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Olds, Didsbury, & Carstairs Mayor's React to New MLA

Thursday, May 3rd 2012 07:00

The election of Wildrose candidate Bruce Rowe means that for the first time since it was created in 1996, the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills constituency will have an MLA who is not part of the governing party in Alberta.

Having an MLA who is not part of the governing party in Alberta will be a unique experience for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills constituents.

Wildrose candidate Bruce Rowe was chosen by local voters on Monday to take over for retiring MLA Richard Marz - Marz had been the lone representative for the region since the creation of the constituency in 1996.

While the PC party did secure another majority in the Legislature, Didsbury Mayor Brian Whittal expects it to be a good thing to have a louder voice on the opposition side.

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Carstairs Mayor Lance Colby believes it will be interesting to see if there is any difference.

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Olds Mayor Judy Dahl feels Bruce Rowe's municipal experience will be an asset in the legislature.

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Dahl says it was very evident in the months leading up to the election that there was going to be strong support for the Wildrose Party along this part of the QE2 corridor.

 

 

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