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Normand Boucher and the Federal Election

About 5 months after being elected Mayor, Normand Boucher is running in the federal election for the Liberal Party. What are your thoughts?

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5 Responses to “Normand Boucher and the Federal Election”

  1. March 30th, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    Vaughn says:

    If anything this makes me feel more apathetic about the federal elections as I would most probably vote Liberal.

  2. March 30th, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Brian says:

    I’m looking forward to a potential debate. I haven’t heard anyone independent, Green or NDP announce they are running but I think these two might make it interesting. I don’t think either of them really handle the spotlight very well or answer questions with much tact.

    I heard a lot of people mention they won’t vote for Boucher based solely on the fact he was elected mayor and he will be forgoing his duties for almost 5 weeks in this campaign. I think it’s just the nature of politics and I’m waiting to hear more about what he has to say before deciding my vote.

    Could this be the beginning of a Liberal swing in Medicine Hat? I don’t think he’ll win this election but I think it might start an increase in Liberal voting in the area. Few people seem to think a Liberal will ever win here but not too many people thought a progressive and Muslim mayor could be elected in Calgary either.

  3. March 30th, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Vaughn says:

    I don’t know, I never thought as Boucher as a Liberal-type of guy, I would of definitely pegged him as a conservative. Perhaps I just don’t pay attention that much.

    Also, here’s Med Hat Blog’s article on the situation:

  4. March 30th, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Mike says:
  5. March 31st, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Vaughn says:

    It’s kind of funny seeing lots of national articles popping up about Boucher now.

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