FORT McMURRAY – More than 200 members of the Fort McMurray—Athabasca Federal Liberal Association met on Saturday to participate in an open and positive nomination race to elect the candidate who will represent the Liberal Party of Canada in the upcoming by-election in Fort McMurray—Athabasca. After an engaging race, they selected Kyle Harrietha.
Mr. Harrietha spent seven years on Parliament Hill in Ottawa where he worked as a legislative and executive assistant for several Members of Parliament.
He has worked for local non-profit organizations, including the Cumulative Environmental Management Association in Fort McMurray where he spent 5 years as an Administrator for the Reclamation Working Group, which develops guidelines for mine site reclamation in the oil sands. He is currently the General Manager of the Fort McMurray Métis Local 1935, where he oversees an organization of seven staff and or more than 300 members dedicated to pursuing the advancement of the Métis people of Northeastern Alberta.
Welcoming his nomination, Mr. Harrietha stated, “I am thrilled to have been elected to represent the Liberal Party of Canada in the riding of Fort McMurray—Athabasca. I now intend to get down to work preparing for the upcoming by-election campaign.”