If Brennan is elected to represent Calgary Midnapore as your MP, he pledges to only accept the annual wage of a mid-rank Canadian soldier. The remainder of his wage as an MP will be directed to a fund that accumulates matching funds from people and organisations in the riding to install solar panels on public buildings in the riding. Recently government officials both in Alberta and in Ottawa have been criticized for their expenditures. Brennan wants this pledge to meet the expectations of responsible Albertans and assist in the necessary transition in Alberta to a new energy economy.
In the 2011 federal election Brennan Wauters was the Green Party of Canada candidate in the riding of West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea-to-Sky Country. At that time Brennan was the only candidate to accept a challenge from fellow candidate Roger Lagasse who was concerned about the role Canada plays in international affairs and military conflict. The challenge to the electorate was for the elected MP to accept the wage of a standing Canadian soldier if elected to represent constituents while using the remaining personal wage of an MP to fund programs in the riding. This same pledge is now offered to the constituents of the riding of Calgary Midnapore where the current Minister of Defence is vying to remain in Parliament. The program to be funded in Calgary Midnapore with the remaining portion of Brennan’s personal MP wage is for the installation of solar panels on viable public buildings in the riding using matching funds from people and businesses to build solar capacity. This is Brennan’s personal commitment to the people of Midnapore and to the energy transition we will make to an economy based on renewable resources.
Aside from this pledge, Brennan also pledges to:
- Conduct himself with integrity and treat people with respect
- If elected, publish all MP expenses openly on his website
- Conduct himself with civility and to never heckle in the House
- Work tirelessly for the constituents of Calgary Midnapore while keeping their interests and the well-being of Canadians and the planet paramount
- Make the voters of Calgary Midnapore proud of their role in Canadian democracy