MLA Candidates Meet with Trustees & Students

MLA Candidates Roger Reid (top), Tim Meech (middle), and Cam Gardner (bottom)MLA Candidates Roger Reid (top), Tim Meech (middle), and Cam Gardner (bottom)

Grade 9 Social Studies students at F.P. Walshe had the opportunity to meet with three MLA candidates for the Livingstone Macleod riding on April 10, 2019. Although these students are not old enough to vote in next week's provincial election, they are learning how Alberta's government and electoral process works, how to research issues, and how to ask candidates thoughtful questions - preparing them to be future voters.

The Livingstone Range School Division Board of Trustees invited all MLA candidates in the riding to meet with the Board and Senior Administration to discuss important issues surrounding education. United Conservative Party candidate Roger Reid, Alberta Party candidate Tim Meech, and NDP candidate Cam Gardner participated in a 45-minute discussion with Trustees and Senior Administration. Trustees highlighted the successes and challenges in the Division, and asked the candidates about their party's platform on issues on transportation funding, advocating for rural school boards, and predictable and sustainable funding for instruction, support services, and capital projects.

Following the meeting, candidates spent 15 minutes with Grade 9 Social Studies students, who asked questions about the Carbon Tax, exam weighting, internet services for rural Albertans, and youth minimum wage. 

The Board of Trustees looks forward to a meaningful relationship with the future MLA candidate in Livingstone Macleod, who will advocate for our Division and rural Albertans in the legislature.

The Alberta general election takes place on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.