Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson is an authour, speaker and former co-host of The 700 Club Canada. She is known for her no-nonsense, bold stand for conservative values and parental rights. She said she is here to stand for a common-sense approach to politics and to fight for people's rights to be heard.

Now, Laura-Lynn is fighting for a chance to represent Red Deer-Lacombe in parliament, as the People's Party of Canada candidate for this riding. 

1. How do you plan on getting more money for Canadian families? 

"First of all, the plan that Maxime Bernier has to lower taxes is amazing. He would reform the very complicated tax, the way that we do taxes now. From zero to $15,000 would be zero taxes. From $15,000 - $100,000 would be a flat tax of 15%. From $100,000 on would be a flat tax of 25%, only on the amount above 100,000. So it would be a simplified tax. That, right off the bat, would put money back it peoples’ pockets."

"The next thing is that the People’s Party of Canada would get rid of all foreign aid. So basically, unless it is an emergency, we are going to pull back the $700 million spent for sexual health around the world - which probably really means abortion. We will not be funding that around the world. We are going to pull back $2.7 billion from monies for climate that is going to Africa. So much of the budget items that are being sent are not Canadian issues. We want to put Canadians first. We are over a trillion dollars in debt. We are going to pull that money - that has been very generously given to other places - that we simply can’t afford any longer. We’re going to balance the budget in two years by making strong cuts and running a very fiscally responsible parliament." 

2. Canadians are saying they care a lot about the environment. What issues do you see as having the biggest impact on the environment, and how do you plan to address it? 

"We are not climate change alarmists. And we are the only party that is saying we are not having a climate emergency. And we are going to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, which we believe is a money grab from the UN. We want to have a great environment. We want to take care of our air and our water. We do not believe that Canada is a huge contributor to any kind of challenge in the environment. So, we are the only party - the only party in Canada - that is not going to be sending alarms regarding climate to our citizens."

3. What issues do you see in our education system, and how do you plan on addressing it? 

"This is a very personal issue for me. I do not like that the SOGI curriculum, which is an acronym for sexual orientation and gender identity, has been coming into the schools like a wave, and basically, this agenda is to make transgenderism a normal thing for children. There are dozens and dozens and dozens of transgender books in the schools in British Columbia, and it is seeping into Alberta. I have talked to many parents that are disturbed by the gender topics that are being brought up and they are trying to normalize, like transgenderism in children. That is a very important issue to me. How that crosses over into Federal Politics is, for example, Bill C-16."

"We are the only party that is going to repeal Bill C-16. This is the gender law that is allowing, for instance, men who identify as women, to go into women’s bathrooms. It is allowing young boys to identify as girls and run in women’s track and field, and in women’s sports, competing against women when they have a completely different body type, more muscles, more strength. This is absolute nonsense and lacks completely in common sense, and we are going to repeal Bill C-16." 

4. How do you plan to manage the healthcare needs of our aging population?

"Well, the People’s Party of Canada will help to fix our healthcare and reduce wait times. I’m hearing about wait times being a real issue here and also causing a lot more damage when people have to wait. We are going to stop Ottawa from meddling, and empower provinces to innovate and to add services. We will use the GST to fund healthcare as a replacement for the Canada Health Transfer, which is going to equal more funding for Alberta."

"We actually feel that there needs to be some actions given for the different kinds of remedies you can having using alternative medicine. We need to empower people to know that we can use, everything available to help bring our health up in Canada. We’re interested in those innovations and we don’t know why the federal government has placed so many restrictions on many things. There could be a real benefit for all of our healthcare with a People’s Party of Canada government. There are many innovations that are done by other countries in the world that we simply don’t allow in Canada. We have to explore and debate all alternatives." 

5. How do you plan to address any shortfalls in our healthcare system, such as a lack of services and facilities in rural communities, such as those in central Alberta? 

"Well, that is a real problem. I was informed about somebody who lost their legs because they didn’t get help fast enough in the central Alberta area and that is certainly a grave issue. I think we have to expand hospitals in our region, and we can easily do this if we stop the crazy spending that is going on by the liberal government, and we bring all of those funds to the people. We stop corporate welfare - different things like this put money in our pockets. We defund the CBC - all of this brings money back to Canadians."

"Hospitals are pivotal. It is shocking that in our nation that is so advanced and we have so much freedom and have beautiful, beautiful highways and things that are being done to take care of us  - one of the most crucial things is our health! Here in central Alberta, if you have a heart problem you better not head to the Red Deer hospital, you better head to Calgary or Edmonton to get service, and you better get there fast. It’s very important. We see this as highly important, that across the entire nation, that health services are increased. Everyone knows we’re in a very serious situation. I just talked to a constituent today that had a very serious health issue, and she finally had to go to the united states and pay $15,000 and she had to go to the states to get that treatment because it was a year wait here and she knew she couldn’t wait that long." 

6. What services do you think should be created or enhanced to address our major social issues, such as poverty,  homelessness, and unemployment? 

"One of the things that has to get done is the pipelines need to be built. Maxime Bernier is the only leader - the only leader - saying that he will use section 92-10 to impose pipelines. Why has this not already been done? Any leader could have done this - Stephen Harper could have done this, but it wasn’t done because of one reason: you might not get the Quebec vote if you’re trying to impose pipelines on a province that doesn’t want pipelines. Maxime Bernier says, “Let’s be honest about this - Quebec is not going to want pipelines. British Columbia isn't going to want pipelines, and they are going to stall and stall and stall.”

"What we have an opportunity to do is to say, “it’s too bad - it is for the good of the nation, so it doesn’t matter if you’re upset about it.” Section 92-10 bypasses the regular vote in the House of Commons, and it goes straight to the Senate, thereby making it a much easier proposal. If people are upset in Quebec, and people are upset in B.C, it’s too bad. We have to get those built  - that’s going to take care of a lot of the problems we’re having." 

"I am very concerned about the safe injection sites that are cropping up. I have had nothing but concerns and complaints about the safe injection site down in the middle of Red Deer. It has caused more poverty, it has brought in more crime - it is not a solution. Rather, something like the Dream Centre that is being proposed in the middle of Red Deer. That is something that I would support. This is where people who are serious about getting help with their addictions so they can overcome their addiction and get real help. People are proposing these kinds of things. I can’t find anybody that is in support of the safe injection site. We want people to overcome their addiction, not be enabled to continue in their addiction."

7. How do you plan on supporting Alberta’s core industries, such as oil and gas, tourism, and agriculture?  

"The good thing is that Max is called the Albertan from Quebec. The reason is because he’s visited here many times. He’s visited right to the core, right in the middle in Red Deer. He’s met with oil and gas. He’s met with loggers. He’s met with the people who are struggling and he sees those problems and he is absolutely invested in that. If you do not have a leader that cares about the west, then you do not have a hope in getting a solution."

"Unfortunately even leaders who are from the west, or middle of the country, like Saskatchewan with Andrew Scheer, it’s amazing that they are the not ones that are speaking in defense because they're so busy trying to please the east. Let’s face it - the Prime Minister will be chosen from Quebec and Ontario. So, what do they care when it’s election time and they’re making their ideas about where to put money and what to promise Canadians. They’re not promising anything about the west. Only Maxime Bernier is saying, "impose pipelines, get our natural resources to work for us, and put the people of Canada first" - he’s the only one saying this and he loses votes because of it, probably. However, this amazing thing is happening - we have a Quebecois who cares about the west. That is unusual and I would dare say, unprecedented combination in a leader potential in our nation, and people are turning to the PPC in droves."



8. What major infrastructure projects do you see as a high priority for our area? 

"Again, I absolutely see that the pipelines being completed and being productive is very important. I talked to a lot of loggers and there are some serious issues going on. I had one logger in particular,  just furious, explaining some of the work issues that are going on. There are those moving into the area and because of their poverty, are undercutting the wages of experienced loggers here in Alberta. That is causing a ripple effect of poverty, basically, even some people losing their homes. There was another long-haul driver that said he cannot compete because there are people who are coming that are, you know, not able to care for themselves well and they are teaming up and basically going four to a truck, and they will drive for 24 hours, exchanging drivers. The drivers here, from Alberta, who have been doing this for 20 years, can’t compete against their lower wages and the system by which they are doing things."

"While I admire innovation, and I admire those who are working hard, there is something that is really hurting our long-term, good workers and they are losing their homes. There are some things that have to be put in place, and some good practices that have to be respected. As we continue to increase and expand in this nation, we have to be certain we’re being fair. One of the four tenants we operate by is fairness. Fairness and respect for those who have been here. Those are important things, and getting our oil to tidewater, and making things like this happen are important projects."

"I think that if there is a collaboration, and if people from this area are feeling heard, that we can hear the best ideas of what is needed in this area and put it in. We intend to make the entire nation of Canada be more prosperous. If we need hospitals, if we need highways, if we need pipelines … one of the things we’re definitely looking at is making airlines operate more inexpensively so people can travel through Canada. Why are airline tickets so much more expensive as opposed to the United States - these are things people want to see. They want to be able to see what Nova Scotia looks like and take their families on trips there- you’re looking at thousands and thousands of dollars at this point. If we were to look at the taxes and things that airlines are putting on, we could make this better." 

Anything else you’d like to add?

"I think the most significant thing that brought me to politics was not to be a politician but was to be someone that stood for truth and for freedom. When I realized that you are not able to speak truth - or your truth- out loud, without being socially terrorized, bullied, called names - free speech is under fire. These are the things Canadians are really worried about. Everywhere I go, when I’m door-knocking, people are very concerned that they are not able to speak common sense items out loud without having fear of retribution. It’s become very easy to just call names." 

"We have got to stand for our nation, we have to stand for our children, we have to stand for common sense. These things are under fire. We intend to stop, for instance, motion 103 - that’s the Islamophobia law. This motion basically states that you cannot criticize Islam. In what free society is that any kind of motion to put forward? You should be able to criticize Islam or criticize Christianity, you should be able to criticize the Jewish religion and you should be able to criticize gender-fluid ideology."

"We should all be able to have a world, in a democracy, where we are free to debate and to allow the best ideas to come to the top. Instead, we see that universities are shutting down free speech, and that Bill C-16 is getting very close to compelled speech and that you have to use the correct pronouns for somebody that they prefer."

"And we see that there are dangers where there is an issue of conversion therapy. In the old days, conversion therapy would use electrodes and really insane measures to try to alter someone's sexual orientation, when they felt they wanted to alter it. I mean it was all free will, and that was banned a long time ago. But now, they are conflating that horrible, insidious practice with counseling." 

"If a counsellor were to say to a young child, 13 years old, struggling with gender confusion, something to the effect of, "Well you have all the biological parts of being a boy, and maybe you should embrace that identity and go through puberty" - because we know that 82 to 92 percent of young people who are struggling with gender dysphoria, and this is a very small population - if they go through puberty, they come out of it and become very comfortable with their natural-born sex."

"If you were to say something like this in our world that would be called conversion therapy, where you did not absolutely support this child straight onto cross-sex hormones and gender-affirming surgery. That is not right. That has been suggested by Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault, and he’s basically saying that he wants conversion therapy banned in all of our provinces, and the fellow he’s working with is suggesting first a $10,000 fine, then losing all your credentials, then jail - jail time, for what? For speaking to someone who may want to change their sexual orientation."

"Let’s all remember that we know some pretty big stories, like Ellen Degeneres’ wife [who] married a man. There are thousands and thousands of stories on the internet of people who were gay and now they’re in heterosexual relationships. There’s bisexuality, there’s all these things. So let’s have some common-sense conversations, and let’s allow for free speech. That’s what’s important in our nation because we are not standing and not able to speak without getting bullied."

"People are getting quiet but they are not getting stupid, they are getting wiser and they will know how to vote when October 21 comes along and I hope they will stand for someone who is supporting free speech for all people and a common-sense approach to our democracy."