Campaign week: Falk and MacInnis host events in Lloydminster

Last week saw ramped-up campaign activity in Battlefords-Lloydminster in the federal election.

The highlight of the week for incumbent Conservative MP Rosemarie Falk was the opening of her campaign office in Lloydminster on Monday.

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At that opening event, Falk met supporters and gave a speech in support of Conservative policies in the campaign.

“We’re going to be going door to door, community to community to share our positive vision” said Falk at the event. Video from Falk’s speech was posted on her Facebook campaign page.

“I am running to continue to champion the people of Battlefords-Lloydminster in Ottawa. On Oct., 21 I hope I can count on your support and that Canadians across the country elect a strong Conservative government because it is time for you to get ahead.”

The border city was also the venue this week for a campaign event by Jason MacInnis, People’s Party of Canada candidate in Battlefords-Lloydminster.

He hosted a meet and greet event at the Legacy Centre in Lloydminster, Alberta Sept. 19, along with Alain Houle, People’s Party candidate for the riding of Lakeland. The event itself was next door in the Lakeland electoral district. At his Facebook page Houle said the event with MacInnis saw a "great turnout and strong media presence. People are hungry and so ready for a common sense revolution."

In related news, MacInnis has also announced his nomination was confirmed by Elections Canada, which means he is officially on the ballot in Battlefords-Lloydminster in the federal election.  

Back in Saskatchewan, the Liberals scheduled a campaign event for the Bessborough in Saskatoon Thursday evening with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

But the event came on the heels of a major controversy to hit the Trudeau campaign. The night before, TIME magazine published photos of Trudeau wearing brownface at a party. Trudeau later admitted to having worn blackface at a high school performance as well.

The Saskatoon event ended up being  a town hall format, with Trudeau taking questions from a mostly-friendly Liberal audience. Battlefords-Lloydminster Liberal candidate Larry Ingram was one of those in attendance.  

As for NDP candidate Marcella Pedersen, she has spent this past week actively campaigning throughout the riding.

According to her campaign's Facebook page, Pedersen attended community events at Little Pine and Poundmaker first nations, and also campaigned on Sweetgrass First Nation this week. On Saturday, she also met voters attending the Maidstone street trade show. 



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