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Crooner George Canyon turns to politics

Canadian country crooner George Canyon wants to sing from the Conservative Party song sheet as a member of Parliament.

Canyon, an award-winning singer who has sold more than 300,000 albums, has announced is he seeking the Tory nomination in the new federal riding of Bow River in southern Alberta.

He made the announcement in High River, the community devastated in June by torrential rain and floods.

Canyon, who lives on a ranch outside the town, says the way people worked together to deal with the disaster made him think about how he could serve the community.

He says there is no one political issue that is driving him to run — he just wants to ensure that the area continues to grow and prosper.

Canyon says he doesn't plan to give up his music career and may record a campaign song called "Stand Your Ground."

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