MASON SISSON: Not happy with stagnation of government

The ruling party has become an “organization of entitlement,” and instead of serving the people, it is serving its own needs, says Rimbey-Rocky-Mountain-House-Sundre Liberal candidate.

The ruling party has become an “organization of entitlement,” and instead of serving the people, it is serving its own needs, says Rimbey-Rocky-Mountain-House-Sundre Liberal candidate.

Mason Sisson said that people in the riding are upset with the Progressive Conservative’s toeing the party line.

“What I get from, when I visit the riding and talk with people, is that they are not happy with the level of stagnation in our Alberta politics since 1971,” Sisson said.

“Yes, they have constantly voted for a Progressive Conservative candidate but people are not happy.”

Sisson, who formally ran for the Green Party of Canada in the 2011 federal election, said he became impressed with the Liberal party — the official opposition in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

“I was impressed enough that when this election came around I told them I would volunteer as they were having troubles finding a candidate for the region,” he said.

“I do not have the baggage that the other candidates bring to the table. I am fresh, I am full of ideas and I will invigorate Alberta politics with the life that it needs,” Sisson said, adding that he loves the Rimbey-Rocky-Mountain-House-Sundre riding.

“Every single summer I head out to Nordegg for at least a week of camping. I am through there as much as I can without being an actual resident of the riding,” he said.

Sisson, 22, is currently a political science student at Red Deer College and resides in Red Deer.

He was raised on a cattle farm in the heart of Flagstaff County with his younger brother and sister.

Mason has had an executive role in the Political Science Society at RDC and has had involvement with other student government committees.

“My goal is to have a nice life, a house and a full belly. If politics can get me that, that is great,” he said.

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