Rick Peterson

A Bold Conservative Voice for Edmonton Strathcona

As President of Edmonton-based Peterson Capital, I have more than 30 years experience in Canada's investment industry. We help finance and support Canada's leading growth companies as they compete in local, national and global markets.

I believe that the next ten years are the most exciting years in Canada's history - with potential for tremendous growth and optimism.

We live in an age of creative disruption, where companies like Shopify can become multi-billion dollar success stories overnight. I know, for sure, that Edmonton Strathcona can play a leadership role in this exciting time. Let's create, in Edmonton Strathcona, the breeding grounds that have the potential to create the Shopifys of tomorrow.

As a University of Alberta alumni, I know that our highly educated, ethnically diverse and entrepreneurial students and residents exemplify the best that Canada can be.

As a member of a national championship University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey team, I know how powerful a culture of winning and teamwork can achieve amazing things.

I'm fluently bilingual, having lived in France for 10 years earlier in life, and am a graduate of the Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris. Our francophone community in Edmonton Strathcona is the strongest in the city. Je vais travailler pour la rendre encore plus forte que jamais.

I'm already at work. On the ground, meeting Conservatives in our neighborhood. I know what it takes to build success, from the grassroots up. That's what I'm committed to doing in Edmonton Strathcona.

I'm a lifelong Conservative volunteer, campaign worker, fundraiser, EDA board member and former CPC leadership candidate. In 2018 I founded Suits and Boots, a national non-profit group that supports Canada's resource sector workers and their families.

  • I'm a strong advocate for zero per cent corporate income tax and a 15% flat personal income tax.
  • I believe climate change is real, and needs to be addressed.
  • Canada's heaviest emitters of GHG emissions should be taxed but Trudeau's carbon tax on individuals and small businesses should be scrapped.
  • Supply management should be scrapped.
  • We must defend law-abiding firearms owners.
  • I am strongly pro-choice and have marched in Pride parades for decades.
  • I strongly believe social conservative views must be heard and respected in our Party.
  • Grassroots Conservative volunteers, fundraisers and organizers must be treated with respect and support by CPC Party headquarters.

As a former reporter and editorial writer for the Edmonton Journal, I know a good story when I see one.

Please join me as we're about to write the next chapter in Edmonton Strathcona. One that will see your voice – a bold, Conservative voice – be heard in Ottawa at the table when the Conservative Party of Canada forms government after the next federal election.

My wife, Irish, and our three Golden Retrievers, Smooch, Beau, and Olive, look forward to meeting you.