Screen capture from Facebook

Sandy Lee, current Harper appointee and ex-Conservative Party candidate in the NWT’s riding of the Western Arctic, , touting tickets to @PMHarper’s Western Arctic Conservative Association party thing in Hay River ‎NWT via screen capture this morning from the Hay River Community Announcements Facebook group (since apparently removed).

Some background….

“… Health Minister Lee expected to resign today
Andrew Livingstone Northern News Services Published Monday, March 28, 2011
An announcement is expected today from the Premier’s office saying Sandy Lee has resigned from the legislative assembly as Health Minister and Range Lake MLA.
Cabinet spokesperson Drew Williams confirmed Sunday that a press release will be issued today stating Lee has stepped aside to seek the Conservative nomination for the Western Arctic.
When contacted by News/North Sunday about her resignation, Lee hung up abruptly.
“Oh, sorry, I can’t talk,” Lee said. …”

Conservative party members planning appeal of Sandy Lee candidacy, sources say
Andrew Livingstone Northern News Services Published Wednesday, March 30, 2011
“… SOMBA K’E/YELLOWKNIFE – Disgruntled members of the territorial Conservative association plan to appeal the appointment of Sandy Lee as the Western Arctic candidate in the May 2 federal election, according to sources within the party.
There is also talk of seeking a non-confidence vote against the association’s executive for going against the wishes of its members. …”

After coming up a distant second, Conservative candidate plans to get back into law
Andrew Livingstone Northern News Services Published Wednesday, May 4, 2011
“… SOMBA K’E/YELLOWKNIFE – Caught in the momentum of increased voter turnout in the territory and a lack of that upswing going to the Conservatives, candidate Sandy Lee came a distant second to NDP-elect Dennis Bevington Monday night in the 41st Canadian federal election.
After conceding defeat to Bevington Monday night, Lee said she planned to step away from politics for some time, but didn’t rule out getting back into the mix later on down the road. …”

Lee lands new political job – Defeated candidate is CanNor minister’s ‘eyes and ears’ in NWT
Jack Danylchuk Northern News Services Published Friday, August 5, 2011
SOMBA K’E/YELLOWKNIFE “… Former territorial health minister Sandy Lee, who failed to win the Western Arctic for the Conservatives in the May federal election, has a landed a political job with the Harper government.
Lee was appointed in July as director of regional affairs in the Northwest Territories for Leona Aglukkaq, health minister and minister responsible for CanNor, the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. …”

Campaign records seized – RCMP investigating Duffy expense claim during visit up north to campaign with Sandy Lee
Graeme McNaughton Northern News Services Published Monday, June 24, 2013
“…Sandy Lee, former NWT health minister and Conservative Party candidate, has had her election campaign expense records seized by the RCMP in connection with the investigation into Sen. Mike Duffy’s expenses….”

George Lessard

George Lessard

George has worked in Northern media and the education sector while living in Salluit, Nunavik (Arctic Quebec), Arviat, (Nunavut); Inuvik, Forth Smith and Yellowknife (Northwest Territories) since 1982...