Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Libertarian candidate announced in Fort McMurray

Libertarian candidate announced | Fort McMurray Today - Cullen Bird:

July 6, 2015 - "Scott Berry says his road construction job is perfectly suited for his run as a Libertarian candidate in Fort McMurray-Cold Lake.

"Berry, 27, works in the asphalt lab at E-Construction, doing quality control tests on local roads built by the company.

"The argument against a lot of libertarians leaving it to the market is no one will build the roads,” Berry said. “Well, I can build the roads.

"'I think it’s insane that we have to sometimes lobby for federal funds to get our bridges and our roads built in this riding.'

"Berry moved to Fort McMurray two years ago, shortly after graduating with an economics degree from Trent University. His interest in Libertarianism began in his student days.

"'The way that I see it, Libertarianism, basically it sort of shakes the very foundations of what people think of government, and what they think they should or should not get out of government,' Berry said....

"The Libertarian Party would repeal the Firearms Act and make it possible for anyone to own a firearm after a criminal background check, Berry said. The party would also safeguard property rights and ensure property could not be expropriated by government.

"Libertarian Party leader Tim Moen, a former captain with the Fort McMurray Fire Department, said First Nations property rights in the riding would be respected. Moen ran in the 2014 Fort McMurray-Athabasca byelection....

"'We come from a position of humility, that we really don’t know what is the best way to run your life,” Berry said.

"The Libertarian party would also support a flat tax rate of 15%, he said. Moen stated the main objective this election is to tell voters what their party stands for.

"'We understand that our chances of winning a seat and forming government aren’t very good this election, but for us it’s about changing hearts and minds and connecting them with a new fresh message that is lacking on the political stage,' Moen said. 'I think there’s only one kind [of liberty] and that is the freedom to do whatever you want as long as you don’t harm another person in the process,' he added."

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