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Meet our Alberta General Election 2023 candidates

Posted on May 18, 2023 by admin

Former journalist 

challenging for NDP 

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On the left side of the spectrum, Jazminn Hintz has taken up the flag for the NDP in the Taber-Warner riding.

Hintz is a former journalist who grew up on her family farm and understands the importance of agriculture in building a strong, diversified economy.

Hintz is committed to expanding high-speed internet in rural Alberta and ensuring one million more Albertans have access to a family doctor. She intends to work to make life more affordable for families by freezing personal taxes and implementing a cap on utility bills.

Hintz did not respond to requests for an election profile interview.

Green Party candidate has 

background in construction and engineering

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Seeking the favour of voters for the Green Party of Alberta, Joel Hunt has thrown his hat into the ring for Taber-Warner.

Hunt is a resident of Bow Island, Alta., where he moved after growing up in the Fraser Valley in BC. He has a diploma in Building Engineering Technology from the BC Institute of Technology, and has spent 30 years in construction, architecture, and engineering fields, having built everything from houses to government to agricultural buildings.

Joel recently became a LEED Green Associate because of his concern about the effect of the construction industry on our environment. His hope is for governments to step up their reactions to climate change, believing it a moral duty to act when we knew back in the 1970’s burning fossil fuels was going to lead to catastrophe.

Hunt did not respond to requests for an election profile interview.

Hunter hits the hustings as Taber-Warner incumbent

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Incumbent Grant Hunter is seeking re-election as the MLA for Taber-Warner for the United Conservative Party.

Hunter was first elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019, and has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Business degree. Hunter has been an entrepreneur most of his life and so he knows what small businesses have to deal with.

In 2019 Grant was tasked with setting up Alberta’s Red Tape Reduction strategy. He was a member of cabinet for two and a half years as an associate minister while he took Alberta from a grade of F to a grade of A on the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ Red Tape Report Card. This was the first time that Alberta had ever received a grade higher than a D.

Hunter has been working for the past two years on building a super-cluster of agri-food processors in southern Alberta. He was instrumental in the Highway 3 twinning, the 230,000 acre irrigation expansion, and the Lethbridge Exhibition Centre expansion.

Hunter is running again to finish the work on the agri-food processing corridor and to serve the people of Taber-Warner.

Hunter did not respond to requests for an election profile feature.

Frank Kast – 

Independence Party of Alberta

The Independence Party of Alberta has no biographical information, and Kast did not respond to a request for an election profile feature.

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