Kenora-Rainy River NDP Nominate Glen Archer

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KENORA-RAINY RIVER – At three meetings in Kenora, Dryden, and Fort Frances, Ontario New Democrats in Kenora-Rainy River have named long-time Kenora resident, workers rights advocate and corrections officer, Glen Archer to represent the riding in the upcoming June 2018 provincial election.

“I’m so proud to be running on Andrea Horwath’s team,” said Archer. “The NDP platform – Change for the Better – means dental care, universal drug coverage for everyone, a plan to fix our healthcare system and address hospital overcrowding and wait times will bring meaningful change to our communities,” said Archer.

Archer, the New Democrats say is no stranger to public service as he has spent almost two decades living in Kenora working as a corrections officer at the Kenora corrections facility. During that time, Archer has been actively involved in his union, representing  OPSEU workers at the facility and advocating for better employment standards while at work. Archer understands, first-hand, what the effects of privatization are on families and communities. He made the decision to move to Kenora after the Conservative government’s privatization cuts forced the Guelph Correctional facility where he was working to close in the early 2000’s.

The New Democrats say Archer understands, first-hand, what the effects of privatization are on families and communities. He made the decision to move to Kenora after the Conservative government’s privatization cuts forced the Guelph Correctional facility where he was working to close in the early 2000’s.

“Too much money has been wasted on privatizing services over the last 15 years and I know that Ontario New Democrats under Andrea’s leadership will reverse that damage and make sure the unique needs of Northwestern Ontario are being met,” Archer said. “I know that people are tired of the long wait times at hospitals and long-term care facilities. We’re tired of sky-high hydro bills. Our communities are tired of driving on dangerous highways.”

Archer lives in Kenora with his wife and their son.

“I have no doubt that Andrea and the NDP will fix the crisis in our hospitals, bring down skyrocketing hydro rates and put an end to the systemic barriers First Nation and Métis people in our communities continue to face every day.

“Andrea will bring change for the better to the Northwest,” concludes Archer.