Embattled MLA barred from returning to party
MLA for Brooks-Strathmore, Derek Fildebrandt, is a man without a place in caucus or a party.
This comes after United Conservative Party (UCP) Leader, Jason Kenney, issued a statement regarding Mr. Fildebrant’s future with the party.
“I have there fore decided that Mr. Fildebrandt will not be permitted to return to our Caucus, a decision supported by our Caucus following consultations earlier today,” it reads.
Fildebrandt has been an outspoken MLA and has made many headlines over the last year including posting his government subsidized home in Edmonton for rent on airbnb and also pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident under the Traffic Safety Act.
Most recently on Friday morning, February 2, he pleaded guilty in a provincial courtroom in Didsbury, to illegally shooting a deer on private lands and was fined $3,000.
He also faced punishment from the party he once called home. Within the hour, Kenney issued his statement.
"As elected representatives, we must be expected to show the highest level of integrity. MLA Derek Fildebrandt has unfortunately demonstrated a pattern of behavior that does not meet that standard,” said Kenney.
He outlined the party’s interac t i o n with Fildebrandt, particularly a meeting last November where the party canvassed Mr. Fildebrandt on whether there were outstanding matters it should be aware of, before considering bringing him back into the fold.
“We questioned Mr. Fildebrandt extensively for an hour. At no point during that meeting did Mr. Fildebrandt disclose that just 25 days prior he had been charged with the offence which led to his court
The annual Battle of the Sexes is back and the women have the jump out of the starting block, leading the men in the first few days of competition.
The annual event is a great way to have fun and get a little exercise in the pool and in the gym.
From February 1 to February 14, the competition takes place in the pool. Simply log your lengths when you head to the pool. Participants must swim a minimum of two lengths up to a maximum of 700.
After that, the competition goes to the Badlands Community Facility. From February 15 to February 28, participants must complete a minimum seven laps (equaling 1km) of the running track, to a maximum of 350 laps, or 50km on the running track, or the cardio equipment of your choice.
Participants who achieve and track the minimum distance will be entered into a draw for a combined Aquaplex and Bad- lands Community Facility pass. The name drawn from the winning sex will win a three-month pass, while the name drawn from the losing sex will win one month pass.
You can watch the results in real time on www.dinosaurvalley.com/battle-ofthe-sexes-challenge. The results will be updated daily. As of Monday, February 5, the women were leading with 250 lengths, to the men’s 120.
MLA Derek Fildebrandt… barred from UCP