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Richards re-elected in diverse Banff-Airdrie riding, Liberals earn minority government

Richards re-elected in diverse Banff-Airdrie riding, Liberals earn minority government

“I've always saw myself as a voice for the people of the riding, whether I've been in government or opposition. I always feel there's a way you can be effective and getting called out for those viewpoints. You just take a different approach, and I'll continue to take the approach I have. I believe we can still get results for our area. I believe that I can still be an effective voice for our constituents and always continue to work to do that.”
Richards elected in Banff-Airdrie riding for fifth term

Richards elected in Banff-Airdrie riding for fifth term

Blake Richards has been re-elected for a fifth term by voters in the Banff-Airdrie federal riding.
Spadina poll predicts Blake Richards headed for fifth term as Banff-Airdrie MP

Spadina poll predicts Blake Richards headed for fifth term as Banff-Airdrie MP

A recent poll of the Banff-Airdrie riding conducted by Saskatoon-based Spadina Insights projects Blake Richards will once again be headed to Ottawa as the Member of Parliament for Banff-Airdie. 
Independent candidate Ron Voss vies for Banff-Airdrie seat and Alberta's autonomy

Independent candidate Ron Voss vies for Banff-Airdrie seat and Alberta's autonomy

Ron Voss has no desire to be a career politician and running as an independent in the Banff-Airdrie riding this election is not a bucket-list item for the retiree, he simply wants to represent Alberta from Alberta – not Ottawa.
Canmore resident Aidan Blum running for Green Party in Banff-Airdrie riding

Canmore resident Aidan Blum running for Green Party in Banff-Airdrie riding

“The Green Party has always been a vessel advocating to change the political arena to be healthier and to be more democratic and not be afraid to work across party lines. When faced with disaster, when faced with crises or hardships as a riding, province or a country, I think being able to collaborate and cooperate is what drives economics and solutions.”
NDP’s Sarah Zagoda running in Banff-Airdrie riding in upcoming election

NDP’s Sarah Zagoda running in Banff-Airdrie riding in upcoming election

With federal election voting day just a few weeks away, Sarah Zagoda has announced she is looking to secure the Banff-Airdrie riding for the New Democratic Party (NDP).
Independent candidate Derek Sloan looks for fresh start in Banff-Airdrie

Independent candidate Derek Sloan looks for fresh start in Banff-Airdrie

“The system is broken, there is certainly corruption in all major parties. The basic ability of an MP to represent his constituents is gone. Everybody kind of knows that if you don’t do the bidding of the leader of your party, your career is going to be a short one. The people who have been a long time are there because they’ve learned how to be quiet, how to keep their heads low and how to kind of play the Ottawa game. I think people are sick of it."
Federal election forum hears from local candidates

Federal election forum hears from local candidates

Voters in the Bow Valley had their chance to hear from local candidates in the lead-up to the Sept. 20 federal election.
Independent candidate Caroline O’Driscoll looks to secure Banff-Airdrie riding

Independent candidate Caroline O’Driscoll looks to secure Banff-Airdrie riding

“I have worked with almost all of the major parties, both provincially and federally. What is concerning to me is the disconnect between the bureaucracies of government and the political platforms and policies people hear during election time.”
Banff-Airdrie candidates tout their ideas at library meet-and-greet

Banff-Airdrie candidates tout their ideas at library meet-and-greet

Voters in the Banff-Airdrie riding had their first opportunity to hear candidates speak opposite each other in the lead-up to the Sept. 20 federal election.