One of the leadership hopefuls for the United Conservative Party stopped in Bruderheim.
 
Brian Jean set up camp on Queen Street for a campaign meet and greet.
 
Over 70 people were in attendance, Jean's goal was to meet residents, answer questions and understand the local priorities.
 
"The government is here to serve Albertans and I think the only way to get to know what Albertans want is obviously to ask them. To do that you have to be in-front of them," said Jean.
 
Some of the hot topics included the current governments additional taxes, an anti-industry stance and a lack of jobs.
 
"When you consider the price of oil along with how it's being managed, it's fairly scary."
 
The former Wildrose Party leader had to defend himself after it was learned that the party was $320,000 in deficit when it merged with the PC's earlier this year.
 
"It's a 12 month budget and this is a small snapshot in time, three and a half months, at the busiest time in the history of Wildrose," added Jean. "All of this was budgeted (and) it will come back to balance by the end of the year, just like it did last year and just like it did the year before."
 
The United Conservative Party leadership vote is scheduled for October 28.

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