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Bienvenue! Je m’appelle Keren Tang. 欢迎您!我是唐可人。

Welcome! My name is Keren Tang and I want to be your Ward 11 Councillor. I chose to live in Ward 11 because it is an ideal place to raise my young family. I love the variety of neighbourhoods, businesses, parks and services, and of course the thread of Mill Creek Ravine connecting it all together. Most of all, it's the people who live here that make Ward 11 so special.

I believe in people-first decision-making

This is a city where everyday people can step forward to shape its present and future. I've heard how you want to make Ward 11 and Edmonton an even greater place to call home. If elected, I will champion those ideas: encouraging business growth, helping families feel connected and safe, and ensuring transportation upgrades enhance your daily life.

Change happens from the ground up. That's why I am running my campaign on volunteer power and only individual donations—because I want to see a City Council that makes decisions based on our reality.

I bring a forward-thinking, transparent, diverse, and inclusive approach to politics, based on collaboration and community engagement. My personal background, relationships, and experiences mean that I will be able to represent our community’s diversity and bring our unique strengths forward.

I’m running to be your next Ward 11 Councillor because I want to work with you. 

As your City Councillor, I will listen to and learn from the rich experiences and wisdom of Edmontonians. Through our collective effort, we will make Ward 11 a more connected community that better serves the needs of all residents.

I look forward to getting to know you!

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    Candidate Survey - Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE)

    The Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE) is canvassing all candidates in the 2017 Edmonton civic election to determine their views and positions of various arts and culture issues in our city. The responses I submitted to PACE are below, and will be available at: http://www.pacedmonton.com.

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    1. Do you feel the city does enough to encourage and support an active arts sector?

    The vibrant arts and culture community in Edmonton is reflected in the “City of Festivals” title. The Edmonton Arts Council plays an important role in promoting local artists and their contribution to vibrant communities and the local economy, key pillars of my campaign platform. We need to continue to support these fundamental initiatives for the arts, which in turn build our pride in our city. We also need to consult with artists about what their needs are, and continue to value what they bring to our city.

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    Survey Responses

    Over the course of the campaign, I've filled out 26 surveys from a wide range of Edmonton organizations - as have most candidates. I commend the local organizations who take the time to get to know us candidates, and to share our thoughts with their networks. I've also learned a lot about some wonderful Edmonton organizations and initiatives. Please see the surveys and my responses listed below (surveys will be linked as the responses become available on the organizations' websites).

    Inclusion Alberta - Edmonton Region
    Edmonton Bicycle Commuters
    Edmonton Heritage Council
    Action on Smoking and Health
    PACE
    Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation
    Soccer in YEG
    EPark Meters
    Pesticide Free Edmonton and Council of Canadians
    CBC Edmonton
    Edmonton and District Labour Council
    Edmonton Capital Club
    Healthy Yeg
    I-EEYC
    Radio Canada
    The Local Good
    Mill Woods Mosaic
    ECOHH
    Edmonton Journal/Sun
    GROW
    Edmonton Urban Agriculture Initiative
    ERVCC
    Edmonton Social Planning Council
    Canadian Taxpayers Federation
    Pyriscence
    Edmonton Literacy Coalition
    Edmonton Public Library
    EFCL Community Leagues Survey

     

     

     

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    Financial Disclosure Statement for the Period Ending October 11, 2017

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    I have released my second financial disclosure statement before election day. I have collected nearly $20,000 in campaign contributions from over 100 individuals as of October 11, 2017. 

    I am delivering on the pledge I made at my campaign launch in January 2017 to disclose all contributions over $100 in advance of election day. The current financial disclosure rules only require this to be done after the election is over. I released my first financial disclosure statement on September 18, 2017.

    In addition to disclosure reporting, I am only taking contributions from individuals and have pledged not to accept any donations from corporations or unions. I made a decision early on to ensure my campaign reflected the democratic values I believe in as a new citizen. I believe that campaigns should be driven by people, instead of by corporations and unions—that’s why I’ve taken a position of not taking big money in this election. That’s why our campaign is powered by volunteers.

    During the last municipal election, the vast majority of campaign funds for elected candidates came from corporations and unions. City Council has since called upon the provincial government to prohibit corporate and union donations in municipal elections.

    Keren Tang Financial Disclosure for the Period Ending October 11 2017 (PDF)

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    Healthy City, Healthy People - Bringing the Social Determinants of Health to City Hall

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    For the past 10 years, I’ve been connecting with people, facilitating change, and promoting healthy communities as a teacher, community organizer, health researcher, and policy analyst. My expertise lies in health promotion and public health—working with communities to develop proactive solutions. People often ask: what is public health? The way I see it, it’s about preventing people from going to the hospitals in the first place. This means looking at the things beyond the healthcare system that make our communities healthy and vibrant.

     

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