The MLA hosts a series of town hall sessions in the region
Two Hills – Lac La Biche – St. Paul MLA Dave Hanson is hosting a series of Town Hall sessions throughout the region leading into the February 17th, dinner in Elk Point with Wildrose leader Brian Jean. On the heels of Jean’s announcement of the party’s intention to “Unite the Right”, Hanson wants to meet with the residents and hear their voice on the subject and what they see as the future of the Wildrose party.
Spokesperson for Hanson, wife Donna, explains it’s always been about the people, “most people have been saying, ‘okay, what are you going to do?’. There’s the elephant in the room of what’s going to be happening going forward (for the Wildrose). [Brain Jean’s announcement] has brought on this discussion full board.” The Unite the Right discussion needs to be had, so that Hanson, and other opposition party members can get back to governing their constituencies, explains Donna, “especially, with the government that we have, the opposition needs to be there to hold them accountable.”
Rather than waiting until the Progressive Conservative (PC) leadership election, Donna explains the MLA will be meeting with people from his riding, explaining the Wildrose’s position and listening to the people on their vision for the area. “This’ll give the Wildrose members a chance to speak on what they think they actions of the party should be, going forward.”
“Members are going to be the ones making the discussions. It’s brought from the grassroots up, it’s a membership party. Selling memberships and allowing people to have their vote, is what we’re about. It is part of the democratic process that we’re proud of,” Donna says for the Wildrose it’s always been about the collective voice. “That’s what the town halls are about, letting the people know what they actions are and what’s happening in Alberta politics, right now.”
On Wednesday evening, Hanson spoke to a crowd at the St. Paul Centennial Senior Citizens Centre, before moving onto Mallaig, Royal Canadian Legion, tonight (Thursday). The MLA will be in Myrnam, CJ’s Restaurant, on Monday at 3:00 pm and travel to Two Hills, Centennial Hall, to speak at 7:00 om. Next Wednesday Hanson wraps up the series in Lac La Biche at Mc Arthur Place.
Donna says the tour is only done if the people are, “we have feelers out in the Vilma area, if they are thinkingn they’d like to have one in their area. It’s to try to cover the whole constituency, so people understand, going forward what the Wildrose’s plan is.”
You can hear from the leader, Brain Jean, in person on Friday, February 17th in Elk Point at the Allied Arts Centre. The engagement includes dinner and is a pre-register only event. You can get tickets to the event by contacting Donna at 780-645-1577. Ticket cut-off is Friday, February 10th at 5:00 pm.