Michael Oshry launches mayoral campaign rooted in economic recovery
Former Edmonton city councillor Michael Oshry said economic recovery and diversification would be at the top of his list if elected mayor as he kicked off his campaign Wednesday morning.
Oshry, a local businessman and Ward 5 councillor from 2013 to 2017, unveiled four platform priorities to strengthen the city as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Diversifying the economy and creating jobs, stronger management from council, more support for neighbourhood projects and creating an inclusive city for everyone are the four main themes of Oshry’s campaign. More detailed plans on achieving these priorities will be released throughout the summer, he said.
“How we emerge from some pretty terrible times is top of mind for all of us. The pandemic has been an overwhelming challenge and we now know that there are shifts in our economic reality that means that some of the same industries that brought us here cannot be counted on for our future prosperity, at least not in the same way,” he said. “We have to be relentless in our efforts to win for this city. I will ensure that the business community knows that city hall cares about their successes.”