Thunder Bay Superior North a Race

Andrea Horwath flanked by Mary Kozorys and Andrew Foulds talks about the Ontario Budget
Andrea Horwath flanked by Mary Kozorys and Andrew Foulds talks about the Ontario Budget

Minister Gravelle takes questions from the media.
Minister Gravelle takes questions from the media.

THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – The big race in Thunder Bay Superior North is on. Incumbent MPP Michael Gravelle is facing off in a tough battle with Andrew Foulds. Both candidates have political experience, and both want to take the seat.

On Thursday, Thunder Bay-Superior North NDP candidate, Andrew Foulds, supported  NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s jobs announcement today, saying that the NDP’s plan is a practical way of creating much needed local jobs.

“After a decade of Liberal mismanagement that led to mill closure after mill closure in Northwestern Ontario, Andrea Horwath and the NDP’s jobs plan to reward local employers who create new local jobs is a practical way to get people back to work,” Foulds said.

The NDP jobs plan rewards employers for every new job they create with a targeted tax credit and small business tax cuts. The New Democrats Job Creation Tax credit will pay 10 per cent of the salary of new employees to a maximum value of $5000 dollars per business.

Andrea Horwath flanked by Mary Kozorys and Andrew Foulds talks about the Ontario Budget
Andrea Horwath flanked by Mary Kozorys and Andrew Foulds talks about the Ontario Budget

“Our jobs plan is simple and effective.  Create a new job.  Get a tax credit.  It’s a plan that will get people back on the job and will help local companies expand their business,” Foulds said.

“After years of Liberal government, too many people in Northwestern Ontario have had to leave their communities in search of work elsewhere.  New Democrats are ready to make smart investments in our communities so people can go to work closer to home,” Foulds said.

Foulds said Northwestern Ontario deserves a government that will make job creation and supporting small businesses a priority.

“Liberal and Conservative policies have failed to create new jobs in Northwestern Ontario.  People are tired of seeing their jobs disappear.  It’s time for a new government that will make job creation in Northwestern Ontario a top priority.  It’s time for a government that makes sense,” Foulds said.

Minister Gravelle has been focused on building support for the Ring of Fire, and seeks another term to continue the work.

The Progressive Conservative candidate is Derek Parks.

Derek Parks, a southern Ontario resident who has not lived in the city for two decades is seeking the nomination for the riding.

Derek Parks lived in Thunder Bay in the past. He runs an consulting firm that specializes in environmental issues working mainly with mining companies.

Parks is actively involved in a variety of Advanced Exploration and Environmental Assessments for various mining sector clients.

– See more at: http://www.netnewsledger.com/2014/04/05/derek-parks-seeks-progressive-conservative-nod/#sthash.SkJ1ndlO.dpuf

Derek Parks, a southern Ontario resident who has not lived in the city for two decades is seeking the nomination for the riding.

Derek Parks lived in Thunder Bay in the past. He runs an consulting firm that specializes in environmental issues working mainly with mining companies.

Parks is actively involved in a variety of Advanced Exploration and Environmental Assessments for various mining sector clients.

– See more at: http://www.netnewsledger.com/2014/04/05/derek-parks-seeks-progressive-conservative-nod/#sthash.SkJ1ndlO.dpuf