Ron Liepert

Calgary Signal Hill Candidate - Conservative Party of Canada

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Ron Liepert

Ron Liepert has the proven leadership experience we need for a strong Canada.

Ron moved to Alberta in 1971, and enrolled in the Columbia School of Broadcasting. After graduation he was a radio and television news reporter in Edmonton and area for eight years.

In 1980, Premier Peter Lougheed offered Ron the position of press secretary, where he served until 1985. As the Premier’s press secretary, Ron participated in a number of federal-provincial conferences, and was at the side of the Premier during the Constitutional Accord of 1982 and the energy negotiations of the early 1980s. After Premier Lougheed retired, Ron accepted the position of Trade Director of Western U.S. Operations in Los Angeles for Alberta Economic Development, from 1986 to 1991.

In 1991, Ron joined Telus and was involved on the teams which completed the purchase of ED TEL and the BC TEL merger. He was also part of the rebranding team from AGT to TELUS. From 2000 to 2004 he ran a public relations/communications consulting business and operated a childcare centre in downtown Calgary.

Returning to politics in 2004, Ron sought and won the provincial riding of Calgary-West. He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 2004-2012 where he served as Minister of Education, Minister of Health, Minister of Energy, and finally Minister of Finance.

As Minister of Education Ron negotiated a five year labour agreement with the Alberta Teachers Association and resolved the longstanding unfunded pension liability issue.

As Minister of Energy for the province, Ron led the competitiveness review of the oil and gas industry which addressed issues with Alberta’s royalty structure. He began the process of streamlining the regulatory process which resulted in the creation of the single regulator for oil and gas. During his term as Energy minister the province also negotiated the contract which will see the first heavy oil upgrader constructed under the province’s Bitumen Royalty-In-Kind program.

Ron has served as a director of the board of Calgary’s Pinebrook Golf Club and currently serves on the board of the Slopes community association. He is a committed community volunteer has donated his time to many community endeavours including organizing a number of fundraisers and sports celebrity dinners.

Ron and his wife, Linda, have lived in Calgary Signal Hill for almost 15 years and have two adult children who have chosen to live in Calgary Signal Hill as well.

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Supporting Canada’s Mining Sector

Responsible resource development creates jobs, fuels growth and promotes prosperity across the country. The mining sector is particularly critical to Canada’s economy with over 380,000 Canadians employed in mining and thousands more employed indirectly. Since 2006, our government has helped to support mining exploration, investment and jobs through the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit. We announced […]

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Did You Know: You Can Vote Today!

Going to be away, or just want to skip the lines on October 19th?  You can vote today! Contact us at 587-997-8745 for details.  

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Expanding Broadband to Rural Communities

In today’s digital economy, access to the internet is essential to create jobs, realize economic opportunities and connect Canadians to online services. While Canada is one of the most connected nations in the world, critical gaps in broadband access still exist, particularly in rural and remote areas of the country. Rural Canadians expect and deserve […]

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Tax Relief For Service Club Members

A re-elected Conservative government will build on our record of supporting charitable giving and voluntarism by providing tax relief for service club memberships via the Charitable Donations Tax Credit. This new policy will help hundreds of thousands of service club members carry out important work in their communities. Only our party will continue to encourage […]

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Making Adoption More Affordable

There is no higher calling than raising a child – and no greater reward. A re-elected Conservative government will help Canadian parents who adopt children by significantly increasing the value of the Adoption Expense Tax Credit, raising the maximum amount to $20,000 and making it fully refundable. Every year, thousands of Canadian families are transformed […]

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Please Join our Team!

It is very clear that in this election we face a stark choice and a well-organized and well prepared opposition. That’s why we need your help in making sure Canadians continue to be led by a strong, stable, national majority Conservative Government. Use the links below to let me know how you can help:   I will deliver brochures […]

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Campaign Office Grand Opening Aug 17!

It’s our pleasure to invite you to join us for our Campaign Office Grand Opening!  Please feel free to drop in, sign up to volunteer, pick up a lawn sign, sign Ron’s nomination papers, and join our campaign team. When: Monday August 17th 5-8 PM – There is no formal program, so drop in at […]

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Calgary Signal Hill

Calgary Signal Hill includes the communities of:
Aspen Woods
Bowness
Christie Park
Cougar Ridge
Crestmont
Discovery Ridge
Glamorgan
Glenbrook
Glendale
Patterson
Rosscarock
Signal Hill
Springbank Hill
Spruce Cliff
Strathcona Park
The Slopes
Valley Ridge
Westgate
West Springs
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Ron Liepert Campaign Office

Suite 2, 5555 Strathcona Hill SW
Calgary, Alberta T3H 1S2
Tel: 587-997-8745