The People’s Alliance Party are no longer political rookies as they begin their third election campaign since forming in 2010.
Leader Kris Austin tells us they have seen steady growth over the years.
“I would say probably the last three months, it’s feeling more like a tsunami. It’s just a matter as a party trying to manage the support that’s coming in
We’re more optimistic than we’ve ever been.”.
— People’s Alliance (@PANB_AGNB) August 21, 2018
Austin is running again in the riding of Fredericton-Grand Lake. He says he got a good chuckle after hearing the Liberals announce a $67 million dollar surplus.
“The way I see it if you raise taxes to the point where you are bringing in almost an extra billion dollars in revenue if you can’t bring in a surplus you shouldn’t be running a hot dog stand let alone the government”.
Austin says they have 28 candidates running so far and they expect to have more sign on.
In 2014, they had 17 candidates and in their election back in 2010, they started out with 14 candidates.