The UCP Candidate for the Livingstone-Macleod Riding was in High River Friday, October 12, to meet with local supporters ahead of the nomination vote.

Reid was at Carlson's on Macleod hoping to find out what's on the minds of voters and and gather insight on their wants and concerns.

Reid says he's noticing some common themes in what he's hearing at these events.

"There's certainly regional issues that are particular to each and every community, Fort Macleod's issues are not the same as Granum's. Over the course of the summer as I've been up an down the highway in the riding, there have been some things that are really consistent. Carbon Tax and deficit and the spending issues we have with the current government is a consistent concern. Access to top quality health care is a concern, parents choice in education is a consistent concern, the cost of doing business in Alberta is a constant concern."

Reid, a business owner himself, says he's been hearing from other business leaders about the unique challenges they're facing in rural areas.

"I think it's even more relevant in rural Alberta than it is in the city. We are dealing with smaller labour pools, and things like retention fall in to that."

With party members in the the riding expecting a vote sometime in November, Reid says win or lose, he's learned a lot.

"I've said to people if I'm not successful in the nomination, I've had a great experience, I've gained some more knowledge on a few different things, and I have huge respect for the diversity in this riding."

 

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