THUNDER BAY – POLITICS 2.2 —Veteran legislator Michael Gravelle kicks off his official campaign Wednesday to seek a seventh term as MPP.
“For the last twenty-three years, it has been my privilege to serve as your provincial representative,” said Gravelle. “As your MPP, I’m proud of the many accomplishments we’ve been able to achieve together for our riding. I’ve fought hard to;
- Expand Highway 11/17 between Thunder Bay and Nipigon to four lanes
- Announced important next steps for the Ring of Fire with plans for all-season access roads to the project
- Fought to reduce the cost of energy by 25% for residential consumers and up to 50% for many rural residents through the Fair Hydro Plan
- Brought millions of dollars in new investment through the NOHFC to create and protect thousands of jobs and support municipalities across the Northwest, including investment in microbreweries, food and agriculture, and film and television across northern Ontario.
“As a strong Northern advocate, I’m also proud of the work that our government has done to make life more affordable and better for all Northerners—things like investing in a new cardiovascular surgery unit being developed at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, committing to build a state-of-the-art waste water treatment plant in Red Rock, increasing the northern health travel grant, offering free prescription drugs to Ontarians under the age of 25 as well as seniors, partnering with the Lake Superior Centre for Regenerative Medicine (RegenMed) to make Thunder Bay the centre for all preparation, storage and distribution of all tissue donated in Ontario to be used for organ transplants, replacing our current district jail with a 325-bed multi-facility, and reducing the cost of post-secondary tuition for thousands of students across the North,” Gravelle concluded.