calgary Arts."

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Esther Sutherland's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.estherforward10.ca

 

Bud Thurlow

Running for: Ward 10 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Bud Thurlow has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.
Personal arts statement: Bud Thurlow has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Bud Thurlow's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.budthurlow.com