David Clement joins Peterson Campaign as Edmonton Strathcona Policy Advisor

August 31, 2020

For immediate release:

Rick Peterson announced today that one of Canada’s leading free market policy advisors has joined his campaign in preparation for the Conservative Party of Canada nomination contest in Edmonton Strathcona.

David Clement

David Clement, a former policy advisor to Peterson’s 2020 Conservative leadership bid, will be joining Peterson’s Edmonton Strathcona campaign as Senior Policy Advisor.

“In the past four months as we’ve been going door-to-door in Edmonton Strathcona, it’s been made clear to me that Conservatives and everyone in the riding are looking for strong ideas that will help stimulate job growth and economic expansion here in Edmonton and across Canada."

“David Clement’s very strong credentials and expertise in this area will help our campaign reflect that input from Edmonton Strathcona residents and put forth sound and compelling ideas that I hope to bring to the table as the next Conservative Member of Parliament in this riding.”

Based in Oakville Ontario,  Mr. Clement holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in International Relations from Wilfrid Laurier University, where he served as the Research Assistant to the Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights. David regularly covers consumer regulations for national publications such as the National Post, Globe and Mail, and Toronto Star.

He has been invited to provide expert testimony in front of Ontario’s Standing Committee on Social Policy, BC’s Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, the Canadian Senate’s Committee on National Finance and is a stakeholder on the Canadian Free Trade Agreement’s Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table.

“I’m excited to be working with Rick again and helping him and his very impressive team win back this key urban riding for the Conservative Party of Canada,” said Mr. Clement.

“Rick and I share the same focus on strong growth policies for the economy that reflect the unique contribution that Edmonton Strathcona brings to the national debate. We’ll be looking at ways to support the traditional resource sector and at the same time accelerate support of hydrogen, nuclear and carbon capture technology. We need to focus on how we can get people safely back to work, in all sectors of our economy. Having the University of Alberta in the riding opens up exciting opportunities in the tech sector that we intend to highlight as key job creation and wealth creation targets. I know that if he’s elected MP for Edmonton Strathcona, Rick’s voice will be one that will be heard and respected in the next Conservative government under Erin O’Toole.”


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