Alberta’s newest political party has just unveiled its first candidates.
The Alberta Advantage Party was officially entered into the Register of Political Parties on November 9, 2018 after 8,600 signatures were collected and put before Elections Alberta.
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The party, created in the aftermath of the merger between the Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta in the summer of 2017, has since announced its first three candidates for the upcoming provincial election.
“Our candidates are wonderful people who care about Albertans and our Province,” said Alberta Advantage Party leader Marilyn Burns, in a release.
Candidate Gil Poitras will be vying for the Leduc-Beaumont seat, having served as a councillor for the town and AAP’s first interim leader, according to the release.
“It’s time for a real grassroots party that is here for all Albertans,” he said in the release. “Alberta Advantage Party MLAs will represent their constituents.”
Ron Malowany will be campaigning for the Fort Saskatchewan – Vegreville constituency come this spring. The release states that Malowany describes himself as “a happily married step-father who works as an electrician, helps with the family farm, and likes to hunt.”
The third candidate announced by the AAP is Paula Lamoureux, who will be running in the Rocky Mountain House – Sundre area. She is a former Wolf Willow Public School trustee.
“I am doing this not only for my own family, friends and community,” she said in the release, “but for everyone in Alberta.”
The AAP expects to announce further candidates as we head closer to election season, and will be running on a platform that puts the ability to recall elected representatives at its forefront.