George Canyon no longer seeking Conservative nomination

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HIGH RIVER, Alta. – Pictou County country crooner announced yesterday that he no longer plans to run for the Conservative nomination in the Bow River riding in Alberta.

Pat Dunns campaign office was packed with country fans Oct. 5 after George Canyon came by for a meet and greet. The former Pictou County resident publically supported the Progressive Conservative Party through a YouTube video published on Sept. 19. Pictured above are George Canyon, PC Party leader Jamie Baillie, Pictou Centre candidate Pat Dunn and Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General Peter MacKay.

In a statement posted to his Facebook page, he states health concerns as the reasoning.

“I've always taken pride in having a fully transparent and candid relationship with all of you. It's important that you know everything is fine, but I recently had a health scare that made me re-evaluate a few key things in my life,” he posted.

“That's where you come in. Although I recently announced my intention to run for the Conservative nomination in the Bow River riding, I have realized that I'd rather serve my fans and fellow Canadians through my music. A health scare has the serendipitous ability to remind all of us that life is precious and finite. I want to dedicate all my time to my loving family and you- my family away from home.”

Canyon announced his intention to seek the nomination in January. 

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