Lethbridge West candidates take questions at public forum

Three of the four candidates running in Lethbridge West took questions fom the media and the public at Tuesday night’s candidates forum held at the Lethbridge Public Library. The NDP’s Shannon Phillips took the opportunity to point fingers at UCP leader Danielle Smith, saying the party lacks leadership. Phillips also addressed healthcare, and how her party recently announced a teaching clinic for medical professionals in Lethbridge if the NDP forms government. For the Alberta Liberal Party, Pat Chizek, said she’s hoping to be a different choice for those who are tired of the same two parties.

And Cheryl Seaborn who’s running for the UCP says the physician shortage in the province pre-dates the UCP being in government.  

Missing from the forum was Alberta Party candidate for Lethbridge west, Braham Luddu.

The Alberta provincial election is coming up May 29th but early voting will run from May 23 to the 27th at different polling stations across the city.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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