Being a man of the people is one thing, trying to be a man for ALL the people is much more difficult.
His proposals to aid agriculture are good and far-sighted. His ideas regarding parks and recreation space are vague, however, as he says "we need more", but doesn't say where we need them, how we'll pay for them, or when we can expect to get them. His solution for increasing funding for the arts is unique and fresh, but I don't know how successful it will be.
Stelmach has commited $1.4 Billion immediately to municipalities to help ease the infrastructure deficit,and then will phase in the turn-over of the "equivalent" to the education portion of property taxes to the cities. He seems committed to a 100% publicly-funded health care system, while cutting out some inefficiencies. And he wants to review resource royalties - not what the oil companies want to hear, but long overdue for the average Albertan.
Ed Stelmach's website is http://www.stelmach.ca