Last week on The Ezra Levant Show, Kris Austin, Leader of the People's Alliance Party of New Brunswick, joined me to explain how his party was able to break through in the recent provincial election and upset the political establishment.
The People's Alliance supports standard conservative policies like low taxes, resource development, and balanced budgets. But unlike the traditional Progressive Conservatives, the People's Alliance isn't afraid to tackle hot-button issues like corporate welfare and bilingualism.
New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada, so language is a particularly sensitive issue there. The People's Alliance seeks to end pro-French "affirmative action" hiring practices that limit the talent pool available to the public sector and make it difficult for anglophones to succeed within the bureaucracy.
WATCH my full interview with Kris Austin to see how he thinks the People's Alliance defiance of political correctness played into their electoral success.