by Chris Wilson
I am very proud and excited to announce that I will be the Ontario New Democratic Party candidate for the Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes riding. I would like to thank the ONDP for their support and confidence. I look forward to gaining the confidence of my fellow voters during the campaign.
Our province, country, and frankly the entire world, has entered a new age. With the threats of pandemics, climate change, rising wealth inequality and unaffordable housing, we no longer have the luxury select leaders who are not willing to sacrifice for the greater good. We cannot accept leaders who look to divide us to keep power. We must work to unite, as working class citizens of one of most prosperous places on earth, to fight against greed and corruption that seeks to separate us.
My career is in commercial risk management. I am highly effective at analyzing data and planning to mitigate future losses. I see Ontario sleepwalking into a complete breakdown in average quality of life and I plan to get to work immediately to mitigate the damage.
My campaign will focus on solutions to things we can mostly agree on; affordable housing, anti-corruption, environmental protection, lower cost of living, healthcare reform, improved education, senior care reform, equality and fairness for all. Most important is I will strive to understand all perspectives, and help others understand each other better.
I know what I am asking you to do is difficult. We have the current minister of housing and rural affairs, a seasoned politician with many years in power and ample opportunity to get things done, as our incumbent MPP. It would seem that our riding’s best chance at receiving the support we need would be to continue on this path. Please consider that the current housing crisis unfolded under our current minister and MPP. In the private sector, if you fail at your main responsibility, you would get fired. It is time that we fire Mr. Clark.
I don’t often ask people for help. Today I am asking for your help. Please help me win the election so I can show you what a highly effective leader can do for our riding, and our province.
I am not running for fame or fortune. I am not running because it is easy. I am running because I am the best person for the job and it is the right thing to do.
I cannot wait to share more about me, my life, my strengths and my weaknesses with you all.