Wetaskiwin Liberal candidate says change needed

It may be Liberal Part of Canada candidate Jacqueline Biollo’s first time running in a federal election but she is no stranger to politics.

Liberal Party candidate Jacqueline Biollo

Liberal Party candidate Jacqueline Biollo

It may be Liberal Party of Canada candidate Jacqueline Biollo’s, 44, first time running in a federal election but she is no stranger to the world of politics.

Biollo served on Beaumont’s town council for six years. She has also sat on provincial and federal boards.

“When you’re a leader in your community you’re desire to serve the public is evident,” said Biollo, who enjoys displaying her passion for the job.

“The passion, I do have passion for the riding. I do have prior experience as an elected official,” said Biollo; she feels those are just a few attributes setting her apart from other candidates.

“I’m bilingual,” she added. “What sets me apart is my approachability.”

Biollo has also worked as a consultant for the past 20 years, focusing on intergovernmental affairs and strategic business planning.

One of the big issues Biollo sees following the election is the state of the economy. She believes it needs to be diversified past oil and gas. “We certainly have oil and gas in our own backyard but we also have agriculture with our rural constituents.”

Biollo says they too need support and to look at more innovative ways to grow and evolve the agriculture industry.

Affordable housing and education, Truth and Reconciliation protocol are all on Biollo’s radar, as is the international refugee crisis.

Biollo also sees voter and party education as another large area to focus on. “First and foremost is the importance of democracy.”

For her, the budget is another area of grave importance and focus.

“I think that the time is now. I think there is a appetite for change,” said Biollo.

 

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