Jeff Nielson is another candidate running to become a senator. Nielsen is an Independent. He is a grain farmer near Olds Alberta. He’s been active in farm policy as the chair of the Grain Growers of Canada, which represents 65,000 grain and oilseed producers in our country. Nielsen says he is aware that a senate choice is non-binding, but he says he will still work hard to try to win a seat.
“Come November there will be two Senate seats open again for Albertan. Alberta only gets six. It would be nice to have better representation than that. But that’s a process that’s a constitutional issue. I am seeking Albertans support too. There are 13 candidates for Albertans to choose from, and I hope people do take the time to look at the names and look at the websites, and ask questions. I’m here to answer questions from anybody.”
Nielsen says he will push for independence, rural representation, inclusion and diversity. He says if he’s elected, he will only remain a senator for 10 years.