LETHBRIDGE- It was a full house at the Lethbridge Public Library Gallery, but the
candidate's table wasn't. The Southern Alberta Council for Public Affairs
(SACPA) and the library jointly held a forum for people to see the candidates
debate, and ask questions about their concerns. Three out of the five nominees
were in attendance, but the Conservative and Green Parties' candidates didn't
Conservative nominee Jim Hillyer was unable to make it, with
little heads up before the forum. "Five minutes before I left to come here,"
says SACPA moderator Trevor Page, "I got a call from the Conservative Party
candidate s campaign manager to say that he was sorry but something had come up
and Jim Hillyer just could not attend."
Out of a crowd of 200, about 15
people asked questions to the candidates. They ranged from topics about local
environmental issues, to what they would do about health care in the riding.
After the forum, Country 95 news was able to talk to people about their
thoughts on Hillyer not showing up. Here's what some had to
Photo by Ted Andrew-Country 95 news
Candidates (l to r) Geoffrey Capp,Michael Cormican and Mark Sandilands were the
nominees in attendance at the SACPA and Library forum. Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 12/11/2013 3:18:41 PM
Source: Ted Andrew-Country 95 news