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2011 Canadian Election Results

Total number of valid votes: 14,720,580
Polls reporting: 71,486/71,513

Voter turnout: 14,720,580 of 23,971,740 registered electors (61.4%)

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Today we are reminded that around 60% of people (the real majority) aren’t happy with the results.

And again, because I am interested in what readers and visitors of Medicicine Hat Media voted, I present the following poll:

Who did you vote for?

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Most of you already have looked at the results last night and this morning. While this post includes them, this post is more about your happiness with the results. So, we present the following poll:

Are You Happy with the Election Results?

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Tonight is the last chance to vote. Voooooooote! Are you voting yet?

Medicine Hat Municipal Election 2010

It’s getting close to the vote date… very close in fact. October 18th will be the day where our new (or new-old) mayor of Medicine Hat will be decided. Along side the mayor, a number of aldermen will also be decided. There’s been a lot of controversy this time around, with a certain “email” being passed around, the issues at hand, political stunts… and now comes this. It’s all good though, because this was the first election I’ve ever cared about, coming from a 24 year old. With all this weight looming down on the city-folk and candidates alike, it’s time for some local election entertainment. Introducing the “Medicine Hat Election” website:

Medicine Hat Funny Election Posters Screenshot Screenshot

Something that has been causing a local stir recently is the newly re-launched and re-vamped community blog, MedHatBlog (formally referred to as “The Mad Hatter’s Weblog”). They also (probably jokingly/sarcastically) changed their motto from “Impartial and (mostly) unbiased options on Medicine Hat” to “Passionate and shamelessly biased opinions on Medicine Hat”.

MedHatBlog has always been known for the great political discussion and commentary, and now with the new one launching in prime election times, nothing has changed. There’s already a bunch of new posts talking about the election, issues, and the electoral candidates.
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The 1980’s are coming back to Medicine Hat for one night thanks to Alderman Jeremy Thompson’s re-election campaign.

As a kick-off to election week, Thompson’s campaign team is hosting a “Totally Rad ‘80s Party” on Saturday, October 9. The event begins at 7:30 PM at Southside Events Centre and boasts the Calgary-based “RETRObution,” a popular ‘80s cover band.

In addition to live music, the party will feature elaborate décor, custom cake from Cake Break and food. Local event planner Stephanie Richards promises a masterpiece of details.

“This will be an evening of reliving your favourite things from the 1980s,” said Richards. “From hostesses on roller skates to popular snacks from those years, you will feel like the clock has turned back. It promises to take Medicine Hat events to the next plateau.”

Party-goers are encouraged to dress in the style of the decade, with a prize for best dressed as well as door prizes. Tickets are $50 each or $350 for a table of eight. They can be purchased online at or by calling (403) 504-5647. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

Alderman and candidate for re-election Jeremy Thompson will be hosting a free family skate event on Saturday.

In order to encourage Hatters to get out and take an active part in this year’s election, Thompson rented the Encana Arena at the Family Leisure Centre and is hosting a meet and greet on the ice surface from 2:15-3:15 PM on October 2.

“I hope to see citizens from all walks of life at our family skate event,” Thompson said. “My hope is that not only will my current supporters come out, but also people whom I have not yet had a chance to meet or discuss my campaign with.”

Thompson played for the Medicine Hat Tigers before beginning his professional hockey career and also spent time on the ice coaching and directing hockey schools.

“This was a natural fit for a campaign event,” Thompson said. “Not only are we promoting physical activity, but we are encouraging and being involved in our community.”

The skate event immediately follows free family skate time. Patrons are invited to stay after the 1:00 – 2:00 PM public session ends to attend the skate session and meet and greet with Thompson and his family.

For more information, view Thompson’s website at

There are a few recognizable names on the Medicine Hat Election 2010 going on on Monday, October 18, 2010.

Three candidates have put their names down for  Mayor:

Norm Boucher (incumbent),  Scott Cowan, and Julie Friesen

Meanwhile 12 candidates are vying for 8 aldermen seats in this year’s election:

Les Pearson, Jeremy Thompson (incumbent), Wayne Ziegler, Brian Varga, Phil Turnbull, Robert Dumanowski (incumbent), John Hamill (incumbent), Graham Kelly (Incumbent), Pat Kraus, George Webb, Wayne Craven, and Ted Clugston (incumbent)

For the Public School Board Trustees:

Terry Riely (incumbent), Dr. Ray Wilson (incumbent), Renae Kumm, Debra Forbes (incumbent), Greg Bender (incumbent), Mike Beaton, Rick Massini, and Lilas Litowsky

For the Medicine Hat Catholic School Board Trustees:

Dick Mastel , Jodi Churla (incumbent), Dianne Durda, Peter Grad (incumbent), Stan Aberle (incumbent), Gina Durst

Also, Kelly Van Ham has been acclaimed for the Bow Island Catholic School Board Trustee, due the fact he was the only nomination.

All of the polling information and candidates information is available on the city’s website.

For more information on the elections, view our Medicine Hat Municipal Election 2010 post by Mike.

With less than a month to go before some Hatters could be faced with an empty Thanksgiving plate, Medicine Hat alderman and candidate for re-election Jeremy Thompson is hosting a fundraising barbecue on Saturday to benefit the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank.

All Hatters are invited to attend the come-and-go barbecue on Saturday from 12-3 PM in the Medicine Hat Lodge parking area. Cost for a hamburger or hot dog and a drink is $4.00, with proceeds donated to the food bank. Gluten free hamburgers will also be available.

“We are approaching an important time of year for organizations like the food bank,” Thompson said. “I hope that community members will take time to come out to our event on Saturday, lending the food bank some assistance along the way.” THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

I thought it might be helpful to have a post where all the election info was together. Here’s a start.



Norm Boucher

Julie Friesen

Scott Cowan


Les Pearson

Jeremy Thompson

Wayne Ziegler

Brian Varga

Robert Dumanowski

Phil Turnbull

Wayne Craven

Graham Kelly

John Hamill

Pat Kraus

Ted Clugston

George Webb

Important Dates

Election Day – October 18

7 advanced polls open from October 9-16

Medicine Hat Public Library Candidate Meet & Greet
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Sept 27

Medicine Hat Municipal Election Forums. At the Medicine Hat College Theatre. October 5, 6 & 7

  • October 5th – New Aldermanic Candidates
  • October 6th – Incumbent Aldermanic Candidates
  • October 7th – Mayoral Candidates
City Sites

General Info

Where to Vote


Medicine Hat News



City FB Site

Your Vote 2010




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