Ahead of the spring election, the New Democratic Party has named Dustin Archibald their candidate for the Grande Prairie – Wapiti riding. Archibald spent 20 years as the co-owner and general manager of a security, control and research and development company in Grande Prairie; he is currently the development editor for a technology publisher, which specializes in books about technology such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
The NDP candidate says he has had the pleasure of watching the area grow throughout the years and is excited to help build a better future.
“People who live here are tired of the last four years of chaos under the UCP,” Archibald says. “They’re ready for better, and I believe that an Alberta NDP government led by Rachel Notley will deliver that.”
He adds he believes the Alberta NDP has competent and clear plans to address many of the issues currently, including healthcare, the future of the economy, and education, those in the Grande Prairie-Wapiti region have.
“Education is one of our biggest economic drivers in the province, so we must invest in public education to ensure children have the best start to their lives. With the Alberta NDP, I know that Grande Prairie-Wapiti will have properly funded schools and properly resourced staff and classrooms.”
In June 2017 Archibald was named President of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, and released his first published novel the following year, and has released two more since. He also has been a volunteer Kung Fu instructor in Grande Prairie for the past 30 years.
Archibald will be running against UCP candidate Ron Weibe.