Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Even now, I can still feel the excitement of last Saturday. I want to thank all of you for making it possible. It meant so much to me to see all of your smiles and to know all of the hard work we had done together leading up to the nomination vote. The support I received from your friends and neighbours is as much your success as it was mine and a sign of the respect they have for you. I am counting on your continued support in the upcoming provincial general election, so expect a call!

Thank you all again, and let’s keep moving towards bringing Calgary-Currie back to its PC home!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

An Interview With Christine

Meet C4, Then Give Her Your Vote!

There's another public forum coming up for Calgary-Currie, so if you missed last week's, don't worry.

On Saturday, January 28th, from 10:30 till noon, I will be with the other candidates who want to represent Calgary-Currie as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the next provincial election.

We will be meeting with residents of Currie at the Killarney-Glengarry Community Association and discussing issues of importance to the community.

At noon, voting will start, so you can actually maximize the use of your time. Come out and say hi - I would love to meet you and hear about your concerns - then stay and vote for me!

Friday's forum was very interesting. We had a good discussion on issues like health care and education.

There was also a question on provincial sales tax, and if it was time for Alberta to adopt one.

I was clear on Friday, and I will be clear here again - I am opposed to a sales tax.

Albertans don't want to pay more taxes, they want government to spend better, to spend more wisely.

Premier Alison Redford understands this, but also knows people want their core services - health, education, seniors, community safety - to be sustained at levels that support quality of life. The PC Government can achieve that balance of fiscal and social responsibility, and with your help I can be an earnest and effective advocate for Calgary-Currie in the Alberta Legislature.

So remember, this Saturday vote for C4! Christine Cusanelli for Calgary-Currie!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Nothing Happens Without Volunteers

Volunteering for Alison Redford during her campaign to become the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party made me realize just how much work gets done by volunteers. They're indispensable and I'm thankful for everyone who has donated their time to support me during my bid to become the PC nominee for Calgary Currie. Thank-you all!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

More Pies For PC Calgary Currie

Pie For PC Calgary Currie Event

Brent Shervey, endorses Christine for Calgary Currie

I am very pleased to present the following kind words from Brent Shervey, a highly regarded political strategist, community builder, long-time active member of PC Alberta, former member of Peter Lougheed's office, and Calgary Currie constituent.

- Christine,

"I trusted Christine Cusanelli with my children.

Now I'm trusting her with the political future of my community.

As a teen she was smart, responsible and hard-working. She became a trusted babysitter and family friend.

She is now an accomplished professional - a Calgary Catholic School Principal, who is a proven leader and passionate about the community.

Christine is the kind of Progressive Conservative that will fit perfectly within the new kind of engaged governance Premier Alison Redford is implementing.

On January 28 from noon to 4 pm, please join me in voting Christine at the Killarney Glengarry Community Hall at 28 St. and 28 Ave. SW.

She is the kind of PC Calgary-Currie needs in the Alberta Legislature."

- Brent Shervey

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Official Nomination Announcement

I am pleased to announce my official Progressive Conservative Candidacy for Calgary Currie.

Feel free to share this video with anyone who lives in Calgary Currie and you'll need a Progressive Conservative membership to vote ($5)

Voting is on January 28, between 12 - 4 PM, at the Killarney Glengarry Community Centre at 28th Avenue and 28th Street SW.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Vote for Christine Cusanelli as your PC nominee

Everyone has their own reasons to vote. Health care, senior’s care, education, the economy – there are endless reasons to register your concern by endorsing someone who can take your views forward.

The first ballot-box opportunity residents of Calgary-Currie have to send an effective advocate to the Alberta Legislature is January 28 at the Killarney Glengarry Community Centre, 28 Avenue and 28 Street SW.

I will be there, on the ballot, as a nominee to represent Calgary-Currie for Premier Alison Redford’s Progressive Conservatives in the next provincial election.

There is a palpable feeling in Calgary and across Alberta that we are on the cusp of change. Premier Redford tapped into that sentiment during her leadership campaign, and was chosen as an Agent of Change by Albertans.

We are Conservatives, and we are Progressive.

We have a new leader who is signaling a new way of doing things – a new way of engaging voters, a new and cooperative way of working in partnership with the rest of Canada, without losing our identity or giving up what is important to Albertans.

I am a School Principal at St. Michael School and have served as an Agent of Change in my school community. Together with the team at St. Michael, we worked hard to change how we engage with students, with parents, and with the community.

We reached out, and the community, parents, and students reached back.

Now I want to take that spirit of cooperation, innovation, and growth to the Alberta Legislature.

Calgary-Currie deserves an MLA who will listen to what they have to say, and effectively present that message to government.

I decided to run for public office because I like what Premier Redford represents.

During the leadership race I hosted then-leadership candidate Redford in my home, and brought together a group of educators and others to hear what Alison had to say.

I believe her vision is the right one for Alberta, and I want to be part of the solutions for success going forward.

To do that, I need your help.

On January 28, vote for me, Christine Cusanelli.

All you need is a 2012 PC membership ($5 cost), and to be at the Killarney Glengarry Community Centre between 12-4 PM to cast your ballot.

If you want more information or need help buying or renewing your membership, send us a note at cusanelli4currie@gmail.com.

Thanks, and I promise, give me your support and I will never stop earning it.


Sunday, 1 January 2012

Christine Cusanelli For Calgary Currie

New Year, New Futures

Happy New Year.

It’s now officially 2012, and so far we have had a winter unlike any I have ever experienced here in Alberta.

I’m not complaining – snow and cold are something I’m used to, and I can even enjoy the cold season, but really I’ll take the comparatively balmy weather anytime.

For me, the New Year is a time of renewal and regeneration.

I typically look at the year that was, to take stock of what I’ve learned and what I’ve accomplished. Then I look to the year ahead, and decide what I want to focus on. 

I don’t make resolutions, exactly, but I enjoy a challenge, and the beginning of the year is a good time to gird yourself for change.

I expect 2012 to be a year of challenges for me.

I have been involved on the periphery of politics for some time, but decided it’s time to bring my skill set to a more active role.

The best way to do that is to win a seat in the legislature, so I am seeking the nomination for Calgary-Currie.

As I said, the New Year is a time of renewal, and it occurs to me that that is what is happening within the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

As Premier Redford has said, the leadership election brought a lot of attention to the party, and motivated tens of thousands of people to get involved in positive change.

That positive change is barreling ahead and the PC Party of Alberta continues to be the best choice for progressive leadership for the 21st Century.

It’s my goal to represent the citizens of Calgary-Currie at the provincial government level.
Please help me reach that goal, by coming out to vote on Jan 28 at the Killarney Glengarry Community Centre, 28 Ave and 28 St SW.

And may 2012 be wonderful and prosperous for all of you.