One of the first candidates out of the gate for Maxime Bernier’s new party calls the idea of gender fluidity “the greatest and most insidious assault against our children that this nation has ever seen” and says she has dedicated her life to fighting it.
A devout Christian, ardent abortion foe and former talk show host, Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson might seem like a surprising choice for a party associated with libertarian principles.
But on Monday, the People’s Party of Canada tweeted that Thompson had been chosen to run under its banner in the upcoming Burnaby-South byelection, where she’ll try to beat NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to a seat in the House of Commons. The official byelection call is expected any day now.
The party also announced that Jennifer Clarke, who has a relatively small online presence, will be the official candidate in another B.C. riding, Nanaimo-Ladysmith. New Democrat Sheila Malcolmson recently vacated the seat to run in a provincial byelection.