Grant Hunter announced his official campaign launch on Thursday to be the UCP candidate for Taber-Warner. Hunter was first elected in 2015 and was given the title of the Alberta Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction in 2019.
We asked Hunter about the importance of the agri-food economy and attracting businesses to invest in southern Alberta.
“In order for us to be able to attract big companies here, and we have lots of big companies McCain’s, Cavendish, Lamb Weston, we’ve got Lantic Sugar. But we’ve got other companies that are interested here as well. So in order for us to be able to attract those companies to come here, we need to be able to finish the equation. That meant being able to build out a world class Agri-Centre in Lethbridge. And that’s the reason why we invested as a province in that project.”
Hunter says during his tenure he was able to take Alberta from an “F” on the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses Red Tape Report Card to an “A”.
He also cited working with local councils as a highlight. As well, Hunter talked about helping to bring in the miracle drug Trikafta for people with cystic fibrosis to access as a personal accomplishment.