Business Beat: ACC and Medicine Hat & District Chamber Publish Vote Prosperity Campaigns
Each election season, Chambers of Commerce across the country release Vote Prosperity content online, via print and through external publications for public access. The purpose of Vote Prosperity is to ensure that prospective voters are as informed and ready as they can be for the upcoming electoral period. The Medicine Hat & District Chamber Vote Prosperity page is available here, and the ACC Vote Prosperity is available here.
Votership in Canada is a topic that is always being discussed and improved on by governments, NGO’s like The Chamber, and businesses, because it’s important that the public representatives elected are an accurate representation of the majority of voters. As a result, the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce has released information including who is running for office in Medicine Hat, Redcliff and Cypress County, their platform information and personal biographies if provided, and priorities that candidates should address in the upcoming municipal elections.
For the upcoming municipal election period, the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce surveyed local businesses and residents in order to determine what priorities they would like to see represented in their municipal candidates. Based on this community feedback, we created a Vote Prosperity campaign with 5 key priorities that incumbent candidates should address and have a plan for. They include:
Innovation & Competitive Strategy: Fostering long term prosperity in our region by implementing and applying cutting edge technologies and methods.
Infrastructure Development: Keeping our region vibrant and welcoming and improving the region to invite growth and new residents.
Image & Branding: Ensuring the region is always putting its best foot forward in advancing positive perceptions of the area.
Workforce Development: Ensuring employers and employees in the region have access to the resources to improve themselves and their business.
Business & Financial Support: Facilitating a smooth transition into a strong and prosperous economy as the region emerges post pandemic.
Votership in Medicine Hat is encouraged among all of its citizens. It is a fast, free and easy way to make sure your municipal government is representing you and the interests of your community. Municipal election voters in Medicine Hat must be:
- At least 18 years old,
- A Canadian citizen, and
- A resident of Alberta, and the person’s place of residence is located in the local jurisdiction on election day.
If you meet these qualifications, please get out and vote on Monday, October 18th, 2021. Your perspective and your vote are important.
This article was originally published by the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, and written by Keean Lehtinen, Industry Support and Government Relations Coordinator.