UCP Nomination Candidate for Calgary SE

Alberta has major financial and business issues. Matt Jones has the experience, education and acumen to tackle these issues.

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Meet Matt Jones

Real Candidate, Real Change

Matt has called Calgary his home since he was 7 years old. He and his wife Tarena fell in love with Southeast Calgary and decided to move to Auburn Bay in 2011 where they now live with their four children Caleb, Kieran, Logan, and Isla. As a husband and father Matt has become increasingly concerned with the direction Alberta is heading both economically and socially. He has put his career on hold to use his skills and experience to build a better future for all Albertans.

Real Business and Finance Experience

Matt is an investment banker and has spent the last 10 years helping Alberta based businesses with complex multi-million dollar transactions. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and frustrated Albertans encouraged Matt to seek a UCP nomination, to bring financial and business intelligence back to government, and to get Albertans working again.

Real Business and Finance Education

Matt holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential, the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world. You can learn more about the CFA designation here.

Matt also holds the Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) designation from the Haskayne School of Business.

What I Know and What I'll Do

Albertans and Alberta's Businesses Need Support

Record numbers of Albertans are unemployed or underemployed. Record numbers of small and medium sized businesses have collapsed. The government's response has been to raise taxes and increase the costs of living and doing business. This is unacceptable.

"Alberta has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. I will fight for Albertans, Alberta's businesses, lower taxes, and better use of tax dollars." - Matt Jones

Our Government is Bloated and Wasteful

While the private sector has been cutting jobs and reducing compensation, the government has been doing the opposite. Hundreds of government agencies, boards, and commissions spend our tax dollars with no transparency or accountability.

"BC spends 20% less per person than our government and has better results. I will work to shrink the government, eliminate bureaucracy, and stop wasteful spending."

- Matt Jones

The Alberta Advantage is Dead

Alberta is now perceived to be a political and regulatory nightmare. Our provincial neighbours and the federal government attack our energy sector and small businesses but are happy to take the money they generate. International businesses are fleeing to invest in more tax and business friendly jurisdictions.

"By eliminating unnecessary regulations, lowering taxes, and fighting for Albertans and our businesses, we will create jobs, attract investment, and restore the Alberta Advantage."

- Matt Jones

Education Matters

Politics doesn't belong in the classroom. Alberta needs to focus on empowering our teachers, improving learning outcomes, and making education more accessible while keeping costs under control.

"I understand the value of a good education. I believe in parental-choice in education and that the government shouldn't dictate how parents raise or educate their children."

- Matt Jones

Healthcare Should Be Affordable and Accessible

Despite having one of the youngest populations, Alberta is one of the largest spenders on health care in Canada. Unfortunately, for those who need it most our health care results are not always in line with our spending.

"Improving health outcomes while reducing cost is imperative. I will work with actual healthcare professionals to eliminate waste, find efficiencies, and to develop a better overall solution"

- Matt Jones

Religious Rights and Freedoms are Under Attack

The government has no right to tell you what to believe.

"Freedom of religion in Canada is a constitutionally protected right and I will fight to keep it that way."

- Matt Jones

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