THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Derek Parks is the Progressive Conservative candidate in Thunder Bay Superior North. Parks is running against incumbent Liberal cabinet minister Michael Gravelle.
In the last provincial election, Parks ran against Gravelle and lost. This time, Parks is feeling far more confident that his chances at the polls are far greater.
There are several areas where Parks says, in a Politics 2.0 interview with NetNewsLedger, that people at the doors are telling him it is time for a change. Primary issues state Parks are the hydro rates and accountability from Premier Wynne.
Since the last election, Parks has made his home here in Thunder Bay, moving his family here last summer. His areas of expertise are in mining and environmental issues. While Parks tells NetNewsLedger that while there has been some progress on the Ring of Fire he says he has “More faith in the Matawa Tribal Council and other First Nations than in Premier Wynne to make progress”.
NetNewsLedger is working to make sure that our reporting heading into the June 7th and October 2018 Civic Election get well past the soundbite so that you can fully understand the important issues, and get a far better understanding of all of the candidates seeking to represent you in political office. Moving forward, expect to see politics in a whole new way of reporting.