"There are times where Alberta tends to be like bear spray and tends to stuff it up the nose of other Canadians -- we don't need to do that," Dinning said in an interview.
"We can be testosterone-driven, truck-driving cowboys from time to time," said the Calgary businessman. "That goes with our maverick spirit. But more often than not, Albertans tend to do rather than say, and I'm going to be a doing kind of guy."
Instead of stoking the resentment many Canadians feel towards the energy-rich province, Dinning would prefer to focus on quietly duplicating success stories such as the drastic reduction of wait times for hip replacement surgery.
A powerhouse of clean energy, a protector of wilderness, a hub of knowledge -- those are the kind of spots Dinning likes to talk about.
Yo Alberta Conservatives! Vote for this guy!