THUNDER BAY – Federal Liberal candidate Yves Fricot is hard at it on the campaign trail. Over the winter nights, Fricot has been door-knocking at local homes, and stopping in to warm up at local coffee shops.
Wednesday evening, in Thunder Bay, Fricot ran into a young man whose question was fairly blunt, “What do you think of the NDP”. The question was asked by teenager, Josh Beebe.
Fricot’s answer was a positive one. Fricot shared that he respects all of the political parties, and their views, but feels that the Liberal Party stands for values that most Canadians would agree with.
The Thunder Bay Superior North Liberal candidate commented that as he sees it one of realities are that fixing the local economy is not something that will happen overnight, but will take time and effort.
The answer was one that Beebe, who is a musician, and who also has started a business selling used guitars could appreciate. His concern was that most of the time instead of building up Canada, as a teenager he sees politicians tearing each other down.
Surrounded by a group of Thunder Bay youth, Fricot appeared very comfortable in his political skin. Over the past month, door-knocking the riding he is finding that people are expressing real concerns over the issues facing the region.
Conservative Richard Harvey officially opened his campaign office in Thunder Bay on Tuesday, perhaps signalling that the Conservatives are ramping up for an election this spring.
Incumbent MP Bruce Hyer has not yet launched any significant re-election efforts.