December 6th, 2019

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All-candidates forum draws capacity crowd

By Mabell, Dave on October 11th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge voters raised local issues Thursday, during a public all-candidates forum. Rural crime, the costs of post-secondary education and the previous Conservative government’s gag order on agricultural scientists were among concerns raised by members of a capacity audience at the downtown Theatre Gallery. Candidates were also asked for solutions to ... Read More »

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National polls don’t tell election story, says political scientist

By Mabell, Dave on October 10th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Don’t focus on the national polls, says political scientist Geoffrey Hale. Elections are won or lost at the local level, regardless of the pollsters’ predictions. As of Wednesday, a national poll analyst gave the Liberals a 32 per cent chance of forming a majority government after Oct. 21, with the ... Read More »

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Credibility key for federal frontrunners

By Mabell, Dave on October 9th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Conservative leader Andrew Sheer performed better Monday than he did in the French-language debate. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau played it safe, but stood up to verbal assaults. And neither party is heading for victory on the basis of that event, predicts policial scientist Faron Ellis. Instead, he says, something unexpected ... Read More »

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Free transit service on federal election day Oct. 21

By Kalinowski, Tim on October 9th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge city council passed a motion making all public transit service in the city free to all riders on federal election day Oct. 21. Council voted on Monday, as it has done for previous provincial and municipal elections in recent years, to provide free transit service all day to help voters to get ... Read More »

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All-candidates forum focuses on local issues

By Mabell, Dave on October 8th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Local issues were in the spotlight Monday, during a federal all-candidates forum in Lethbridge. Initiatives to support small business, increase agricultural exports and encourage more “green energy” projects were debated, as they were at earlier forums here. But audience members raised new issues as well – vaping, abortion access, affordable ... Read More »

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All-candidates’ forum tonight

By Kuhl, Nick on October 7th, 2019

Lethbridge A federal all-candidates forum is set for tonight at the Yates Theatre. Hosted by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, the event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The federal election is on Oct. ... Read More »

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Candidates’ forum Tuesday at Coaldale Community Centre

By Mabell, Dave on October 4th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE HERALD – Coaldale Coaldale and area residents are invited to pose questions to their federal elections candidates – in advance. RenŽ van de Vendel, president of the Coaldale and District Chamber of Commerce, says his members want to ensure the candidates answer questions important to business and community members. He’s asking all interested to ... Read More »

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Candidates tackle climate change, voting systems at forum

By Mabell, Dave on October 3rd, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com They all acknowledged the big issues are in this month’s federal election. But Lethbridge candidates differed widely on how some of them should be addressed. Climate change, voting systems and post-secondary education topped the list of questions posed Wednesday, during a public forum at the University of Lethbridge. But students ... Read More »

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Federal candidates’ forum dates

By Mabell, Dave on October 3rd, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Here are more public all-candidates’ forum dates, as provided to The Herald: Oct. 7 – Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce forum, 6 p.m. at the Yates Theatre Oct. 8 – Coaldale Chamber of Commerce forum, 7 p.m. in the Community Centre Oct. 10 – Lethbridge Public Library-sponsored forum, 6:30 p.m. in the downtown library’s ... Read More »

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Candidates’ forum tonight at Science Commons

By Mabell, Dave on October 2nd, 2019

Lethbridge Herald There’s an opportunity tonight to hear Lethbridge constituency election candidates – and to check out the city’s newest auditorium. The Students’ Union and the Association of Political Science Students at the University of Lethbridge have partnered with the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs for the public event, scheduled to start at 6:30 ... Read More »

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Federal candidates discuss several topics at Picture Butte forum

By Mabell, Dave on September 27th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald – Picture Butte dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com They largely agreed on issues like agricultural exports, seniors’ care and gun control. But Lethbridge candidates in next month’s federal election staked out different ground on other concerns during the constituency’s first all-candidates forum. All six contenders took part in the well-moderated event Wednesday organized by the ... Read More »

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