Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Alberta Provincial Election Candidate Forums in Medicine Hat

I want to strongly encourage all of you to vote in our upcoming provincial election on April 23rd.  Make your voice heard in areas that directly affect your day to day life: timely medical care, quality education for yourself or your children, access to support services, long term care for seniors, etc.

Here in Medicine Hat you have the opportunity to hear the candidates defend their party platforms during several forums.  Please consider attending these in order to be better informed when making your voting decision.

Palliser Friends of Medicare is hosting an All-Candidates Healthcare Forum
7pm, Wednesday April 11 in Room S159 at Medicine Hat College - Free Admission

Election Forums Hosted by the Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce
Alberta will go to the polls on April 23rd to elect the next Provincial Government. The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce has the opportunity and responsibility to provide you an avenue to submit your questions and hear what your candidates have to say.

Provincial Election Forum - Medicine Hat Riding
7-9 pm, April 18 at the Medicine Hat College Theatre - Free Admission

Provincial Election Forum - Cypress-Medicine Hat Riding
7-9 pm, April 19 at the Medicine Hat College Theatre - Free Admission

The MH Chamber forums will also be broadcast on Shaw Cable on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd from 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Additional events and information you should be aware of:

April 16, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Go to the Medicine Hat Public Library on April 16 to meet your candidates one on one. From 5-7 p.m. mingle in the lower level of the library with candidates from all parties in the Medicine Hat and Cypress-Medicine Hat constituencies to ask your questions and get the answers you need to make an informed choice on election day. Light refreshments will be available. Everyone welcome.

April 17 the Alberta Teacher's Association is hosting a Candidate Meet & Greet for the Medicine Hat and Medicine Hat-Cypress Ridings from 5-7 pm at the Connaught Golf Clubhouse.

The televised Leader's Debate will be on Thursday evening, April 12 - check your cable or satellite provider for further information.

Riding Information
If you aren't sure what riding you're in or who your candidates are, check out this helpful website.

What Party should I be voting for?
If you'd like a little help figuring out which party your values most closely align with, the revamped Vote Compass is helpful and has apparently been tweaked to be more accurate since it was made available for the last federal election.


  1. Oh smart one...which riding am I in? :)

    1. I added a link to a site which tells you which riding you're in, I'm thinking that you are probably Cypress - Medicine Hat.

  2. Thanks for posting all the info regarding the candidates forums! Far more helpful than a certain... ahem... daily Medicine Hat publication. You're my new go-to site for our city. Cheers