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Zaheed Ali Khan: Calgary mayoral candidate on fluoridation

Source: Calgary Herald | October 7th, 2021
Location: Canada, Alberta

The next city council could be asked to return fluoride to the city’s water supply. What is your position on this?

It will be purely a vote and a democratic process.



Political/volunteer experience:

Wild Rose member, helped Prasad Panda. Volunteer with the magic of Christmas, SAIT, SAITSA, CIFF.

What is your motivation for seeking a seat on city council?

Too much needs to be addressed and changed. Everything that keeps a person up at night.

Describe your leadership style:

Will do what needs to be done for the people. The definition of my name is true believer, martyr of man. I would do anything for humanity.

What do you consider the single most important issue facing Calgarians, and what should be done about it?

Mental health. First we talk about it, identify where people fall off and fix it.

What are the three most important issues in your ward, and how would you address them?

Poverty, access to funding and resources. Mental health. I would address this by finding the funding and getting all industries involved in Calgary.

Do you support the city’s downtown revitalization strategy? Where should funding and programs be focused?

Funding should be focused on proper parking units for $150.00 per month. All social inequality programs should be funded.

What innovative project or job creation measure can you propose to aid Calgary’s post-COVID economic recovery?

We could usher in a 24-hour business plan, take control of our own health with a CHS and implement a new municipal charter of rights.

What should city council do to keep young adults from leaving Calgary?

OK, so my answer is broken. I want them to leave if we do not provide the education they need for their future goals and endeavours. However, by creating a child benefits and/or education pen-pal program by funding education, we could create an insurance that would be signed for a 10-year contract after education ends across the world. We will ensure that they come back to lay roots and family as they will want that for their children for generations to come.

* All candidate Q&As have been edited for clarity and brevity. 

*Original article online at https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/zaheed-ali-khan-calgary-mayoral-candidate-questionnaire