Paul Mitchell (middle) is PPC’s Red Deer-Mountain View candidate, while Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson is the party’s Red Deer-Lacombe candidate. Photo contributed

PPC candidates announced for Red Deer area

The People’s Party of Canada has two central Alberta candidates lined up.

Paul Mitchell is the party’s Red Deer-Mountain View candidate, while Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson is the party’s Red Deer-Lacombe candidate.

The announcement was made at a town-hall-style meeting in Red Deer on the weekend, said Annick Baldwin, the party’s Red Deer-Lacombe constituency association president.

Tyler Thompson, who ran in the Burnaby South byelection in February in B.C., is moving to Alberta, Baldwin said Tuesday.

She came in fourth place in the byelection behind Conservative candidate Jay Shin, at 10.7 per cent of the votes. New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh was elected as the new MP for the riding with 38.9 per cent of votes.

Baldwin said Tyler Thompson is known for her humanitarian work, has a strong Christian background and stands up for parental rights.

About 40 people attended the town hall meeting Saturday.

Interest in the newly formed party is high in Albertaas well as in central Alberta. Baldwin noted two central Albertans put together the party’s gun policy, which is now on the party website.

She said the two candidates will be working closely during the election and the two will share an office in Red Deer.

The candidates will take part in the Ponoka Stampede parade in June and conduct another town-hall-style meeting in Lacombe the same month.



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Federal laws at heart of western anger up for debate as Liberals begin outreach

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly backed up his pledge for… Continue reading

Politically motivated: Lawsuit seeks to quash ‘anti-Alberta’ inquiry

EDMONTON — An environmental law firm is asking a court to strike… Continue reading

Opposition says it’s a dark day: Bill passes to fire Alberta election watchdog

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has passed a bill to fire election… Continue reading

PHOTO: Red Deerians get first look at Festival of Trees

Red Deerians got their first look at this year’s Festival of Trees… Continue reading

Ermineskin First Nation soon to become major electricity generator

One-megawatt solar energy project to begin selling power to provincial grid next month

Your community calendar

Nov. 19 The Mountview Sunnybrook Community Association will hold its AGM at… Continue reading

Opinion: Progress at city hall provides good reason for optimism

In May, the City of Red Deer hired its new city manager,… Continue reading

Binnington makes 40 saves to help Blues beat Flames

Blues 5 Flames 0 ST. LOUIS — Jordan Binnington stopped 40 shots… Continue reading

Local Sports: Broken ankle didn’t hold Sydney Rix back for long

There was some talk going around RDC last season that a major… Continue reading

Sources: Jim Lawson to step down as chairman of the CFL’s board of governors

CALGARY — Jim Lawson’s time as CFL board chairman will end this… Continue reading

Federal laws at heart of western anger up for debate as Liberals begin outreach

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly backed up his pledge for… Continue reading

Politically motivated: Lawsuit seeks to quash ‘anti-Alberta’ inquiry

EDMONTON — An environmental law firm is asking a court to strike… Continue reading

Opposition says it’s a dark day: Bill passes to fire Alberta election watchdog

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has passed a bill to fire election… Continue reading

Most Read