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 6

 

Lana Bentley

Running for: Ward 6 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Lana Bentley selected, "I believe Calgary currently has many important civic priorities, including the arts. Current municipal investment in the arts is sufficient and should be maintained at its current level."

Personal arts statement: "The arts contribute towards our local economy, support tourism, and make our City an appealing place to live."

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Lana Bentley's platform includes a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.lanabentley.ca

 

Duane Hall

Running for: Ward 6 City Councillor

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

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

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

Campaign website: www.voteforhallward6.ca

Sanjeev Kad

Running for: Ward 6 City Councillor

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

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

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

Campaign website: www.sanjeevkad.ca

Richard Pootmans

Running for: Ward 6 City Councillor

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

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

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Richard Pootmans' platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.richard4ward6.com