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Allan Grandison is seeking UCP nomination in the 2019 provincial election

PHOTO. Supplied. Allan Grandison, local realtor is seeking nomination to be the next UCP MLA for Fort McMurray - Lac La Biche in the upcoming provincial election.

Allan Grandison is seeking nomination to be the next UCP MLA of Fort McMurray – Lac La Biche.

Grandison ran for Mayor in the 2017 municipal election and came second to Mayor Don Scott.

He tells MyMcMurray he is ready to seek this new position in government.

“I’ve been in Fort McMurray since I believe, 1994, I’ve spent decades up here involved in this community, this community is my home, it’s where my kids were born,” said Grandison.  “I’m a conservative by nature, I very much believe in the UCP and I’m at a point in my life where I think this is the perfect time for me, with the experience and everything that I have in this region, this community and the province and in my life personally, to step into this world.”

If elected as MLA his top priority for the province is to become more financially stable.

“We need to get Albertans back working again and one of the ways to do that is to deal with our infrastructure and everything within the province and to get this region back as the jewel as Alberta and as the jewel of Canada,” said Grandison.

He adds that he would also explore every available option to get our oil to profitable markets, work on getting rid of the carbon tax and try to solve the issues surrounding the Fly-in-fly-out workforce.

“As MLA and the UCP can take a lead ship role and bring the parties together to discuss viable solutions to ensure that Fort McMurray remains viable and a jewel in Alberta’s crown,” said Grandison.

With his previous experience working in different levels of government, as a band manager with Fort McKay First Nations, as the rural supervisor and acting manager within the Municipality and  being a board member of the Regional Recreation Committee, Grandison believes he can be a great MLA for the constituency.

Gail Broadbent-Ludwig, the current president of the Lac La Biche Chamber of Commerce is also seeking a nomination.