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BRUCE MCALLISTER

Principal of Right Angle Communications & Consulting, former MLA and Journalist

I had the privilege of cohosting The Morning News with Bruce for many years on Global Television. During that time I found Bruce to be passionate about making sure the 'little guy' was heard. He is a strong community advocate who believes in giving back. Above all else Bruce is a family man who wants to make sure his children grow up in a safe and caring community. ​ 

Angela Kokott

Host, Newstalk 770

Bruce McAllister is a strong voice for common sense education reform. During his time as an MLA, he worked tirelessly on the education file and stood firmly with parents who want to see high academic standards in schools. He has a solid understanding of how the education system works and he knows what needs to be done to make our schools better.

Michael Zwaagstra

Co-Author of "What's Wrong With Our Schools and How We Can Fix Them"

Bruce has the dedication, drive and focus to get things done. He sees solutions when others see problems, he cuts through the clutter when others get side-tracked, and he presses on when others might give up. In short, you’ll want Bruce in your corner.

Ken Boessenkool

Political Strategist

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Bruce McAllister is a communicator and connector. He works with the brightest community leaders in Alberta to help solve complex problems and bring important conversations to centre stage. Bruce had done this most recently as the Principal of Right Angle Communications and Consulting and as the Executive Director of Rockyview 2020, succeeding by advancing vital issues for clients and constituents. 

 

He is the relentless advocate that people have wanted on their side. His skills in solving problems, and finding people who can, has helped put a spotlight on wasteful bureaucracy and systems that stop up progress. Bruce is comfortable stepping into the fray to find solutions. In his years as an opposition MLA and as the Education Critic, Bruce pursued the government on several important files, and saw important change. He fought for his constituents by bringing in celebrated new services and infrastructure.

 

Bruce values clarity, pushing towards the heart of an issue. His career began and grew in the news room. He was a journalist and investigative reporter who worked hard in nearly half a dozen Canadian cities before becoming the Global Calgary morning host. Whether it was covering international stories in Saudi Arabia, interviewing newsmakers of the day, or as the welcome voice that kicked off a new day in Alberta, he has an ability to set a tone that moves ideas forward.

 

Having been in the front of the camera, in the crosshairs of political scrutiny, or on the leading edge of an unfolding issue, Bruce’s skills and experiences offer his partners and clients a truly unique advantage. 

 

Today Bruce’s greatest joy comes from his family. His wife, Lisa, his son and their two daughters have discovered that the best things in life come from family. Bruce often reminds those he works with that no matter what cause they move forward together, they do it all to make this province, businesses, and communities better for those they love. This is his commitment and his passion.

Your Challenge Requires the Right Expertise

Your complex challenge requires the right people to find the best way forward. Our advisory panel of experts have been where you are, people we call on for guidance and perspective on relevant issues.

Dr. Randy Moore

Dr. Randy Moore MD BSC MSC FRCSC FACS is previous Research Coordinator for the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery, previous Division Chief of Vascular Surgery at the University of Calgary, and Two-Term Past President of the Alberta Medical Association Section of Vascular Surgery, and a recipient of the Alberta Medical Association Long Service Award.   

 

Dr. Moore is an Associate Professor with The University of Calgary, Department of Surgery, and has been in Clinical and Academic Vascular Surgical practice since 1997, and a resident of Chestermere since 1998. 

 

Dr. Moore absolutely dedicated to preserving and supporting our community spirit and local charities despite the challenges that our rapid growth has presented.

 

 

 

Marshall Copithorne

Mr. Copithorne is the President of CL Ranches Ltd., a Director of Western Feedlots Ltd. and became a Founding Director of Research Management Systems, Inc.

 

He has been the Vice President of the Wildrose Party of Alberta, in charge of fundraising and has served as Chairman for several years with Startech Energy Inc. of Calgary. He is a member of the Society of Range Management, Western Stock Growers Association, Alberta Beef Producers, the Alberta Cattle Feeders Association, the American National Cattlemens Association, and the Canadian Cattlemens Association.  

 

Marshall Copithorne is an honorary lifetime Director of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.  

Guy Buchanan

Guy Buchanan has extensive experience in the land development industry. In 1998, Guy Buchanan formed Co-Star Consulting Ltd. which continues to provide land development advice and project management services to residential, commercial, institutional and municipal clients.

He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta, Montana, and California.

 

He is an Honourary Life Director of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.  Past volunteer positions include; President of the Meadowlark Community Association, Member of the Board of Calgary Hospital District No. 7 (Carewest), and member of the Calgary Planning Commission.

In 2013, Guy Buchanan received the Canadian Forces Medallion for his many years of promoting and supporting the Canadian Forces.

 

Andy Crooks

Andy Crooks is a Calgary based business lawyer. From his early days as a criminal lawyer and litigator, he moved into tax and securities legal work. He assisted clients in a number of public offerings and financings. And he has extensive experience as lead counsel in workouts and insolvency work generally.

 

Andy is also deeply involved in political and social leadership. He has experience in partisan politics at a Federal and Provincial level. And has provided a leadership role in many not for profit ventures including: Simon House (alcohol and drug treatment); Alberta Lawyers Assist Program; Fine Arts through the University of Calgary and the ACAD; Canadian Taxpayers Federation;  Canadian Constitution Foundation; Canadian Property Rights Research Institute; Charities Intelligence; and others.

 

Dr. Preston Pouteaux

Dr. Preston Pouteaux is a pastor at Lake Ridge Community Church in Chestermere, Alberta and National Team Member with the Forge Canada Missional Training Network. Preston is a Spiritual and Missional theologian with an interest in practices that shape the heart, soul, and character of leaders.

 

Preston Pouteaux is the award winning author of "The Bees of Rainbow Falls: Finding Faith, Imagination, and Delight in Your Neighbourhood." A speaker, college instructor, and a regular columnist in the Chestermere Anchor Weekly where he explores themes of place and faith.

Andrew Marriott

Andrew Marriott is a true Alberta business success story.  He has used his incredible entrepreneurial spirit and sound business acumen to start a unique franchise of Tim Hortons restaurants. His first store was started in Chestermere and Andrew quickly grew it into one of the top producing Tims in the Province.

He has now partnered with a former Tim’s executive in creating THYYC Inc. - a development company, which specializes in taking projects from land sourcing to restaurant opening and operations. His expertise in restaurant development and operations will help franchise owners work with land developers in Calgary and area to build traditional and non-traditional Tim Hortons restaurants.

 

In 2016 he plans to open at least two new restaurants in the SE Calgary to bring restaurant totals to 7, and net sales approaching $20,000,000. Andrew is a local philanthropist, consistently giving his time and resources to the community.

 

Leading From a Place of Health

We believe that the way we work is as important as getting the job done. How we invest in quality relationships, engage in creative projects, and push up against challenges says as much about us as the goals we hope to accomplish together. Tony Schwartz asked this key question: “Is the life you’re living worth the price you’re paying to live it?” We want to create a culture that places a high value on those things that make life worth it. That is why we encourage wholistic health in the lives of our partners, staff, and directors. From physical fitness, emotional and spiritual health, and clear rhythms of work and rest, it just makes sense. At the end of the day we invest in people, it’s who we are, and why we succeed. 

 

—  Bruce McAllister