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Provincial Election 2019

Business plans differ greatly from party to party

By Collin Gallant on April 5th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant One candidate’s layered cost of doing business is another’s reasonable steps to make life better for wage earners, it seems in the current election. This week the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce held two debates related to small business issues and its registered “Vote Prosperity” campaign. The United Conservatives have pointed to minimum wage ... Read More »

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Brooks-MH candidates visit Monsignor McCoy ahead of next week’s student vote

By JEREMY APPEL on April 5th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Monsignor McCoy students had the opportunity to hear from Brooks-Medicine Hat’s candidates the past few days, culminating in a student vote next week. Alberta Party candidate Jim Black spoke at McCoy Thursday, while UCP candidate Michaela Glasgo spoke Tuesday and NDP candidate Lynn MacWilliam was on Wednesday. McCoy Grade 12 student Mitchell Beckedorf, who ... Read More »

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Despite one cancellation, second education meet-and-greet a go

By Medicine Hat News on April 4th, 2019

One education forum put on by a local chapter of the Alberta Teachers Association is cancelled, but a related event is still going ahead as planned despite overtures that conservative candidates will not attend. Late Monday, ATA Local No. 1, representing teachers in the public school board, announced the group was cancelling its April 8 ... Read More »

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Kenney, Phillips take aim over petrochemicals, renewables

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 4th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant On two pressing economic concerns for southeastern Alberta, the United Conservative Party says it would follow through on or consider expanding programs launched by the New Democrat government. A petrochemical diversification program (PDP) and green energy contracts that led to billions in regional investments have been heavily criticized in conservative circles over the past ... Read More »

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Brooks-MH candidates take the stage

By JEREMY APPEL on April 4th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel The four major candidates vying to be the Brooks-Medicine Hat MLA squared off in a debate Wednesday at Medicine Hat College. The UCP’s Michaela Glasgo, NDP candidate Lynn MacWilliam, the Alberta Party’s Jim Black and independent conservative Todd Beasley discussed topics such as education, health, energy and, of course, the economy at the Chamber ... Read More »

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Local teachers’ association cancels forum because of UCP no-shows

By Medicine Hat News on April 3rd, 2019

An all-candidates forum on education has been cancelled after organizers said two local United Conservative Party candidates wouldn’t commit to attend. Local No. 1 of the Alberta Teachers Association announced late Monday that it typically has hosted candidates from all parties in previous elections. A release states they hoped to provide a broad range of ... Read More »

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Cypress-MH hopefuls square off at forum

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 3rd, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant At the midpoint of another divisive election in Alberta, four candidates for the riding of Cypress-Medicine Hat kept their blows above the belt at a forum at Medicine Hat College’s Eresman Theatre. But, there’s a big divide among contenders for four major parties and how they feel about the past four years and what ... Read More »

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Hatters’ election interest starting to build

By MO CRANKER on April 2nd, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker With April underway, the provincial election is nearly two weeks away. Medicine Hatters were out and about Monday afternoon and the News caught up with a few to see how interested people were compared to previous elections. Gary Deibert has lived in Medicine Hat for just about his entire life and says the upcoming ... Read More »

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Alberta Advantage candidate in Cypress-Medicine Hat defends lewd remarks

By JEREMY APPEL on April 2nd, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Cypress-Medicine Hat Alberta Advantage candidate Terry Blacquier is defending inflammatory Facebook posts as “satire.” The posts include lewd comments geared toward Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, references to a “Muslim invasion” of the United Kingdom and a meme contrasting “anti-rape tips” for liberals and conservatives. The posts were made from ... Read More »

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Alberta Advantage Party gets local candidate for Cypress-Medicine Hat

By MO CRANKER on April 1st, 2019

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker A new candidate has entered the ring in Cypress-Medicine Hat. Terry Blacquier, who has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years, will be running for the Alberta Advantage Party in Cypress-Medicine Hat. “I’ve been thinking about this for months,” he said Saturday morning. “I’m just not happy with where ... Read More »

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