The Future of our country will be Built on a Solid Foundation
During my 11 years as a City Councillor, and through my work with many volunteer organizations, I’ve highlighted the strengths of our community, much to the credit of many organizations and people who also share my passion to create a brighter future for our citizens. This brighter future is now within reach as we will be building it on a solid foundation of a:
- Better Economy
- Better Run Country
- A Stronger and Safer Community
These are the key priorities of my plan for a better Canada and the kind of country we can all be proud of calling home.
Economic and Social Opportunities for Middle-Class Families
Our region prides itself for its giant heart, but there are still too many people using food banks, and we need to start looking at the fundamental reasons why we still have so many not being able to provide to their basic needs. My plan looks at building our region’s social infrastructure and through better coordination of resources from all three orders of government. I have had many discussions and collaboration with our MPs and MPPs and we are well poised for a new level of collaboration to ensure that Middle Classes needs are first and foremost in the minds of decision makers.
The Ring of Fire has been so hyped by our politicians that now cynicism accompanies every new announcement, even though there are many mines in Northwestern Ontario already in production and more coming on stream over the next 10 years. These emerging job opportunities will not be realized unless we have our workforce ready and able to fill these skilled positions. Please check the North Superior Workforce Planning Board web site www.nswpb.ca where I have been a director on the board and the Co-Chair of Business for two terms, to get a better idea about my involvement with the board and key community partners in the region, in developing our workforce and helping create good-paying jobs on which to raise a family.
Leadership and Vision
In many of the articles I wrote for local and regional media over the years, I have also explained why leadership and vision are needed, primarily to ensure that Thunder Bay shares in the rest of the province’s growth and prosperity, and gives all our people, genuine hope for the future.
As a result of these consultations with the people of Thunder Bay—Superior North, one clear picture emerges and that is the need for a new sense of direction and a comprehensive plan to guide our region into a prosperous and rewarding future, a plan that has clear, achievable and measurable objectives so that you, the taxpayers, will have a way to determine the success and accountability of your leaders.
This plan needs to ensure that this city and region starts really moving forward. Our region has an exciting future, and the time has come to AWAKEN this giant potential and realize that we CAN be one of the best regions in North America.
On election day, October 21st, your vote will allow me to become your Member of Parliament and continue the fight for middle-class families.