Hozack holds grand opening for campaign office

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April 23, 2015 8:15 AM

Jaime Pomateer Photo Wildrose candidate for Vermilion-Lloydminster, Danny Hozack, opened his campaign headquarters on April 22 and says they are looking forward to a positive result on May 5. - Jaime Polmateer

The Wildrose Party candidate for Vermilion-Lloydminster, Danny Hozack, opened his campaign headquarters on April 22, saying he’s glad to get going and ready to assemble volunteers and staff for the last stretch of the campaign.

“We’re here now, we’ve got an office, we’re ready to go,” said Hozack. “We feel good, we’ve got lots of volunteers and we’re looking forward to a pretty positive result on May 5.”

Hozack says the race is going well and that they’ve got a good team working with them. He mentioned that the Wildrose Party has been through this situation before and as they talk to constituents, the desire for change is “almost palpable.”

The party plans to keep engaging voters and trying to get their message out on ending political entitlement, getting value for dollars spent and getting healthcare that works.

“We’ve been in Vermilion, we were in Mannville, we’ve been in Innisfree, we were in Viking, we’ve been around quite a bit and mostly to a good response,” he said. “We’re going to be in every town over the course of the next six or seven days.”

During his speech at the grand opening, Hozack said that he’s running for the Wildrose Party because Albertans deserve a government that “actually works” and one that’s fiscally responsible and transparent. He said he doesn’t want to see Alberta $30 billion in debt, which he says will be the result if Jim Prentice is allowed to go ahead with his proposed budget.

Hozack said the PC budget increased 59 different taxes and the spending is so much higher than the province’s income that it’s “unconscionable.”

“This is tax money that we’ll all send to Edmonton, which we get absolutely nothing in return. It works out to somewhere between $1,700 and $2,000 per year, every year, for every family of four. We need to get a handle on this,” he said.

“As we head into an election, I can’t help but think that a long sitting government, a good government, should be able to look back, point to what is done and say, ‘Look, see what we did? We balanced the budget, we fixed healthcare waiting lines, we eliminated unnecessary bureaucracy, we stayed away from debt, we increased the amount in the Heritage Trust Fund.’ Yet, as we head into this election, we don’t hear any of this.”

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