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(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a business-focused public debate forum for provincial election candidates on Tuesday, April 2nd and Wednesday, April 3rd at the Medicine Hat College Theatre starting at 6:30 pm.

  • April 2nd : Cypress-Medicine Hat Candidates
  • April 3rd: Brooks-Medicine Hat Candidates
Candidates will be given the opportunity to address concerns and issues relevant to the business community and the general public in a moderated debate. There will be portions of the debate that will allow for open debate and, if time permits, an opportunity for the general public to hear candidate responses to written questions submitted to the chamber before and during the forum. This year we will also include time for those in attendance to interact with candidates after the forum in a meet and greet session in the lobby outside the theatre.
‘The Chamber is committed to our principles of being open minded, results oriented, collaborative, impartial and respectful,’ stated Sarah MacKenzie, Chamber of Commerce Board President. ‘We want to provide our community with an opportunity to become well informed about the candidates running in their riding. By hosting election forums we bring candidates and the electorate together to hear about the issues that are of importance to them and provide an opportunity to interact in a positive and informative atmosphere.’
This year the chamber will be focusing on a Vote Prosperity campaign that highlights business topics in four pillars:
  • Business Competitiveness
  • Provincial Trade
  • Healthy Communities
  • Government Accountability
Keep updated on our Vote Prosperity campaign and election information at:
Questions for the forum can be submitted in advance for consideration to
Event Details:
2019 Provincial Election Forum
Eresman Theater – Medicine Hat College
Tuesday, April 2nd – Wednesday, April 3rd
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Candidate Meet & Greet
8:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Please direct all media inquiries to:
Sarah MacKenzie, President
(403) 527-5214 ext.221

The Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven, volunteer-led organization, proudly representing the interests of businesses in our region, and working diligently to stimulate a strengthened and vibrant economy through our connections, support and influence. For more than 115 years, the Chamber has stood for promoting business, monitoring government and championing managed growth in the local economy. The Chamber represents over 800 businesses in our region and is aligned with both the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC), which represents over 24,000 businesses and the Canadian Chambers of Commerce (CCC), which represents over 200,000 businesses. With the largest and most influential business organizations locally, provincially and federally, the Chamber network is the most unified, valued and influential business network in Canada and works together to shape policy and programs that will make a difference to businesses in our region.

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