Mark Smith (Canadian politician)

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith MLA AB.JPG
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Drayton Valley-Devon
Assumed office
May 5, 2015
Preceded byDiana McQueen
Personal details
Born1960 (age 58–59)
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Political partyUnited Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Wildrose (2015–17)
ResidenceDrayton Valley, Alberta
OccupationTeacher

Mark Smith (born 1960) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the Alberta general election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Drayton Valley-Devon.[1]

On April 2, 2019, an audio recording was published on Twitter of a sermon Smith gave in November 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Drayton Valley in which he equated homosexuality with pedophilia. Smith told the congregation, "You don't have to watch any TV for any length of time today where you don't see on the TV programs [sic], them trying to tell you that homosexuality and homosexual love is good love. Heck, there are even people out there...I could take you....I could take to places on the web site [sic] I'm sure, where you could find out there's uh..where pedophilia is love."[2]

Electoral history[edit]

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Wildrose Mark Smith 6,281 37.0%
Progressive Conservative Diana McQueen 5,181 30.5%
New Democratic Katherine Swampy 4,816 28.4%
Alberta Party Connie Jensen 416 2.5%
Green Jennifer Roach 276 1.6%

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://edmontonjournal.com/Riding+profile+Drayton+Valley+Devon/11012181/story.html
  2. ^ CJSR, Gaywire on (2019-04-02). "JUST IN Mark Smith, @jkenney UCP candidate in Drayton-Valley Devon, and hand-picked Education critic, revives one of the most harmful and ugly attacks on the LGBTQ2S community. Listen to to him say "homosexual love" isn't real love and is akin to pedophelia. #ableg #abvotepic.twitter.com/M9Lm99YKQm". @gaywire. Retrieved 2019-04-03.