Mandel needs to answer questions about connections to tobacco lobbyist
EDMONTON, AB (October 23, 2014):Alberta Liberal candidate for Edmonton-Whitemud Dr. Donna Wilson says her opponent, and current health minister, Stephen Mandel should clear the air about his recent musings on exempting menthol cigarettes and his close connections to tobacco lobbyists.
During a recent meeting of provincial and territorial health ministers, Stephen Mandel surprised media by saying electronic cigarettes were “dangerous materials”, but then refused to answer allegations
that he is planning to exempt menthol cigarettes from a ban on all flavored tobacco products (Bill 206), which was passed last year but has yet to be proclaimed.
CALGARY, AB (October 25, 2014): Alberta Liberal candidate for Calgary-Elbow Susan Wright confirms her campaign has been approached by members of the Alberta Party seeking to make a backroom by-election deal.
“There was talk that they wanted to cut a deal to get us out of the race," says Wright. "The direct message we received on Twitter from Alberta Party campaign team member Marc Doll certainly lends credence to rumours they wanted to get me to drop out. It's very disappointing to see this sort of behaviour from a senior member of a party that speaks so piously about doing politics differently."
The Alberta Liberal candidates in the ridings of Calgary-West and Calgary-Foothills are David Khan and Robert Prcic.
“I am proud to have David Khan and Robert Prcic running under the Alberta Liberal banner in Calgary-West and Calgary-Foothills,” says Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman. “These gentlemen will both speak with knowledge and passion on issues of vital importance to Albertans.”
David Khan practices Aboriginal Law across Western Canada. He has represented or assisted in the representation of clients at all levels of court in numerous Canadian jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court of Canada.