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February 19th, 2023


MEDIA RELEASE: Businessman and Farmer Richard Bruneau Seeks Alberta NDP Nomination in Camrose

Local business owner and farmer Richard Bruneau has announced his campaign to seek the NDP nomination for the Camrose Constituency. This marks a new direction for Mr. Bruneau, who says he is entering politics to better serve his community. “The UCP government has been disastrous for Alberta, for small business, for farmers, for schools and universities, health care, the environment – the list goes on. I believe Camrose and all our communities deserve better, and we have had enough. I am ready to fight for principled, forward-looking leadership with Rachel Notley, and to build momentum for the NDP to win this riding.”

Mr. Bruneau grew up in Camrose, and now lives on a farm near Kingman with his wife, Kierstin Heiberg, and their daughter, raising about 175 cow-calf pairs. He is also the owner of a bookstore and boardgame café in Downtown Camrose. Mr. Bruneau is a former Canadian diplomat and international development worker, having lived in eight countries and speaking four languages. He is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, and has worked with several First Nations and rural communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan. “My unique background has given me a deep toolbox of skills and experience for community building, policy research, advocacy, and servant leadership.”

“I am proud to be both rooted and progressive. We can celebrate and strengthen our rural ways of life while being innovative and ensuring Alberta’s place in the future. This starts with knowing who we are, listening to and caring about our neighbours, and understanding our place in the world. I care, I’m listening, and I know that together we can build a better future for us all.”


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Richard Bruneau

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