Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Posted at 5:46:39 PM
Source: Patrick Burles– Country 95 News
LETHBRIDGE: Another one of the nine candidates trying to capture the top job in the federal Liberal party came to Lethbridge Tuesday.
David Bertschi stated that his six priorities if elected would be the economy, innovation, development, health services, the environment and good governance. On the last point he explained that the government needs to be taking more time to consult Canadians before making major decisions.
Bertschi also touched on the hot topic of energy and Alberta’s oil sector. He stated that he wants to create more processing, manufacturing and refining jobs on Canadian soil, “We have the capacity, we have the technology, we have the brain power. I think we can compete with anyone in the world, but we have to be there and stand up when other countries are erecting barriers to our trade products. I’d rather build it, do it here and ship it overseas or to the States, with more jobs in Canada then giving them all the jobs.”
When it comes to gaining back the votes that the Liberals lost to the NDP in the last federal election, Bertschi commented that it shouldn’t be too difficult a job for the party. He stated that NDP is faltering in Quebec and giving different answers to people across the country. Bertschi continued that with the Conservatives and NDP polarizing the country at both ends of the political spectrum, he thinks the Liberals can offer a balance that Canadians are looking for.
The federal Liberal party will decide on a new leader April 14th.