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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022, ahead of the funeral service for the late Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Trudeau meets with UK prime minister, other world leaders ahead of queen’s funeral

PM brushed off question around reconsidering Canada’s ties to the monarchy

Conservative Blaine Calkins was re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe. (Photo contributed)

Calkins re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe

Conservatives retain Red Deer seat

From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O’Toole (Conservative). From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)

UPDATE: Polls now closed

Which party will be chosen to form the next government?

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3 federal parties represented at Ponoka election forum

Community election forum for Red Deer-Lacombe riding hosted by Ponoka chamber

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Matt Watson, Libertarian candidate.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Libertarian)

Libertarian: Matthew Watson

  • Sep 11, 2021
Matt Watson, Libertarian candidate.
Megan Lim, People’s Party of Canada.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (People’s Party of Canada)

Megan Lim, People’s Party of Canada Current occupation: I’m a real estate…

  • Sep 11, 2021
Megan Lim, People’s Party of Canada.
Blaine Calkins, CPC

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (CPC)

Blaine Calkins, CPC Current occupation: Licensed Medical Laboratory Technologist What are the…

  • Sep 11, 2021
Blaine Calkins, CPC
Harry Joujan, Maverick Party.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Maverick Party)

Harry Joujan, Maverick Party Current occupation: I am currently semi-retired but looking…

  • Sep 11, 2021
Harry Joujan, Maverick Party.
Tanya Heyden-Kaye, NDP candidate

NDP: Tanya Heyden-Kaye

NDP: Tanya Heyden-Kaye

  • Sep 11, 2021
Tanya Heyden-Kaye, NDP candidate
Joan Barnes, no affiliation.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (no affiliation)

Joan Barnes, no affiliation Current occupation: Central Alberta real estate agent. What…

  • Sep 11, 2021
Joan Barnes, no affiliation.
David Ondieki, Liberal.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Liberal)

David Ondieki, Liberal Current occupation: Nurse manager with Covenant Health and AHS.…

  • Sep 11, 2021
David Ondieki, Liberal.
Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence

Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence

Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence

Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence
Fate of two Canadians could be affected by Meng decision: former ambassador

Fate of two Canadians could be affected by Meng decision: former ambassador

Fate of two Canadians could be affected by Meng decision: former ambassador

Fate of two Canadians could be affected by Meng decision: former ambassador
Tiffany Rose, Liberal candidate for Red Deer-Lacombe. Photo submitted

Liberal candidate for Red Deer-Lacombe wants to ensure no one gets left behind

Liberal candidate, Tiffany Rose, strong advocate for mental health

Tiffany Rose, Liberal candidate for Red Deer-Lacombe. Photo submitted
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UPDATE: Polls now closed

Which party will be chosen to form the next government?

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Conservative Blaine Calkins is seeking re-election for the riding of Red Deer-Lacombe in this year’s Federal Election. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Conservative Blaine Calkins is seeking re-election for the riding of Red Deer-Lacombe in this year’s Federal Election. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
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Red Deer-Lacombe PPC candidate looking to put people back to work

Laura-Lynn Thompson says constituents need jobs and pipelines to bring prosperity back to Alberta

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Lauren Pezzella. Photo Submitted

NDP candidate for Red Deer-Lacombe committed to creating new green jobs

Lauren Pezzella says the country needs to diversify away from fossil fuels

Lauren Pezzella. Photo Submitted
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Green Party candidate Sarah Palmer

By Ponoka News Staff The Green Party of Canada’s candidate for Red-Deer…

Sarah Palmer                                Web photo