Alberta Party candidate Brent Chalmers for Red Deer North says his party is all about giving Albertans a say in provincial policy.
Chalmers, 58, said Alberta Party’s code of ethics requires the party to continually engage the public about policy.
Discussion has shaped the party’s development from the beginning.
“Our policies are founded on the information we gathered in the survey we did online called the Big Listen. There was an opportunity for any Albertan to go online and answer three essential questions — what’s good about Alberta, what challenges do you have, and what do you hope for the future.”
Chalmers said there’s a lot of confusion about what the Alberta Party is all about.
He said he’s just an ordinary Albertan who believes there needs to be a change in how government works.
“You can’t affect any change if you’re not involved in the process.”
Chalmers, who teaches drafting and design and communication technology CTS courses at Lacombe Composite High School, said other parties say they listen to the public, but they don’t.
“We’re obliged to follow through.”
He said the health care system is broken and needs to be fixed. But how it’s repaired, for example public versus private health care, is something the Alberta Party wants Albertans to decide.
“Our stand is we need to ask Albertans where they want to buy their health care. Where do you want to get it from?”
Chalmers said in the last 20 or so years Albertans have had little choice on election day. But on April 23, they’ll have more selection.
“You are going to see significantly less voter apathy because there are alternatives that weren’t there before.”
Chalmers lives in Lacombe, but is moving to Red Deer. He has two adult sons.