Lori Curran, Green Party of Alberta candidate for Red Deer-South

Lori Curran

Green Party of Alberta

I am a 63-year-old grandmother to a three-year-old little girl, and concern for her future and that of all future generations, is my main motivation for running.

Red Deer has been my home for 20 years and I have had various jobs in my life. Presently, I am a registered massage therapist, a holistic nutritional consultant and a small business owner.

Reasons to vote for me: If your priorities are the people and the planet, and you are fed up with the same “old story” of corruption and unfulfilled promises that seem to be the norm in politics today.

If you would like to see action taken on the following issues:

l Urgent action on climate change with rapid transition to renewable energy sources and a new innovative green economy — solar, wind, geothermal and local hydro — as well as refining our oil in Alberta, and keeping it in Canada, as we transition.

l Implementation of a universal basic income to eliminate poverty and save costs that poverty brings on society, such as increased health care, policing and welfare costs, bureaucracy costs from duplicated services, as well as untold lost productivity.

l Governments made responsible to the citizens that vote them in, instead of to the corporations that lobby them, via pushing for legislation to get the money and influence out of politics and a fairer voting system, such as proportional representation.

l More support for publicly funded social services, such as health care, child care, seniors’ long-term and home care, and education, including reduction and eventual elimination of post-secondary tuition, paid for by a progressive income tax system, higher corporate tax rates, and possibly a sale tax. Vote Green for a “New Story.”

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