People’s Party of Canada announces candidates for Burnaby South (federal) and Nanaimo-Ladysmith (provincial)

Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson
Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson

CLINTON Desveaux, Executive Director of Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada, on Tuesday announced the nomination of Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson and Jennifer Clarke as candidates for Burnaby South (federal) and Nanaimo—Ladysmith (provincial), respectively. He said they both are strong candidates who will represent the PPC in its first by-elections since the party was officially launched on September 14, 2018.

Jennifer Clarke is a long-time proponent of smaller government who is now working in the financial sector, and Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson is a well-known TV personality and inspirational speaker who has fought for conservative values and parental rights.

The PPC said it intends to show the whole country that there is substantial support for the ideas put forward by its leader, Maxime Bernier, during those by-elections. The dates of the by-elections are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Thompson (Burnaby South): An author and inspirational speaker, Thompson is the former co-host of The 700 Club Canada, as well as her own national daily TV show, Laura-Lynn & Friends. Over 90 of her personal interviews have aired on the Biography Channel Canada. She describes her journey in her book Relentless Redemption. She ran for the Burnaby school board.

Clarke (Nanaimo—Ladysmith): Clarke was born on Vancouver Island. She has been married for 22 years and is the mother of two children. She is deeply concerned with the direction in which our country is heading. Jennifer has been an active volunteer in her community for her entire life. She is currently working in the financial planning industry, helping families applying for Registered Education Savings Plans.

Thompson said: “It is time for a new kind of politics. Maxime Bernier is the most courageous Canadian politician in decades. We don’t need power hungry politicians who court special interest groups, but rather impassioned defenders of our country who will put the concerns of the people first. The People’s Party of Canada has begun a movement that will restore integrity to our government.”

Clark said: “I am running to ensure that our children and grandchildren will live in a land that has all the freedoms that our forefathers fought for. I want to stand up and be a voice for the people in Parliament, bringing issues that are of great concern to Canadians—I want to see integrity and fiscal responsibility brought back.”

Bernier said: “I am glad that we have two such principled and committed candidates in British Columbia. Laura-Lynn and Jennifer represent a growing number of Canadians tired of the Liberals’ big-government policies and the Conservatives’ unprincipled leadership. The PPC is the best alternative to the established parties that have failed to address the issues that concern people. I invite all British Columbians to join our movement to send a clear message to Ottawa: We had enough of the LibCons!”