June 26th, 2019

Provincial Election 2019

Election win sinking in for Glasgo

By GILLIAN SLADE on April 26th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade First-time MLA Michaela Glasgo is very much aware of being among a select group of people in Edmonton. “It truly is an honour for me,” said Glasgo, the UCP’s newly elected MLA for Brooks-Medicine Hat. After months of campaigning, even before the election was called, the orientation program for rookie MLAs on Wednesday required ... Read More »

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MLA Barnes eager to be sworn in for 3rd time

By GILLIAN SLADE on April 25th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Local UCP MLAs are in Edmonton preparing for a swearing-in ceremony of the cabinet on Tuesday. Drew Barnes, MLA for Cypress Medicine Hat, said new members such as Michaela Glasgo, MLA for Brooks-Medicine Hat, were given orientation Wednesday. “Yesterday (Tuesday) we had a quick caucus meeting to take care of some paperwork that was ... Read More »

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Mueller felt campaign was too scripted by his party

By GILLIAN SLADE on April 25th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Peter Mueller, NDP candidate in the provincial election, says being a first-time candidate was exhausting and he didn’t appreciate the requirement to strictly adhere to following the party’s line. Mueller says he found following only the party script meant he was in danger of losing his own identity, and it was something the public ... Read More »

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Students were focused on economy, just like most voters

By Medicine Hat News on April 20th, 2019

While most high school students are not quite of voting age yet, schools across the city gave them a chance to vote for their provincial party of choice on the day of election. If the student votes had counted, the United Conservative party would have had 49 seats, the NDP would have had 35 seats ... Read More »

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Student vote also favoured UCP

By JEREMY APPEL on April 18th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel The UCP would have a slimmer majority and the Alberta Party would have representation in the legislature if Alberta’s students were the only voters. According to the results of the province-wide student vote, the UCP would have 49 seats with 36 per cent of the vote, the NDP would have 35 seats with 30 ... Read More »

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Barnes ready to get started ASAP

By GILLIAN SLADE on April 18th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Drew Barnes anticipates the swearing in of MLAs to take place within 10 days, followed by a swift transition to the United Conservative Party government. “A transition team has been working behind the scenes for a long while,” said Barnes, who was re-elected in the Cypress Medicine Hat riding on Tuesday with 67 per ... Read More »

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Campaigns have just three days to remove all election signs

By GILLIAN SLADE on April 18th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade It took several campaign teams to install thousands of election signs across two local ridings and now they have just a few days in which to remove them, according to Alberta Transportation regulations. “Election signs are temporary signs and are only permitted from the date the election is called until three days after the ... Read More »

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Tories energized in unity after landslide victory

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 18th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant It was a party not seen in Medicine Hat for at least a decade or more as local Tories rallied together in a hotel ballroom to celebrate the United Conservative win in Tuesday’s provincial election. The re-formed political party – encapsulating factions that split before the 2012 vote but brought together – was brought ... Read More »

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UCP romps to victory in Drumheller-Stettler

By Medicine Hat News on April 18th, 2019

Near blanket support for the United Conservative Party in northern stretches of the southeast region helped power the party’s candidate to a near 80 per cent vote share in the riding of Drumheller-Stettler on Tuesday night. Nate Horner is the incoming MLA for the large riding that includes the Special Areas north of the Brooks-Medicine ... Read More »

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Barnes earns a turn with governing party

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 17th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Drew Barnes has been re-elected in the riding of Cypress-Medicine Hat, and for the first time into a majority governing party, and, potentially, a cabinet position. “Clearly our party has worked hard to win a mandate from Albertans to get the Alberta advantage back,” Barnes told reporters at a victory party for at the ... Read More »

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