Calgary, AB (January 19, 2012): Wildrose is pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. Doug Faulkner as its nominated candidate for the riding of Fort McMurray-Conklin. Doug Faulkner, a former two-term mayor and two-term councillor in Fort McMurray, and his family have had deep roots in the Fort McMurray area for the past 30 years. He was twice elected Fort McMurray mayor, first in 1997 and re-elected in 2001.
Prior to that, he served two terms on Fort McMurray council with current Wildrose MLA and former Fort McMurray mayor Guy Boutilier. “I’m excited to be part of the strong Wildrose team in the Fort McMurray region under the principled leadership of Danielle Smith,” said Mr. Faulkner. “For too long Fort McMurray and Alberta’s oil sands have been ignored by a PC government which has lost touch with everyday Albertans.” Wildrose leader Danielle Smith congratulated Faulkner on his nomination, and welcomed him to the Wildrose team. “I’m excited to have Doug Faulkner join our strong team in Fort McMurray,” said Smith. “As we’ve recently seen, the Redford PCs have not only ignored Fort McMurray, but have also failed to defend Alberta’s oil sands abroad. Their failure to stand up for Alberta’s oil sands and the Keystone XL project in the United States may play well with the Toronto elites, but it has cost our province both jobs and government revenue. “Once again, the Redford PCs have shown Albertans that they’re out of touch and only out for themselves. "I know Doug Faulkner and Guy Boutilier will continue to be strong advocates for their communities and ably represent the important economic region of Fort McMurray, Conklin and the RMWB, which is so important to our province as a whole." Mr. Faulkner joins nominated Wildrose candidate for the riding of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo Mr. Guy Boutilier, MLA, who was nominated as a Wildrose candidate in October 2011. Wildrose stands for free enterprise, less government, increased personal freedom and democracy.