Conservative Senate Candidate Trying to Bring Back Grassroots Representation to Parliament

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on October 17, 2021

Central Alberta resident and business owner Pam Davidson is running as a Conservative candidate in Alberta’s Senate nomination election looking to bring a stronger voice to the conservative grassroots, regardless of whether they are in the Conservative Party or an alternative like the PPC or Maverick Party.

Right now Alberta is needing to fill one vacant senate seat, but two more Senators are expected to retire before the end of the year, so Albertans will be voting for three separate senate candidates. There are 3 Conservative candidates, 3 PPC candidates, and 7 independent candidates running for election. 

Senate candidate Pam Davidson with her husband in Red Deer Alberta.

Senate candidate Pam Davidson with her husband in Red Deer Alberta.

The elected nominee candidates will not be added to the senate, but there is an expectation that the Prime Minister will somewhat conform to the list of nominees when advising the Governor General on who to appoint

Davidson spoke to The National Telegraph regarding her perspective on the provincial Senate election and why she thinks she is the best person for the job.

I’m a mother of four and operate a small business with my husband on our farm in Red Deer County. I’m running to represent Alberta in the Senate because I believe that we need bold conservative representation that is democratically accountable to Albertans. We need elected Senators who will Defend Alberta, support small businesses, protect our fundamental freedoms, promote our world class natural resource sector, and uphold Canada’s constitution.

When asked what she thought about the general disconnect being felt between the mainstream party officials and the grassroots in the context of the Senate race Davidson said:

I believe that the Senate should be an elected body that truly represents ordinary people. In many ways, I am an ordinary person. I’ve never been an elected official or a political staffer. Instead, I have spent my adult life raising a family and running a small business. I believe that both kinds of experience are important but I can bring a real-life understanding of property rights, gun legislation, and more to the Senate—and I think that kind of grassroots representation is exactly what our province needs in the upper chamber.

Davidson did assure that not only does she want to help defend and advocate for firearm rights, but that she also holds an RPAL and is very aware of the nuances of firearms legislation.

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Overall, as a Blue Tory Davidson highlighted the need to not divide conservative Canadians and unite on common values agreed to by the grassroots. She wants to use her position in the Senate, if she is appointed, to be an active advocate for Conservative policy and be a voice for the West, which has been increasingly sidelined throughout Justin Trudeau’s time as prime minister. 

The senate election will be held on October 18, the same day as Alberta’s municipal elections.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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