Independent businesswoman Marjorie Newman is the United Conservative Party’s candidate for Edmonton-Glenora. (Facebook)

Edmonton, Alberta

Immigration consultant tries her hand in politics

By Ted Alcuitas

Alberta’s United Conservative Party has picked Marjorie Newman as its candidate for Edmonton- Glenora riding in the coming provincial elections.

Former Harper Immigration minister Jason Kenny is the leader of the party.

A registered immigration consultant who runs her own firm MCN Canada Immigration Consulting, Inc. the former Marjorie Carmona is not new to politics.

Her father was a municipal mayor in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte in Mindanao. 

She finished Mass Communication at St. Theresa’s College in Cebu City and also studied at San Jose-Recoletos in Cebu City.

Here is statement on her party’s webpage:

As a mother and wife, there is no greater gift that we can give our daughter than an Alberta with opportunities where she can achieve prosperity through hard work and sacrifice.  We are concerned that the NDP’s misguided policies are pushing jobs and opportunities out of the province and that families are being squeezed by their out-of-touch taxes.

I am a small business owner and understand how essential low taxes, less red tape, and government accountability are to creating the free enterprise environment that helps businesses succeed.

I have been very active in my community because I have always believed that volunteerism is an important way to keep our communities strong.  And I always teach my daughter and other young Albertans the importance of community service because it teaches them compassion and understanding and allows them to leave their mark on their communities.  

I want to continue making a difference and bring my experiences to Jason Kenney’s diverse, talented, and skilled UCP team to renew the Alberta Advantage and make this province better for all of us.”

Newman is the second Filipino to seek office in the coming Alberta provincial election.

Cesar Cala of the NDP is the candidate for Calgary-East.

The first Filipino member of the Legislature  to be elected in Alberta was Conservative Carl Benito in 2008. Benito served only one term (2008-2012) and did not win  a nomination for a second term for Edmonton-Mill Woods. The former MLA is now facing charges for alleged immigration fraud.

 

 

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