Advocacy Spotlight: Southern Alberta branch holds election candidates’ forum

May 12, 2023
Richard Chevrier, Federal Retirees’ Southern Alberta branch president.
The president of Federal Retirees’ Southern Alberta branch, Richard Chevrier, acted as co-moderator for the April 24 election candidates’ forum.

The Southern Alberta branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees held a candidates’ forum on April 24, 2023, to help members hear from their candidates before voting in the provincial election.

Lethbridge-East candidates attended this forum to share their party’s position and answered questions related to Federal Retirees’ priorities and seniors issues:

  • Reinstate an Independent seniors advocate.
  • Develop and implement a seniors strategy.
  • Support access to both primary care and specialists, home care, long-term care and other health-care issues.
  • Protect Albertans’ financial security in retirement.
  • Uphold the role of the RCMP in preserving public safety for Albertans.

All Lethbridge-East candidates who had declared they were running prior to the day of the event were invited to attend. Incumbent MLA Nathan Neudorf of the United Conservative Party (UCP) and former city councillor Rob Miyashiro of the New Democratic Party (NDP) both participated in the forum.

This forum was held at the Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre and was also recorded by Shaw Media.

This forum was also covered in the Lethbridge Herald.

Learn more about Federal Retirees’ advocacy campaign for the 2023 Alberta election — including the easy ways you can get involved today!


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