Grande Prairie-Mackenzie Liberal Party of Canada candidate Ken Munro believes things aren’t working as they should in the riding, despite all the different industries that exist in this area.
“I see there is a malaise in the air, and the area that I’m running in is an area where there shouldn’t be,” he says.
“It’s got a diversified economy; forestry, oil and gas; all of these things need to take off now, and I would like to help the people of this area realize their dreams.”
With topics ranging from housing and the environment high on his list of issues, Munro says he’s also hearing concerns from people about a lack of jobs in the area.
“We need to get people back to work, and it’s easier said than done. Some of the ways are through the infrastructure system the Liberals have set up, and of course what infrastructure; well it depends on what the people of the area want.”
“People are on edge,” he adds. “Even if they have a job now, will they have it in the future? We have to dispell that and begin to develop projects which will dispell that fear.”
The first time candidate, currently based in Edmonton, previously did a stint in Ottawa from 1980 to 1983, working with the Alberta Minister.
The federal election will take place on October 21st.