Why Choose Hugh?

The October 2019 federal election is a critical, pivotal point in Canadian politics. Never has it been more important to have strong and pragmatic Conservative representation at the federal table.

Calgary Centre needs A NEW ENERGY

Hugh Thomson is the best candidate to represent Calgary Centre bringing a unique set of skills and financial expertise: 

  • 25 years of oil and gas experience
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Political experience
  • Strong sense of community

Hugh’s Impetus for Change

A native Calgarian and long-time Calgary Centre resident, Hugh Thomson learned the importance of public service early in life. The son of a former Progressive Conservative MP, Hugh saw his father take the fight against the crippling National Energy Program to then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Fast forward 35 years and it's a different Trudeau. A different Thomson. But the same fight. 

Divisive, pandering policies are resulting in investment flight and unnecessary hardship for Calgarians. 

As a father, husband and engaged member of Calgary Centre, Hugh has seen the impact government-created uncertainty has on average Calgarians. From job losses to less money in the bank for those fortunate enough remain employed. This is not the Canadian dream. 

Calgary Centre needs an experienced, pragmatic and empathetic Member of Parliament to rally for our families. Hugh Thomson is that voice.

Hugh and Andrew Scheer discussing issues facing Calgarians.Hugh and Andrew Scheer discussing issues facing Calgarians.

The Need to Revitalize our Economic Engine

For 25 years, Hugh Thomson has had a front row seat aboard the oil and gas roller-coaster. But when federal government inaction and foot-dragging started choking business and killing jobs, the time came to stand up. 

Federal policy has stifled investment and erected barriers to prosperity. As a Chartered Accountant and former Chief Financial Officer in oil and gas, Hugh understands the impact uncertainty brings to Alberta’s economic engine. 

Direct foreign investment in Canada has declined 57% in the last three years meaning lost  livelihoods. 

Our country imports 700,000 barrels of foreign oil a day while ever-changing regulatory hurdles and political opportunism keeps Alberta crude stranded. This is unacceptable.

Calgary Centre must have a strong voice in Ottawa to stop the unnecessary nonsense that punishes Canadians while allowing others to prosper. The time has come to get off this Liberal carnival ride and carve a path to responsible prosperity. Hugh Thomson has the right mix.

Hugh’s expertise includes:

  • Banking and treasury
  • Risk management
  • Financial reporting
  • Corporate development and capital markets
  • Budgeting
  • Taxation
  • Insolvency restructuring
  • Investor relations
  • Regulatory filings

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Community Minded

Having lived and worked in Calgary Centre for most of his life, Hugh’s ties to the community run deep. 

He has been involved in a number of political campaigns in three levels of government. Hugh was also a delegate at the PC leadership delegation.

Hugh spent three years working closely with the City of Calgary to spearhead a project in the Beltline, Thomson Family Park.  This year-round outdoor recreation area enhances the lives of residents, and "creates a stronger sense of community with laughter, adventures, community event, special occasions and enjoying nature." (City of Calgary)

 

Thomson Family Park grand opening October 14, 2016