July 24th, 2021

Provincial Election 2019

ATA members from Catholic board, PRSD hosting all-candidates meet-and-greet

By Medicine Hat News on March 29th, 2019

The Alberta Teachers Association locals from the Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education and Prairie Rose School Division are co-hosting a meet-and-greet for the candidates of both local ridings on April 10. Members of the public are invited to the event, which will be at the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club from 7-8:30 p.m. ... Read More »

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UCP candidates won’t be attending health care forum

By JEREMY APPEL on March 29th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Friends of Medicare is hosting an election forum on health care April 11, but neither Medicine Hat UCP candidate will be in attendance. John Beaven, a Friends of Medicare board member, says he hasn’t heard any response from Cypress-Medicine Hat candidate Drew Barnes, nor Brooks-Medicine Hat candidate Michaela Glasgo, after repeatedly attempting to contact ... Read More »

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Separatist party joins Brooks-MH race

By COLLIN GALLANT on March 28th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Voters in Brooks-Medicine Hat will have a separatist option on their ballots on April 16 as Collin Pacholek is a registered candidate for the Alberta Independence Party, Pacholek, a local carpenter, says the platform offers a viable exit strategy and the best outlook for Albertans. “Alberta would be very good on its own and ... Read More »

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Rural crime an ongoing issue as election campaigns continue

By JEREMY APPEL on March 27th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Issues of law and order are always ripe for political debate. But in recent years, there’s been much discussion of an increase in rural crime across the province. In March 2018, the provincial government issued a seven-point plan, along with $10 million in funding, to mitigate rural crime. Brooks-Medicine Hat NDP candidate Lynn MacWilliam ... Read More »

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Bill 6 not the sky-falling law many expected

By Alberta Newspaper Group on March 26th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Farm leaders in Alberta are asking all political parties to either retain, or improve and enhance the current farm safety regulations in Alberta. “With Bill 6 the UCP has said they are going to cancel that,” says Lynn Jacobson, president of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture. “We had a lot ... Read More »

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Local candidates spar over education curriculum

By JEREMY APPEL on March 26th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel With the rolling out of the province’s draft K-4 curriculum last year, the document has become an issue in the upcoming election. The new curriculum for K-12 has been in the works since 2008 and is being implemented in three phases – K-4 in December 2018, 5-9 in December 2019 and 10-12 between December ... Read More »

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Bow Island residents vote in new riding this election

By Medicine Hat News on March 26th, 2019

The process that changed the boundaries of two ridings around Medicine Hat in 2017 will also mean that Bow Island and the County of Forty Mile will shift ridings. Those areas are now part of a redrawn riding of Taber-Warner constituency, where voters will have four candidates to choose from on Election Day, April 16. ... Read More »

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Economic issues at forefront of election

By Collin Gallant on March 23rd, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Most pollsters agree that jobs and the economy are top issues for Albertans in the provincial election. That extends to candidates in and around Medicine Hat, where local government has promoted a string of economic announcements as signals of investor confidence and an improving economy. Local candidates were asked to localize their parties’ plans ... Read More »

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Alberta votes: Jostling for position in week one

By JEREMY APPEL on March 23rd, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Fault lines have been drawn in the first week of Alberta’s provincial election campaign, shaping each party’s messaging for the coming weeks. Medicine Hat College political analyst Jim Groom says allegations that former UCP leadership candidate Jeff Callaway colluded with Jason Kenney’s victorious campaign as a “kamikaze candidate” to attack runner-up Brian Jean have ... Read More »

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Local candidates weigh in on seniors’ issues

By GILLIAN SLADE on March 22nd, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Election candidates say seniors are to thank for the Alberta enjoyed today and they deserve respect and assistance as they age. “I want people to age in the right place and it should be affordable and if I’ve contributed to society all my life I am not so sure I should be penalized at ... Read More »

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