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Posted: February 18, 2013

Liberal leadership candidate coming to Cranbrook and Kimberley

One of the candidates in the upcoming federal Liberal Party leadership race will be making appearances in Cranbrook and Cranbrook on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Martha Hall Findlay

Martha Hall Findlay will be attending a ‘no-host’ luncheon at Ric’s Lounge and Grill in Cranbrook’s Prestige Inn at 12:30 p.m., Feb. 24.

Hall-Findlay is a successful lawyer, businesswoman and entrepreneur with experience in small businesses and major multi-national corporations.  She is currently the Chief Legal Officer at EnStreamLP and Executive Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.  She is the former Liberal MP for Willowdale and has held Official Opposition Critic roles for International Trade; Associate Finance, Transport, Infrastructure & Communities, and Public Works & Government Services.

Martha believes that Canada must have intelligent government acting to achieve real solutions that are not based on ideology or domestic political advantage to lead Canada again, the Liberal Party must prove to Canadians that it, too, is smart with policies based on facts and based on an understanding of economics global markets, investment – and people.
She is the proud mother of three grown children and has lived in urban and rural communities in Ontario, Alberta, and Europe.  She is a graduate of the University of Toronto (International Relations) and Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B). She is also fully bilingual in French and English and has training in several other languages. Martha accelerated three grades at school, finishing high school at 15, while skiing competitively. She was overall silver medalist in the Canadian Championships in 1976 and was named to the Canadian National Training Squad before retiring to pursue her formal education.
Martha has served as director and executive for various community organizations, including the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, CKUA Radio in Alberta and the Georgian Bay Association.

“I think Martha has so many excellent qualities and she is making an effort to appear in as many Ridings as possible.  It is not easy for a candidate to do that; Canada is so vast.  I hope her visit to the Kootenay-Columbia will create a greater interest in the upcoming election of the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, which of course I am looking forward to that winner becoming the Prime Minister of Canada,” said Betty Aitchison, president of the Kootenay-Columbia Liberals, and organizer of the two events. “I congratulate Martha in her loyal and genuine efforts to become that Prime Minister.”

If you can’t make the Sunday lunch, try supper in Kimberley at the Old Bauernhaus Restaurant (280 Norton Ave.). Dinner will also be a ‘no host’ affair.

RSVP Betty Aitchison at 250-427-3503 or [email protected] if you wish to attend the luncheon or the dinner.


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