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Writ dropped for Canadian federal election

Three parties already in the ring for the Foothills riding, with the vote to be held on Oct. 21.

The writ has been dropped for the 43rd general election, and three names are already in the ring for Foothills MP.

The vote will be held on Oct. 21, giving candidates the next 40 days to round up support and change minds.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau triggered the official launch of the election campaign this morning.

Incumbent Foothills MP John Barlow will be aiming for re-election, along with newcomers Gregory Hession, People’s Party of Canada (PPC), and Bridget Lacey, Green Party Canada.

Liberal and New Democratic Party (NDP) candidates had not been announced for the Foothills riding at this time.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh said in a press scrum on Sept. 11 that despite “some challenges,” the party would “have 338 candidates so that every one in Canada can vote for a New Domocrat, no matter where they live.”

Advance polling stations across Canada will operate between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11; Saturday, Oct. 12; Sunday, Oct. 13; and Monday, Oct. 14.

Go to for more information on local candidates, locations of polling stations, and more.


Megan Thrall

About the Author: Megan Thrall

Megan Thrall is a staff reporter for and the Western Wheel newspaper, covering events, politics, people and more in Okotoks and the Foothills County. Have a story or tip? Email
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