Alberta has always been a driver of Canadian prosperity thanks to our bountiful resources and responsible government. In recent years, we’ve lost our way. It's time to bring back the conservative principles which have made prosperity possible: low taxes, free markets and fiscal responsibility.
Shaping Alberta’s Future (SAF) is a free market-oriented Political Action Committee (PAC) incorporated in the Province of Alberta. As a third-party advertiser, SAF is registered with Elections Alberta and reports to the Chief Electoral Ofﬁcer of Alberta, as required by legislation.
We operate independently from all registered political parties, leadership contestants and candidates, but promote those who support conservative, free-enterprise policies and oppose those who do not.
Mission Statement & Objectives
Shaping Alberta’s Future exists to raise funds to promote the principles of free enterprise, limited government, free markets, ﬁscal responsibility, and the removal of unnecessary government regulation. We believe in free-enterprise and economic growth that works for the individual, as it is the ultimate instrument of poverty alleviation, freedom of speech, and social justice for all.
Why Was SAF Formed?
Following the election of the NDP in 2015, the government implemented new election ﬁnance and contribution rules for political parties and candidates, prohibiting corporate donations and reducing annual individual contributions from $30,000 to $4,000. While tightening donations to political parties, the Government created a new “third-party” legislative regime to allow PACs, which operate independently from political parties, to engage in political fundraising from corporations, substantial personal contributors and unions. These donations can be used to promote or oppose candidates, political parties, policies, and ideas.
The political Left, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), radical environmental groups, and unions, have taken full advantage of similar rules in other jurisdictions. For example, in the last Ontario election, there were more than 50 PACs, the vast majority of them left-leaning, that sought to influence the outcome of the election.
SAF was formed specifically to organize those who believe in freedom, whether individuals or corporations, to counter public sector unions and left-wing PACs. Our goal is to defeat the NDP in the next Alberta Election and to promote candidates and parties that are best positioned to bring prosperity back to Alberta.