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Provincial Election 2019

Shunned by UCP, Beasley to run as independent

By COLLIN GALLANT on March 13th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Todd Beasley, who was removed from a local United Conservative Party nomination contest last summer, says he will run as an independent candidate in the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding. The Brooks native says he’ll be a more effective legislator than that party’s candidate, and also told the News on Tuesday that he would provide “conservative ... Read More »

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Corporate tax cut part of UCP’s planned ‘bold action’ to jolt economy

By COLLIN GALLANT on March 12th, 2019

The Alberta Legislature returns to sitting next week, but a steady stream of policy statements is flowing strong ahead of an expected spring election. The biggest is a potential corporate tax cut proposed by the United Conservatives that would see a UCP government reduce corporate taxes well below 2015 levels over four years. The governing ... Read More »

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NDP’s Brooks-MH hopeful touts gov’t record

By GILLIAN SLADE on March 6th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The NDP’s candidate in the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding is Lynn MacWilliam of Bassano. She believes the election will be about moving Alberta forward, working for the people and listening to constituents. MacWilliam feels the NDP government’s record on reducing child poverty, the “green initiative”, diversification of the energy sector and pipeline advocacy bodes well ... Read More »

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NDP unveils candidate for Brooks-MH riding

By GILLIAN SLADE on March 5th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Elections Alberta’s website indicates Lynn MacWilliam has been endorsed as the NDP candidate for the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding. MacWilliam was not available for an interview with the News on Monday. In 2015 she was the NDP candidate for Bow River in the federal election and the NDP’s provincial election candidate prior to that in ... Read More »

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NDP candidate chosen for Brooks-Medicine Hat

By medicinehatnews on March 4th, 2019

Elections Alberta’s website indicates Lynn MacWilliam is running for the NDP in the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding. The date of the selection is noted as March 2 and MacWilliam is listed as endorsed. As of noon on March 4 her name did not apear on the the Alberta NDP website under its candidates page. The News ... Read More »

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Vivian Krause headlines fundraiser for Barnes

By Medicine Hat News on March 1st, 2019

Controversial writer and researcher Vivian Krause was the headliner Thursday night at Medalta as local MLA Drew Barnes held a pre-election fundraiser. Supporters paid $60 for the opportunity to hear Krause, who was born in Vancouver and has written extensively about the Alberta oilsands and proposed pipelines via her blog ‘Fair Questions.’ She is on ... Read More »

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Barnes hosting fundraiser Thursday featuring Vivian Krause

By Medicine Hat News on February 26th, 2019

Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes is hosting a fundraiser Thursday with writer and critic of the environmentalist movement Vivian Krause at Medalta. Krause will discuss her research on foreign funding of Canada’s anti-oilsands movement. There will be a question-and-answer session following her presentation. The event begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by a buffet ... Read More »

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Alberta Party has its Cypress-MH candidate

By COLLIN GALLANT on February 19th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A second Alberta Party candidate has been named to seek election in deep southeastern Alberta. Colette Smithers, who sought a Medicine Hat city council seat in 2017 and is a member of several local networking efforts and agency boards, will run as the Alberta Party candidate in the riding of Cypress-Medicine Hat. That makes ... Read More »

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NDP to declare Mueller for Cypress-MH

By Gillian Slade on February 9th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade The NDP on Saturday will declare Peter Mueller the candidate for the Cypress-Medicine Hat riding at Medicine Hat College in room F1009 at 2 p.m. Mueller was the only contestant for the nomination. He says he had been hoping for a contest but has used the time to do considerable research. “I do ... Read More »

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Local candidates starting to take some shape for upcoming provincial election

By Gillian Slade on February 9th, 2019

Medicine Hat News Political parties are in the process of selecting candidates with a provincial election on the horizon. The Alberta Party is hoping to announce its candidate for the Cypress-Medicine Hat riding within a week after the vetting process is complete, said Mark Taylor executive director for the party. Taylor says being so close ... Read More »

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