By Kevin J. Sabo For the Advance
According to Battle River-Crowfoot candidate Dennis Trepanier, only one party is standing for freedom in the upcoming federal election.
Trepanier is running in Battle River–Crowfoot for the People’s Party of Canada (PPC), led by Maxime Bernier.
“In a word, PPC stands for freedom,” said Trepanier in a recent interview.
“I believe our freedoms are being curtailed by the current government, and by many of the other parties attempting to form government.”
Examples of the curtailment provided by Trepanier include the rise of vaccination passports, attacks on free speech, and parents being unable to raise children as they see fit.
“The interference by the government in our personal lives is actually quite unconstitutional,” said Trepanier.
“The other thing that the PPC stands for is the Canadian Constitution. We’re here to make sure that people have a right to life, liberty, and the security of person, and are able to travel according to the Constitution, out of the province and the country. Wherever they wish.”
According to Trepanier, the PPC represents the only true conservative vote in Canada.
“I believe that the PPC party is the only true conservative (party) remaining in Canada, and the only choice for Canadians if we want to bring fiscal responsibility back to this country,” said Trepanier.
“Unlike the (Conservative Party of Canada), which is no longer conservative, but more left-leaning.”
The biggest issue Trepanier sees right now?
“We have a horrendous amount of debt. This debt is unsustainable,” said Trepanier.
“In essence, Canada is broke, and the Liberal government broke it.”
To combat the debt, Trepanier says that the PPC will get rid of “frivolous spending.”
Another big issue Trepanier sees is the issue of trust in the federal government, something which he says Albertan’s don’t have.
“The trust is broken,” said Trepanier. “The West has been at best ignored; yet, actually, there is a subversive activity going on. It seems like we are no longer part of the equation anymore. We need to do something about that.”
He noted that the Liberal government has met several scandals during their time in power, none of which have resounded well in the west. These include the SNC-Lavalin scandal and the WE Charity scandal.
“The people, especially in Battle River – Crowfoot, are not trusting the government,” said Trepanier.
“I don’t blame them. I think the government has failed us.”
Trepanier believes that the upcoming election will have long-term consequences for the country.
“I believe we are taking too much direction from foreign entities. From the United Nations regarding immigration. From the United Nations regarding our industry and the Paris Accord. What we’re seeing is a bleeding off of our wealth.”
The federal election takes place Sept. 20.