Canadian Home Builder's Association - Calgary Region

Urban Development Institute

September 23, 2010 11:23 ET

Media Advisory: Votecalgary.ca Posts Second Round of Candidate Videos

Calgary's Mayoral and Aldermanic Candidates Share their Views on Housing and Development Issues in Online Videos

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2010) - The Canadian Home Builder's Association– Calgary Region (CHBA) and the Urban Development Institute (UDI) Calgary are pleased to announce the addition of 24 more candidate video interviews to their election website, votecalgary.ca. The two-minute interviews are a part of votecalgary.ca's mandate to engage and educate the 28,000 members who work in the housing and development industry to vote in Calgary's October 18 election. The videos are available in the Meet the Candidates section of the website - on the Vimeo link below each candidate's profile.

"We are excited to provide a second round of candidate interviews on votecalgary.ca." said Jenelle Wohlberg, Project Manager for votecalgary.ca. "With the election less than a month away, it is important to continue to provide our industry members and Calgarians with fresh tools and information to help them cast an informed vote on October 18th."

The new two-minute video interviews feature candidate views on topics such as Calgary housing prices and the future of city development from a variety of contenders such as Barb Higgins and Ric McIver. The interviews are an addition to votecalgary.ca surveys filled out by participating candidates focusing on issues such as bringing new business to Calgary, urban growth and the importance of consumer choice in home buying. Votecalgary.ca also features a Current News section with up-to-date election news as well as a Facebook and Twitter page.

"It is important that we provide tools for our industry members to identify the candidates and become familiar with their views on issues that matter to their livelihoods," said Wohlberg. "These video interviews serve as an important tool in providing a snapshot of candidate views on the form and future of our city."

To view the candidate video interviews or for more information, please visit www.votecalgary.ca, or join votecalgary.ca's Facebook and Twitter pages.

CHBA – Calgary Region represents over 700 member companies including single and multi family builders, renovators, land developers, trades, suppliers and general professionals bound together to provide the Calgary region with housing and communities that represent innovation and integrity.

UDI - Calgary represents over 180 member companies involved in residential, multi-family and commercial construction in Calgary. The association's mission is to represent their members in development industry through the establishment of urban planning and development which will best provide for the needs of Calgarians today and in the future.

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