April 1st, 2023
 | Calgary, Alberta

Government MLA, MP, County

Miranda Rosin - MLA

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Constituency Office
206, 1080 Railway Avenue
Canmore, AB T1W 1P4
Phone: 403.609.4509
Fax: 403.609.4513
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Satellite Office
PO Box 313
#226 - 7 Balsam Avenue
Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0
Phone: 403.949.5090
Legislature Office
503C Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6
Phone: 780.643.1027
Fax: 780.638.3506
"Miranda Rosin is the United Conservative MLA for the provincial constituency of Banff-Kananaskis, representing approximately 48,000 people.  Miranda sits on the Legislative Committees of Public Accounts and Resource Stewardship.  Miranda was also appointed to the province’s Fair Deal Panel by Premier Jason Kenney.  Prior to politics, Miranda worked in marketing and market development.  Miranda holds her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with majors in marketing and international business from the University of Regina in conjunction with the Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce. “




If you don’t have plans on Sunday nights, you do now! Alberta is on the big screen.

In case you haven’t heard, The Last of Us premiered on January 15th and new episodes air weekly on Crave TV at 7:00 pm. The Last of Us, based off a popular video game, is HBO’s newest series about the survival of a man and a young girl in a post-apocalyptic world, onset by a mass fungal infection that turned most of civilization into wild cannibalistic monsters and left survivors to fight and kill for basic means of living. The two are forced together by unfortunate circumstances in a journey across a now desolate United States in pursuit of a cure to save the human race. Admittedly the plot is a bit dark, but the series and video game are known to be a deep story of hope, love, and perseverance.

What really matters is that this series is HBO’s largest production in studio history at over $10 million per episode, even larger than Game of Thrones, and it was 100% filmed in Alberta.
Throughout the series you will recognize many familiar places such as the Calgary skyline, the Canmore bridge and Main Street, and the Legislature Building – all brought to life by the hard work of the 9000 individuals employed to work on the set.

This massive production was a direct success of our Government’s economic policies and new film production tax credit. This work began back in 2019 before the provincial election was even held. As a United Conservative caucus we knew that Alberta had immense potential for film and television production, but that it had yet to be harnessed. We collectively organized a summit with producers from across the province and most major Hollywood studios to better understand what Alberta needed to become competitive in this industry. Our province had the landscapes, but lacked the supporting policy. Shortly after the 2019 election in response to what we heard at that summit, we introduced the Alberta Film and Television Tax Credit or FTTC for short. By Spring of the following year we removed the per-production cap on the credit, and just a month later HBO announced they would be filming the entirety of the Last of Us in Alberta.

In the past, Alberta historically had a grant program to support the film and television industry in the province. The grant was tied to a fixed allocation of money and was only accessible on a quarterly basis upon filling out a lengthy and tedious application. This left companies to spend resources on needless bureaucratic processes and to make business decisions based on government timelines that did not even come with certainty of application acceptance. Our new FTTC is a tax credit that is continuously accessible, available to any production that meets the basic requirement of being largely filmed and produced in Alberta, requires no onerous application process, and scales with the size of the production.

The interest from major studios was instant.

To directly quote the Vice President of Creative Industries & Film Commissioner at Calgary Economic Development, “The Alberta Government removed the per production cap. This
immediately made us nationally and internationally competitive.”

Keep Alberta Rolling, the leading film and television industry association in Alberta stated “The Alberta screen industry is seeing record levels of production including flagship projects like HBO’s The Last of Us choosing the province to do business. This serves as a reminder that good policy matters. This success is a direct result of working collaboratively across industry stakeholders, the incredible talent and landscapes in the province, and the implementation of the film and television tax credit making the Alberta Government great partners in production.”

Even the Senior Vice President of HBO stated at The Last of Us premiere that the production was a “partnership between HBO and the Government of Alberta”.

The success of the FTTC is a perfect example of why deliberate economic policy matters. While Alberta has the human capital, the natural resources, and the landscapes to be a natural destination of business interest, sitting idly by as policymakers would have inhibited our province from reaching its true potential. That is why, over the past three years, we have reduced business taxes, deregulated the economy, and introduced targeted sector growth strategies for new and emerging industries such as hydrogen, lithium, petrochemicals, technology, and film.

Today Alberta is leading the nation in GDP growth, leading the nation in inter- provincial migration, and leading the nation in job creation with over 220,000 new private sector jobs having
been created in just three short years.

At a time of such global economic uncertainty, this economic growth serves as a reminder of how fortunate and proud we should be to consider ourselves Albertans.

On Sunday nights going forward, turn on your televisions and see Alberta on the big screen. You’ll be left feeling as proud and excited about our future as I am.


John Barlow - MP




Conservatives are holding the Liberal government to account and in doing so have achieved some major wins for Canadians.

As a result of work done by the Conservative team, who engaged with stakeholders impacted by potentially devastating policy, the Liberals have been forced to backdown on bad legislation. For example, Prime Minister Trudeau has had to press pause on expanding access to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) and repeal harmful Liberal amendments to the non-sensical hunting rifle ban. In addition, a Conservative bill to remove the carbon tax on propane and natural gas for vital farming practices such heating and cooling barns and grain drying has almost passed all stages in the House of Commons.

When the Liberals proposed their last- minute amendments to Bill C-21 to ban hunting rifles and shotguns, many Albertans and Canadians spoke up. It was the Conservatives who listened and brought these concerns to the House to stop the Liberals from moving forward. We forced the Liberals to withdraw their hunting rifle ban because we know attacking law-abiding firearms owners and hunters will not address the rise in violent crime. After eight years of this Liberal government violent crime in Canada is up 32% with nonsensical policies like dismantling our bail system and eliminating mandatory minimum sentences on many violent crimes, including firearms. Conservatives will continue to stand up and defend the rights of hunters, farmers, and Indigenous peoples against Liberal overreach and their ineffective policies. Furthermore, when Trudeau goes after legal firearms again, make no mistake he will, Conservatives will again stand strong.

Since it was first introduced, Conservatives have vehemently opposed their flawed expansion to MAiD legislation to include vulnerable Canadians suffering with mental health issues. The Liberals are now delaying this reckless expansion, for the meantime. However, we are committed to staying focused, working with advocacy groups in mental health and disability communities, and ensuring the Liberals put resources and safeguards in place to ensure Canadians can access the support services they need rather than choosing assisted death. I will continue to work to ensure the Liberals see the dangerous slippery slope.

I am as well very proud of my Conservatives colleague, MP Ben Lobb, as his private member’s Bill C-234 has the support of all the opposition parties, including the NDP and Green Members. This Conservative Bill, which I have proudly seconded and helped champion through the House of Commons, is critical for Canadian agriculture and food prices as it would remove the carbon tax from propane and natural gas on farms. I look forward to this Bill passing the House of Commons as it corners its final stage, and will proceed to the Senate before becoming law.

For the last eight years, this out of touch Liberal government has proven to be incompetent and unethical, leading more and more people to feel that Canada is broken. On the other hand, Pierre Poilievre and the Conservatives are the hope on the horizon. I am proud to say we have been an extremely effective opposition in holding Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government accountable for their damaging policies.

Conservatives are committed to fighting the Liberal’s tax hikes, inflationary spending and cost-of-living crisis with common-sense and effective policies.

I can feel Canadians are excited to see what a strong, competent Conservative government can accomplish because they are seeing the Official Opposition stand up for what is important to them – cost-of-living, safe communities and the economy. Think about what the Poilievre Conservatives will be able to do for Canadians as the governing party.

John Barlow
MP for Foothills
Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Agri-Food and Food Security

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Blake Richards, MP

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First elected in 2008, Blake Richards was re-elected for a third time in the new ridingFirst elected in 2008, Blake Richards was re-elected for a third time in the new ridingof Banff-Airdrie on October 19, 2015.Blake serves as the Official Opposition Shadow Minister Democratic Institutionsand for Tourism.While serving on the government side of the House of Commons, Blake chaired twostanding policy committees and was Chair of the Parliamentary Tourism Caucus. Healso frequently represented the government in regional and national media.Always focused on the needs of his constituents, Blake has three times been namedCanada’s Best Constituency MP as well as Hardest Working MP, and in 2015received a Canadian Tourism Award for his work in Parliament on behalf of thetourism industry.


Constituency Contact Information

Airdrie Constituency Office


16-620 1st Avenue NW

Airdrie, Alberta

T4B 2R3

Phone Number: 403-948- 5103 or Toll Free at 1-800- 667-0410

Fax Number: 403-948- 0879

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Parliament Hill Office

Contact Information


House of Commons

Ottawa, ON

K1A 0A6

Phone Number: 613-996- 5152

Fax Number: 613-947- 4601
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Community Office Hours

The first Thursday of every month at the following locations:

–      Canmore, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Civic Centre, located at 902-7 th Avenue

–      Banff, 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Rundlestone Lodge, located at 537 Banff Avenue

–      Cochrane, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cochrane Dodge, located at 6 River Heights Drive


Rocky View Councillors

Division 1: 

Kevin Hanson


Elbow Valley, Springbank
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Boards & Committees

  • Bragg Creek FireSmart Committee - Chair
  • Calgary Metropolitan Region Board
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission – Chair
  • Recreation Governance Committee
  • Rocky View Foundation
  • Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Parks Society
  • Springbank Park for All Seasons Agricultural Society




2023 Budget Deliberations Underway

This year, Administration tried out a new process to help collect resident input. The County invited residents and businesses to try their hand at balancing municipal tax revenues and spending through an online Budget Allocator tool. The users were directed to increase, decrease, or maintain spending for services that directly affect their daily lives. Public comments were accepted from October 18, 2022, to November 1, 2022, and the results remain available to residents after this period for ongoing viewing. I consider this to be a pilot project for continuing to use the tool in future years.

So far this fall, Council has had a preliminary Workshop, followed by a Special Council Meeting where each department provided us an overview of their services, what their plan was for 2023, and the associated budget required to deliver that program. This is the core Budget to maintain current service levels. It is considered our baseline case and is currently available for viewing on the County’s website.

Finalizing our 2023 Budget continues with another Special Council Meeting scheduled for December 14th. At that meeting, Council will be presented the results of the Budget Allocator
survey, time is allocated for further public input, and we will discuss a variety of potential new initiatives being considered for next year. Depending on where the final budget numbers are
landing, a preliminary tax rate increase is estimated, with the final residential and business rates set in the spring once property assessments are finalized.

Fall RMA Convention

5 Councilors attended the convention this year, including myself. I spoke at the rural caucus meeting giving an update on RVC’s perspectives from the past 6-months of experience
participating in the Calgary Region Growth Board. During the Resolution Session, with help from our administration, I introduced a successful amendment to a motion pertaining to Intermunicipal Collaboration agreements. The amendment removed potential for unintended consequences for rural municipalities that were members of a Regional Growth Board. I asked Sturgeon County to be the seconder for our amendment. Rocky View continues to establish closer relationships with other rural municipalities that surround Edmonton, as we have much in common.

Clearwater Park Discussion with Provincial MLA’s

I recently attended a meeting organized by the Discovery Ridge Homeowners Association and Elbow Valley Resident’s Club. In addition to myself, Clr. Richard Pootmans was in attendance representing residents in Calgary. The meeting was hosted by MLAs Mike Ellis for Calgary west, and MLA Miranda Rosin for Rocky View area, but Miranda was unfortunately not able to attend. Alberta Transportation Ring Road management was also in attendance.

The purpose of the meeting was to raise awareness with the MLAs of the potential for a tying a series of Elbow River green spaces upstream from Weasel Head through Griffin Park, through the Ring Road TUC, through Calgary-owned Clearwater Park, and potentially tying in further upstream Rocky View County Municipal Reserves, Environment Reserves, and perhaps some private land within the floodplain. Active Transportation access through / across the TUC was also discussed. These are still preliminary discussions, but my purpose was to ask the province what role they should or could play in the creation or coordination of a multi-jurisdictional park space on the west side of Calgary / Rocky View County.


Please e-mail me if you would like to be added to my contact list for e-mail and on-line communications – Kevin.Hanson@RockyView. ca or call 403.463.1166.


Division 2 - Don Kochan


Division 2: Don Kochan
Mayor (2021-2023)
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Boards & Committees

  • Calgary Metropolitan Region Board - Alternate
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Intermunicipal Committee - City of Calgary
  • Intermunicipal Committee - Cochrane
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Recreation Governance Committee




Don Kochan – Division 2 


Hi everyone, the following Division 2 information is for your use:

Springbank Area Structure Plan (ASP): the Engagement Summary report was released on October 17, 2022, and is available on the County’s website. The previous drafts (North ASP and South ASP) have been combined into a single ASP again, and significant revisions have been made to align with the Regional Growth Plan, and to address community feedback and City of Calgary concerns. Administration is completing those adjustments and are aiming to present Council with the final ASPs for consideration by the end of Q2 of 2023, subject to external factors such as Intermunicipal collaboration with the City of Calgary and further public engagement on the final draft ASP.

Costco Application at Bingham Crossing: Administration has been working with Costco on the application and has reviewed the Costco revised submission to determine if the documents align with all policy and technical requirements. Administration has conditionally approved the Development Permit for the construction of a Costco warehouse and ancillary uses, in the Bingham Crossing area of Springbank, Rocky View County.

On February 7, 2023, the conditional approval began, a Notice of Decision letter was mailed out to adjacent residents and nearby landowners, and the Notice of Decision was posted on the County’s Website.

February 28, 2023, will be the deadline for the County to receive any appeals from the applicant or adjacent/nearby landowners regarding the decision. Information on how to appeal was contained within the Notice of Decision letter and on the notice posted online.

Springbank Community Centre: The Springbank Community Facilities Business Case was presented at the Recreational Governance Committee (RGC) meeting on February first. The
business case itself is the final piece to the Recreation Parks and Master plan. The data and facilities noted in the business case were generated from almost 4 years of community engagement through the Recreation Needs Assessment, Recreation and Parks Master Plan and through the voice of the Stakeholder advisory group. The business case proposes phases to build multiple recreation amenities that have been identified as a need from the community and groups who would be using the facilities frequently. The amenities are very conceptual and high level in nature. At the RGC meeting, RGC approved Phase 1, the Community Event Centre and to bring a report back with next steps. These next steps would include identifying a project team, capital campaign plan, master site development plans, site servicing quotes and other logistic items to move the project forward.

The business case is not intended to identify the final community facility, its purpose is to identify the community need and a concept of what could be built based off of the data. The specifics of the facility are still to be determined with the next steps. Timeline for building of the facility will depend on County capacity and priorities, success of a capital fundraising campaign, and interest within the larger community to take a lead in consort with the County.

Tax Assessment Notices:
 On January 27th, Rocky View County mailed out the 2023 Property Assessment Notices. If you did not receive your assessment notice or should you have any questions or concerns about your assessment, please contact Assessment Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 403-230-1401. You may also access my.RockyView.ca to obtain Property assessment information, Property tax payments and balances, Tax certificates, etc.

Amendments to County Plan and Land Use Bylaw: Administration brought forward changes proposing to replace the Business Live Work (B-LWK) and Special Future Urban Development (S-FUD) Districts, and the Special Function Business (SFB) use, with a new HBB3 use. The intent of HBB3 is to allow County residents to undertake limited-scale business uses on their property. A key requirement of the proposed amendments is that a HBB3 use must be secondary to the principal residential use on the site while remaining compatible with the residential and/or agricultural character of the surrounding area. Administration also recommended making amendments to the existing HBB Type 1 and 2 use regulations to improve interpretation, address previously identified issues and to better distinguish the three HBB types. Council requested a workshop to gain a better understanding of the 3 types of HBB land uses and that the proposed modifications address the concerns raised by residents. The revised report will then be presented to the Governance Committee in June before proceeding to a new public hearing.

Don Kochan – Division 2 Councillor
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