Photo submitted

Meet Your Candidates: Paula Lamoureux, Alberta Advantage Party

The Eckville Echo is profiling the five candidates running in Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre

Paula Lamoureux is running for the Alberta Advantage Party (AAP) in the Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre constituency.

The “grassroots” platform is based around giving Alberta back to Albertans and rebuilding a province everyone can be proud of.

“We have a platform that is going to put Albertans back to work within three months,” said Lamoureux in a phone interview.

The AAP has an energy platform, which plans to reinstate orphaned wells and coal mines to create jobs, as well as being pro-pipeline.

Lamoureux said her and her party also have a tax plan where personal and corporate income tax will be set at 10.5 per cent across the board and the personal tax deduction will be raised from $18,000 to $24,000.

The AAP also looks at better education for students to set up their own businesses to help small towns be more viable, as well as an agricultural platform to eliminate some red tape so it is feasible for the younger generation to enter the world of farming.

Lamoureux says her and the party are looking to incorporate a fair quota system into their agricultural platform.

Additionally, the AAP and Lamoureux are focusing on crime in the area.

“Crime is a huge concern and we’re going to be training an elevating sheriff to police rural crime and have more of a stance for drug abuse with fentanyl and opioids,” explained Lamoureux, adding she is advocating putting criminals to work to pay off their crimes.

“I don’t believe just a slap on the wrist is good enough anymore,” Lamoureux said said. “They need to be put to work, have a paycheque, and their paycheque will be distributed to security [and] back to the owner for the amount of damage that was done.”

She explained the left over funds would be used to look after seniors, veterans and medicine.

“That’s what I’m advocating for. We need to turn our crime around,” added Lamoureux.

The AAP adopted all the policies of the old Wild Rose Party and updated it constitution to fit today’s realistic world, according to Lamoureux.

Lamoureux said her campaign and party is about listening, compassion and integrity.

“Everything in our platform is to give to Albertans, not take away from Albertans,” said Lamoureux. “It’s Albertan’s rule, we enforce.”

The AAP are focused on putting everyone back to work, lowering taxes and keeping money in Albertan’s pockets, Lamoureux says.

Just Posted

Motorcyclist seriously injured after hit on one-way road in Nisku

Leduc RCMP respond to vehicle versus motorcycle with serious injuries

OPINION: Jason Kenney won by portraying himself as the Guardian of Alberta

How did Kenney do it? He never considered himself an opposition leader and didn’t pretend to be one.

EALT enhanced critical habitat on our lands by planting 263,000 native trees

Celebrating a Decade of Conserving Nature for our Communities

Chocolate chip cookies with a twist

Frozen cheesecake recipe quick and simple

Unsightly premises fees added to County of Wetaskiwin tax bill

Property owner cannot be located, so contractor cleaned yard

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Trudeau to be portrayed on ‘Simpsons’ episode

Toronto journalist who’s posted videos of himself doing impressions of the PM voiced him for the show

Bodies of 3 mountain climbers recovered after last week’s Banff avalanche

The men disappeared while attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak in the Icefields Parkway

Person airlifted to hospital after avalanche in Yoho National Park has died

The man was among a party of three involved in an avalanche Saturday afternoon

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Parents say Austrian climber missing in Banff National Park ‘lived his dream’

David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and American climber Jess Roskelley have been missing since Wednesday

Six months after legalization, high prices and supply issues boost illicit pot market

It has been six months since Canada became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis

Most Read