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.

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