Global Edmonton hosts pivotal Alberta PC Leadership Debate

As part of its continuing efforts to keep Albertans informed and engaged, Global Edmonton will be hosting the 2011 Alberta PC Leadership Debate.

The exclusive live broadcast will air this Wednesday evening at 6:30pm on Global Edmonton, Global Calgary and Global Lethbridge as well as on Edmonton’s CHED and Calgary’s QR77 talk radio stations. A live streaming version will also be available at and

“Being the exclusive television broadcaster for this pivotal debate highlights why Global News is Albertans’ number one choice for news, regardless of where they live,” said Troy Reeb, Vice President News for Shaw Media. “Global News and Shaw are committed to serving our communities and honoured to host what may be Alberta’s most important public policy forum this year.”

Viewers are welcome to share their thoughts on the debate through Global’s social media portals – Global Edmonton on Facebook and @GlobalEdmonton and via affiliate websites.


The Candidates

• Doug Horner: A 50-year-old former businessman who left his post as Deputy Premier and Minister of Advanced Education to run for the leadership. Horner represents Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert. His family political pedigree dates back three generations.

• Gary Mar: A 49-year-old, Calgary-born health minister under former Premier Ralph Klein. He quit as a politician when Ed Stelmach took over as Premier to serve as Alberta’s envoy in Washington, a post he left to run for the leadership.

• Alison Redford: A 46-year-old lawyer, human rights activist and former justice minister. She has promised to turn Alberta into a global hub for energy research and to reform health care from within. Redford represents Calgary-Elbow.

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