Kent Hehr drops out of Calgary mayoral race on suspicion of COVID-19 – Calgary – .

Kent Hehr drops out of Calgary mayoral race on suspicion of COVID-19 – Calgary – .

A candidate vying to be Calgary’s next mayor has dropped out of the race because he suspected he had COVID-19.

On Tuesday, Kent Hehr, former MP for Calgary Center and MP for Calgary-Buffalo, announced that he was ending his campaign after falling ill on Sunday. He said he is still awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test.

“What further complicates matters is that people with spinal cord injuries are (at) a higher risk of complications from COVID (-19),” Hehr said in a statement. “Although I have been vaccinated twice, given the number of people with the Delta variant in Alberta and the intensive care units at or near full capacity, the risks to my health are compounded. “

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With Hehr’s retirement, the squad hoping to be Calgary’s next mayor was reduced to 27.

More than 100 candidates hope to fill the remaining 14 seats on the city council.

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Monday was nomination day – the last day for candidates to file their documents with Elections Calgary.

Tuesday noon is the deadline for candidates to withdraw their applications or change the position for which they are running.

Calgarians will go to the polls on October 18.

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