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 I'm running because I believe Calgary is a diverse, entrepreneurial and dynamic city, and should be represented in Ottawa by a progressive voice. My core values are simple: Canada should be fiscally prudent, socially progressive and environmentally responsible at home and abroad. Many Calgarians I've spoken to share these beliefs, and my goal is to help our city take a leading role in promoting these values in Canada and around the world.

The by-election in Calgary Centre is on November 26. It is our chance to begin to set  the country back on track. The Conservatives do not deserve to hold every seat in Calgary and should not have absolute power over our role in national politics. The rejuvenated Liberal Party should have a voice so progressive values from an Alberta perspective can inform and transform our national politics.

If like me you are deeply concerned about the direction of our country. If you are concerned that Canadian values of generosity of spirit, civility and compassion are being driven out of our national politics by a government that is off course, there is action that you can take.

After the 2011 election I got involved in rebuilding the Liberal party of Canada because I believe we need a voice of the centre in Canadian politics. This involved facilitating several sessions with Liberals from across Canada (both urban and rural) over the last year to affirm what it means to be a Liberal in the 21st century. From listening to approximately 900 people, I distilled the following statement of Canadian Liberal values.
"Liberals have clear and widely shared values. Liberals are socially progressive, fiscally prudent, and are concerned about the environment. They believe in social justice, intergenerational equity and respect individual freedoms. They believe in bilingualism and multi-culturalism in Canada and they want to be a positive force in the world.

They want public policy to be based on a thoughtful consideration of facts. They are concerned that the Conservatives are driving the country away from these values. Liberals are proud of the Canada that the Liberal Party built but also want to move on to face 21st century challenges rather than dwell in the past."
I share these values.

Do you?

If so, fight to create a Canada that is fiscally prudent, socially progressive, and environmentally responsible, both at home and abroad.

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Here's my vision for young Calgarians

and the importance of arts and culture in Calgary.

The 2012 campign in the media.

Calgary Herald, November 27, 2012
Braid: Crockatt wins byelection, but narrow victory is a moral defeat in Tory heartland

Calgary Herald, November 27, 2012
Calgary Centre votes: Conservative Joan Crockatt wins byelection

CBC News, November 27, 2012
Calgary byelection a primer for vote splitting

CTV News, November 27, 2012
Conservatives win Calgary Centre, but vote closer than expected

Globe and Mail, November 27, 2012
John Ibbitson: Will Tories learn lesson from Calgary Centre scare?

Globe and Mail, November 27, 2012
Tories retain Calgary Centre as Liberals, Greens split vote

Globe and Mail, November 27, 2012
Federal by-elections show dwindling Conservative support

Calgary Herald, November 26, 2012
Trudeau, McGuinty bring national attention to a tight Calgary byelection

Calgary Herald, November 25, 2012
Candidates make last-minute push for votes in Calgary Centre byelection

Calgary Herald, November 24, 2012
Trudeau says sorry ahead of byelection

Calgary Herald, November 24, 2012
Calgary Centre candidates make final push during lively debate

Winnipeg Free Press, November 23, 2012
Tories attack Trudeau

Calgary Herald, November 23, 2012
Bastion of Calgary Conservatives under fire in byelection

Calgary Herald, November 23, 2012
Calgary Centre candidate: Harvey Locke, November 22, 2012
Eugene Stickland endorses Harvey Locke

Letter from Robert Miller, former Federal Councillor of Green Party of Canada,
November 21, 2012

Time to Quit the Green Party of Canada

CTV News, November 20, 2012
Liberals hope for upset in Calgary Centre byelection

CTV News, November 20, 2012
Trudeau back in Calgary

Calgary Sun, November 20, 2012
Calgary Centre candidate Harvey Locke looks to help rebuild federal Liberals

Metro News Calgary, November 20, 2012
Calgary Centre byelection race heating up

IPolitics, November 20, 2012
Advance by-election numbers raise more questions than answers

The Toronto Star, November 20, 2012
Tim Harper: Why the Calgary Centre byelection is worth watching

Ottawa Citizen, November 19, 2012
Calgary Centre could really shake things up with Locke

Question Period, November 19, 2012
Bob Rae Questions Infrastructure Funding for Calgary

Globe and Mail, November 19, 2012
If Calgary Centre doesn't go blue, it would be a historic upset

Calgary Herald, November 19, 2012
Albertans shed traditional stereotype with more progressive views on social issues, poll finds

Calgary Herald, November 18, 2012
Conservative front-runner Crockatt draws fire at weekend byelection forums

CBC News, November 18, 2012
Nenshi calls Crockatts' absence "elephant not in the room"

Globe and Mail, November 18, 2012
In Calgary byelection, could Tories lose?

Calgary Herald, November 18, 2012
Crockatt fights off barbs from opponents during first forum

Calgary Herald, November 18, 2012
Atlantic Liberal MPs join chorus of support for eastern crude

CBC News, November 17, 2012
Crockatt comments cause criticism at byelection debate

Global TV News, November 17, 2012
Alberta's oil would be welcomed in Atlantic provinces: Halifax MP

CTV News, November 17, 2012
Minister caught receiving approved talking points from aide before interview

CTV News, November 16, 2012
Advance poll opens for Calgary Centre

Calgary Herald, November 15, 2012
Barbs fly as federal leaders pitch in for Calgary Centre byelection battle

Calgary Herald, November 15, 2012
Poll suggests honeymoon is over for the NDP as support shifts to Liberals

CBC News, November 15, 2012
Bob Rae reaches out to the West on energy policy

CBC News, November 15, 2012
Calgary Centre candidates slam 'missing' Tory contender

660 News, November 14, 2012
Polls say Liberals closely trailing Conservatives in Federal byelection

CBC Calgary TV News, November 14, 2012
Calgary Centre polling numbers

Global Calgary, November 13, 2012
Calgary-Centre candidates get high-profile backing

Calgary Herald, November 13, 2012
Action in Calgary-Centre

Globe and Mail, November 13, 2012
Race tightening in Calgary Centre by-election

CBC News, November 13, 2012
Federal Liberal, NDP leaders in town to support candidates

CTV News, November 13, 2012
Calgary Centre candidates get push from political pals

Calgary Sun News, November 13, 2012
Federal Liberals gunning to make Calgary 'cornerstone of revival'

Huffington Post Alberta, November 13, 2012
Conservative Party Of Canada Rule Alberta But Liberals Gain In Polls As Calgary Centre Looks For A Race

Huffington Post Alberta, November 12, 2012
Calgary Centre Byelection Picks Up

Calgary Herald, November 12, 2012
Tory voters for Locke

Letter from Simon Jackson, November 12, 2012
A Plea for Democracy
Simon Jackson's biography

Calgary Herald, November 8, 2012
Provincial Conservative rift spreads to federal realm in Calgary Centre byelection

Calgary Herald, November 8, 2012
Debates kick off as byelection looms

Calgary Herald, November 8, 2012
Braid: Simple math favours Tories in Calgary Centre byelection

CTV's Power Play, November 1, 2012
Harvey on CTV's Power Play (video link)

Rocky Mountain Outlook, November 1, 2012
Locke set to create political diversity

Calgary Herald, October 23, 2012
Liberal in Calgary Centre race expects more votes as energy deal stumbles

Calgary Sun, October 21, 2012
Voters in Calgary-Centre will head to the polls Nov. 26 to elect a new MP to replace Lee Richardson

CBC News, October 21, 2012
Byelection for Calgary Centre set for November

Calgary Metro, October 21, 2012
Campaign volunteers off and running in Calgary byelection

Calgary Herald, September 24, 2012
Locke gets Liberal nod for Calgary Centre

CBC News, September 24, 2012
Liberals chose Harvey Locke for Calgary Centre byelection

Calgary Herald, September 22, 2012
Locke easily wins Liberal nomination for Calgary Centre

Calgary Sun, September 22, 2012
Harvey Locke voted in as Liberal candidate for Calgary Centre

660 News, September 22, 2012
Name on the Calgary-Centre ballot for the Grits

CTV News, September 22, 2012
Liberals nominate Locke for Calgary Centre

Globe and Mail, September 13, 2012
New Conservative nominee seen as polarizing candidate in Calgary riding, September 22, 2012
Harvey Locke Wins Liberal Nomination with 58% of the Vote

Global News TV, September 2, 2012
News Hour - Pride. A record turnout for Calgary's Pride parade by Carolyn Kury

Canmore Leaders and Banff Crag and Canyon, August 8, 2012
Locke running for Liberal ticket in Calgary by-election by Maria Church
Canmore Leader
Banff Crag and Canyon

Globe and Mail, July 12, 2012
Liberals woo voters in enemy territory at Calgary Stampede

Calgary Herald, July 10, 2012
Rivals work Stampede circuit drumming up support for Calgary Centre nomination by Kelly Cryderman

Globe and Mail, July 9, 2012
Stampede a can't miss event for politicos of all stripes by Dawn Walton and Carrie Tait

Calgary Herald, July 8, 2012
Liberal leader optimistic about Calgary Centre riding by Kelly Cryderman

Globe and Mail, July 8, 2012
Liberals woo voters in enemy territory at Calgary Stampede by Dawn Walton and Carrie Tait

Be Loud and Proud as Liberals | Harvey Locke at Octoberfest

Supporting Community — Young Liberals for Harvey Locke collect cans and non-perishables for Sunalta's halfway house.