Steve Young is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-Riverview since 2012.

He was a criminal law instructor at MacEwan University from 2007 to 2012. He worked as a policeman from 1995 until 2012.

“As I said, as a former policeman, I’m more about evidence, rather than allegations or people telling me how good it is or how bad it is. I like to see what are the results, and what is the evidence. Well, the evidence I saw is good people trying to do good things. And trying to reach out of their own comfort zone, or their own communities, and help other communities.”

“While I’ve never met Mr. Gülen, I can see the results of that, and I can certainly know him by those principles I’ve seen articulated and manifest itself through decisions that were made via the organization. How they conduct themselves, where they choose to put their efforts, in research institutions, establishing places to support children, around, based on those principles.”

“We all have a role, and to get off the chair, and to get up and help others. So, and I’ve seen that. Mr. Gülen has gotten off the chair and helped people around the world with the Movement.”

“When the Hizmet Movement is allowing kids from different places to learn, which is empowering, and grow and create that center that’s safe, and learning that empowers people, we know that in many places, if you send a little kid to school, and they come home and then they teach their parents, ’cause their parents may not have had that benefit, because of poverty or war, and so it goes beyond just the children, it goes to the family.”