Drew Barnes

By: Drew Barnes - @DrewBarnesMLA on Twitter

Drew Barnes was elected to his second term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cypress-Medicine Hat on May 5, 2015.

He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

An entrepreneur and businessman, Mr. Barnes owns a number of businesses in Medicine Hat, which include a construction company, a storage facility and a property management company.

Families offer guidance in trying times

April 6, 2017 - 3:06pm

MEDICINE HAT - Alberta’s families build for the future by instilling values, creating a financial foundation and allowing ideas and individualism to foster.

Since the NDP came to power in 2015, I have dedicated considerable time to listening to Albertans about our economy, culture and future as a province. By engaging families just like yours at town halls, public events and basketball and hockey games, I have had the opportunity to listen to many new and innovative ideas.

Keystone XL is good news for Alberta

January 31, 2017 - 4:26pm

MEDICINE HAT - U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline is great news for Alberta and our oil and gas sector.

The U.S. State Department acknowledged for years that this pipeline would be good for job creation while protecting the environment. Unfortunately, the independent approval process was politicized by the previous administration.

President Trump’s announcement on Keystone XL is proof that Alberta’s oil and gas industry does not need to be punished with caps and carbon taxes to get access to tidewater.

Albertans deserve final say on floor crossings

December 7, 2016 - 4:19pm Updated: January 10, 2017 - 3:44pm

MEDICINE HAT - Just under two years ago, on a cold December evening, I found myself at a small town Christmas concert in southern Alberta speaking with a despondent constituent.  With tears in her eyes, she told me that she had just sent a $20 donation to the ex-leader of the Official Opposition, Danielle Smith.  I know for some, it doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but I got the sense that it meant a great deal to her. It was a sacrifice for a cause and principles she believed in.