Kris Austin began by outlining the party's history and efforts to promote itself. After asking for a show of hands of who had heard of the People's Alliance before hearing about the town hall nearly every hand went up. Kris compared this to earlier years when two hands might go up.
Moving on to issues of policy Kris bemoaned the poor state of democracy in New Brunswick. "We need to get back to representing the people first and the party second", he said.
On the economy Kris stated the party's position that corporate welfare needs to end in favour of small business tax cuts instead. "Small and medium-sized businesses are the engine of our economy", he said. Kris also stated the need
to privatize the retail side of NB Liquor (which isn't profitable) while retaining the distribution side of the business (which is profitable).
Kris promised that the People's Alliance would work to increase the budget of the auditor general. He also noted the Accountability & Transparency Act had been repealed by the Liberal government and which required party platforms be audited or bear a note stating they had not been.
Kris spoke for about an hour. During his presentation two policies received applause. The first was the party's commitment to ending duality and the second was a commitment to seeking the resignation of Language Commissioner Katherine D'Entremont for her part in Wayne Grant being removed from his post.
After Kris finished speaking there was about an hour of Q&A. Questions regarding party membership cards, busing, the education system, small business taxes, fishing licences, senior's issues, and the Celtic Affairs Minister were all discussed.
Refreshments consisting of coffee, sandwiches, and doughnuts were provided after the town hall and people were still socializing well after 9pm.