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LETHBRIDGE:  Medicine Hat Conservative MP LaVar Payne is a bit disappointed in his Lethbridge caucus colleague.

 

On Friday, local M-P Jim Hillyer announced he would be contesting the Conservative nomination against Payne in the next federal election. It stems from the fact that new boundary changes will mean Hillyer, who lives in Raymond, will be residing in the new Medicine Hat riding.

 

The new electoral boundaries come into effect when the next federal election rolls around in 2015. The Medicine Hat riding will now include the Blood Reserve, Cardston, Raymond, Milk River and Warner.

 

Unfortunately, Payne didn't find out about Hillyer's intention until it hit the media on Friday. According to Payne, "It was really early in the process, so I was quite surprised that he (Hillyer) was jumping on this thing so quickly".

 

Payne says Hillyer never contacted him before making his public announcement, " It was interesting because he sent out all the press releases, talked to the media and then, I think, he decided he should call me".

 

The current Medicine Hat M-P says he would have preferred that Hillyer spoke to him before announcing his intention to the media Payne says he has to talk with the Conservative party to see what the process will be going forward.

 

Background on Electoral Boundary changes and Hillyer announcement: 

http://www.country95.fm/news.asp?ID=6982

 



Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 4/20/2014 2:12:37 PM
Source: Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) -- Country 95 News with files from JPBG CHAT Medicine Hat / Photo credit to Parliament web site
 
 
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