Alberta Party leadership candidates Stephen Mandel, Kara Levis, and Rick Fraser to hold informal meet and greet Thursday night.
Hatters will get a chance to hear from the 3 people vying to lead the Alberta Party tonight. Stephen Mandel is no stranger to politics, having served as Edmonton's mayor for 3 terms before moving onto the provincial stage. Mandel says he is hearing a number of concerns and that drug issues are a bigger concern in smaller centres than he realized. Mandel says, "Drug issues are something in smaller communities I was surprised how prevalent, how much concern people have for them. that was one (issue) I was a bit surprised at. There's needs for economic growth, there's challenges for all kinds of things across the province and we need to be responsive to them." Mandel, along with fellow candidates Kara Levis and Rick Fraser will be at the Heartwood Cafe tonight from 6:45 until 9:00. ~~ Warren Affleck