Four years ago, when I first ran for MPP, I had no experience in a provincial office.
During a campaign you see a lot of platforms and promises. But I wanted to keep it straightforward and simple so I boiled it all down to two things that I promised to do for the people of Brantford-Brant.
Number one, treat other people the way that I would like to be treated by them.
And number two, try your best to leave things better than you found them.
Now, four years later, my promises remain exactly the same.
Over the last four years, working quietly in the background at Queen’s Park, I think I have a record that shows the effectiveness of that philosophy.
- We finally have a start on a new hospital now that we have been given a $2.5 million Community Planning Grant by the Ministry of Health. It’s no longer a question of if, but when, a new hospital will be built.
- We have 840 new and redeveloped long term care beds coming to our community so we can take care of the people that built this province into the place it is today.
- We have the first new high school in 30 years, a trades-focussed school that will provide new opportunities for young people and get them started on the right path.
- We have a School of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University which will guarantee a university presence in our community for a generation.
Still, there are so many things that our incredible community needs in order to ensure we remain the best place to live, work, play and raise a family.
I have been honoured to be your representative for the last four years. I need your vote on June 2 so we have the opportunity to move our community forward in the next four.