We asked each of the candidates to give us a short statement speaking directly to Lethbridge voters to say why they believe it is important to be a politically active and engaged citizen.
We will continue to update the page as more candidates send in their responses.
Progressive Conservative Party: Greg Weadick (Incumbent)
Alberta New Democratic Party: Shannon Phillips
Shannon believes that we can imagine a better Alberta – and she is willing to put in the hard work to make sure you as Lethbridge citizens have the best possible voice for a progressive, compassionate, and sustainable province. She is an advocate of activism and community engagement, and she understands the issues that matter to you, like child care, cost of living, good jobs, and community services. She will work hard to make sure that your concerns get the attention they deserve in the Alberta Legislature.”
Alberta Liberals: Bal Boora
Wildrose Party: Kevin Kinahan
Alberta Party: David Walters
Progressive Conservative Party: Bridget Pastoor (Incumbent)
Examine the local candidates and evaluate them for effectiveness – will this person represent you in Edmonton in a way that is effective and respected? What does this candidate understand about the community? What experience and skills do they bring?”
Alberta Liberal Party: Rob Miyashiro
“Politically active, informed and engaged citizens can ask the hard questions of our politicians (or in this case, candidates) and not accept the easy answer. Those persons may be the bane of politicians/candidates, but they are the ones that ensure the truth comes out.”
Alberta New Democractic Party: Tom Moffatt
“Government affects every one of us in a huge way. How much you pay for things, what things you can do, what services are available to you are often determined to a large degree by government. We all have opinions on how things work, and whether things should be changed, and in Canada, unlike many other countries, it is very easy to get involved and to change and improve things if you want to.
You can have a large impact on your community, your life, and the lives of others if you try. You could help the campaigns of the people you want to see running the country, and you can even run yourself.
There are lots of voters who don’t think their vote is important, but truly, every vote counts. Every vote builds up the candidates and the parties a little more, and gives them a better chance of capturing the public’s attention over time. Every vote impacts the decision making of the people that do get elected, as they try to understand what the public wants.
Lastly, there are some important issues that demand action, like the danger of life-threatening changes to the environment from unchecked air pollution. In this case, our children and our grandchildren need your vote. Hope to see you at the polls on April 23rd.”
Wildrose Party: Kent Prestage