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Bruce Saville

N 1 9 8 2 , W I T H C I T Y - O W N E D E D M O N T O N T E L E P H O N E S b a t t l i n g p r o v i n c i a l r i v a l A l b e r t a G o v e r n m e n t T e l e - p h o n e s f o r l o n g - d i s t a n c e r e v e n u e i n t h e n e w l y d e - r e g u l a t e d t e l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s i n d u s t r y , B r u c e S a v i l l e I put his three-person company to work for Ed Tel. Saville developed an innovative billing system, giving Ed Tel the edge and putting Saville Systems on the map. The com- munications software company grew into a global op- eration with 1,400 employees by 1999. And then Saville sold it for $700 million, allowing the part owner of the Edmonton Oilers to concentrate more on philanthropy. The following comments are from a November 2004

“Rather than bragging that we are debt-free, the province should be bragging to the rest of the country that Alberta has no homeless, hungry or disadvantaged children.”

speech he made at a social policy conference at Edmon- ton’s Grant MacEwan College.

Rather than bragging to the rest of the country that we are debt- free, the province should be bragging to the rest of the country

that Alberta has no homeless and no hungry or d sadvantaged children. Let us not forget that we are the government. We choose our representatives, we hold them accountable and if we believe that homelessness and hunger should be eliminated and that the government should do more in th s area, then we must withhold our vote from those who do not support us.

ALBERTA VENTURE

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