Speaking Out, Speaking Up
Thank you for stopping by! I am a long-time Medicine Hat resident. I’ve worked, studied, and raised a family here — I wasn't elected but I am still going to Speak Out and Speak Up.
I'm still fighting for:
New Revenue Sources: Seeking out new sources of revenue for the city - we can no longer rely on gas and oil. I have several ideas already.
Better Transit: Creating a better transit system by creating a bus riding culture and increasing ridership. I have lived here for over 30 years and the bus system has not improved. I grew up in the Lower Mainland and transit was my sole way to get around. I suggested bus passes for youth to the city of Medicine Hat 20 years ago and nobody listened. Now it’s time to represent all bus riders city-wide.
Improving Downtown and the Waterfront: Improving downtown and the waterfront. I believe in restoring our historic buildings like the Monarch Theatre and Assiniboia Hotel. I know that attractive, branded wayfinding signs will promote Medicine Hat’s natural and cultural attractions while making it easier for locals and tourists to find their way around.
Attracting New Residents: Increasing our population by attracting telecommuters from big cities, and businesses will follow. COVID has taught us a lot of jobs can be done from home. We can take advantage of that.
Bringing Back Integrity and Fairness to City Hall: I have discovered some disturbing things after hearing stories about nepotism, cronyism, toxic workplace and fear of reprisal. It all sounds like a bad movie, it’s surreal. To combat that, I will take an all anonymous tips. Tips sent to this website are anonymous, just enter in a fake e-mail address. I cannot afford to keep paying for my PO Box for whistle blowers so please send snail mail anonymous tips to:
81-2248 Southview Dr SE
Medicine Hat AB
"You can't find a fairer person to listen to both sides of the story and to be able to come to a compromise than Kelly Allard.”
- Denise M. Traynor
"If you vote for Kelly Allard, you’ll get someone who will fight for what’s best for Medicine Hat.”
- K.M. Read
"You are a rational and fair person. A thinker. A strong advocate for those who you advocate for, but only if their cause is just."
- Oliver Nelson
I had thought about running for a long time but I had most of the family responsibilities when my late husband Carl Allard worked out of town. When he became disabled, I was his health care advocate and later his caregiver; he was my priority. He's been gone since Oct 2019; I miss him. I know he's watching and cheering me on as he always has.
I may not have been elected but I am still going to advocate for the residents of Medicine Hat. Better yet, I won't be constrained by any Code Of Conduct for Council Members, I have the freedom to say what I want.
I had no ulterior motive in running for Medicine Hat City Council (MHCC). I have no investment properties, I own no businesses, I have no rich relatives that would benefit from me being on council and even if they did, I'd do what's best for the city, not individuals. My children all have good careers, they certainly don't need my help. There will be no nepotism on my part.
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