I pride myself on my integrity, my work ethic and fighting for every resident in Sault Ste. Marie. It was very disappointing to learn that many across Sault Ste. Marie have received misleading phone calls over the past few days from Michele McCleave-Kennedy’s local campaign that are factually incorrect and misleading to voters. These calls are simply filled with lies. They are factually incorrect and Miss McCleave-Kennedy is simply misleading to voters.
Politics can sometimes bring out the worst in people but I didn’t think Michelle and the NDP would resort to these kinds of tactics.
Frankly, the Liberals, backed by the NDP, have made life increasingly unaffordable over the last few years. That is apparent all around our community.
I’d like to set the record straight: When it comes to rent control, we’re going to maintain the status quo. We’re not changing it. The Ontario PC Party will not take rent control away from anyone. Period.
In fact, we are going to fight to make life more affordable. We’ll cut hydro rates another 12 percent, minimum wage workers will pay no income tax, and we will lower your gas prices at the pumps by 10 cents per litre.
Others have received a call where the NDP lie about our healthcare plan. The Ontario PCs support public healthcare. We believe that frontline services are essential services. For the NDP to claim otherwise is again, another lie.
What the NDP won’t tell you is that our plan includes improvements to the public healthcare system. We will cut wait times, end hallway healthcare, introduce dental care for low income seniors, and make a $1.9 billion investment to help those struggling with mental health and addictions.
I have a record of fighting for the people of Sault Ste. Marie on City Council and at Queen’s Park. It’s disappointing that in these calls Michele’s team felt the need to resort to lying about this election and attacked my personal character.
Regardless of how she conducts herself, I will keep fighting, no matter how many lies the NDP attempt to spread. Sault Ste. Marie deserves a strong voice. They deserve honesty and integrity during this campaign and that’s exactly what I’m committed to delivering. In spite of these attacks, I will continue to focus on the issues that matter most to our community who deserve meaningful change. Real people cannot afford Andrea Horwath’s promises. Sault Ste. Marie deserves better.
Ontario PC Candidate