Elizabeth Keating announced Thursday night that she’s running for the United Conservative Party nomination in the Fort McMurray-Conklin riding.
Keating, a community advocate and social worker, said she’s running because she has shared in the challenges and opportunities faced in the region.
“I know how difficult it is to have your voice heard and I want to change that. I want to be a champion for this region who listens to the residents and understands what the residents need.”
After talking with community members, she built her 7-point platform based on the feedback and what she believes are some of the major concerns in the community.
“We need a province that realizes the vital role that Fort McMurray and the region plays, not only in the province, but in the country as a whole.”
Her platform includes the need for strategic infrastructure, pipelines and a ring road, along with the needs of seniors and Aboriginal and Métis people.
Keating also wants to focus on being an inclusive multicultural region to increase the livelihood of the people in the region.
Working as a social worker in the region for 13 years has allowed her to see what social services are lacking, which inspired her to be a voice for them as well.
You can find her full platform and how to show your support on her website.