Canada Global Tv: The 55-year-old, who was born and raised in the Brooks area, served on the city council for 15 years, including a time as mayor, and managed an auto parts business there from 1989 to 2016.
According to him, his background particularly qualifies him to represent the region at the provincial level.
You have to be here to grasp it, and I have lived here all of my life, according to Morishita.
Morishita won the position of Alberta Party leader last year. The Alberta Party is a centrist organisation that promotes pragmatism in politics but has had only modest electoral success since its reactivation in 2010.
Although Morishita acknowledged that running for a third party would be difficult, he said that he didn’t want to do so since it wouldn’t reflect his political views, which were shaped by his experience on the city council.
“I believe that people are taking the straightforward route: ‘I want to run for MLA, should I run for NDP or UCP? Who will prevail?” That dialogue needs to be changed, he said.
“Because we have municipal experience, we create coalitions. When someone is elected, we don’t inquire about their political leanings.