The Conservative Party of Canada leadership race will come to an end on May 27th, but with 14 candidates still in the running, that means there are a lot of policy ideas to sift through and a lot of candidates to get to know.
This vote is a big deal. We’re potentially choosing the next Prime Minister.
I had an opportunity to catch up with one of the leadership candidates, Rick Peterson, while he was in Calgary this week.
Peterson is from Grande Prairie, Alberta, and he tells me that after the debates in both Quebec and Halifax, internal polling placed him among the top four leadership candidates.
Watch my discussion with Peterson as he explains what sets him apart from the others, and what he believes is the most important issue facing Canadians.
Peterson shares his ideas for a tax plan that includes a flat income tax of 15% and ZERO corporate tax. He touches on the carbon tax and immigration issues and among other priorities, plans to launch a full exploration into gun policy to address overbearing legislation as well as addressing the number one issue in federal/provincial relations - trade barriers.
On US-Canada relations, he agrees with Trump on renegotiating NAFTA and feels his business background provides some common ground between them.
He also wants to cut government waste by eliminating the advertising budget, cutting the number of bureaucrats in government departments and reducing overall spending.
The CPC leadership vote will take place on May 27th but in order to vote, you have to be an active member before March 28th, 2017.
Stay tuned to The Rebel as we continue to update you on all the news leading up to that critical vote.