Alberta Party leader Barry Morishita presents alternative to NDP and UCP

Alberta Party leader Barry Morishita was in Lethbridge on Thursday at SACPA presenting an alternative to the UCP and NDP. The party describes itself as financially responsible, but socially progressive.

Morishita spoke about what his party is offering compared to the two big dogs here in our province.

“I think when it comes to things like affordable housing and the things we seem to talk about every election time, doctor recruitment, we talk it talk it talk it. But when have there actually been targeted and innovative investments made? You know, the last two governments have taken billion dollar flyers on oil train tankers on the Keystone XL. A billion dollars plus each or more. We can’t take any kind of risk, it seems like, when it comes to people. Why aren’t we investing billions into social causes? Why aren’t we making those investments for people? That’s what government’s here for and I think that’s the difference. We’re going to make decisions that affect people first.”

The provincial election is coming up on May 29th. According to Abacus Data the Alberta Party only has 5 per cent of the vote. The UCP and NDP meanwhile are neck and neck with 35 per cent support among voters. Twenty-two per cent are still undecided.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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