Campaign Kicking into Gear across the Region


Maureen SignTHUNDER BAY – The federal election campaign appears off to a slowish start. Some campaign signs are starting to pop up. Thunder Bay Rainy River Conservative candidate Moe Comuzzi-Stehmann issued a statement that she is ready to meet the challenge of this federal election. The Comuzzi-Stehmann campaign has pounded in the first ceremonial sign of the campaign on Saturday

Comuzzi-Stehman states that she “Spent her first day meeting with campaign organizers, volunteers, the media, and most importantly the voters who will ultimately have the final say on who they wish to represent them in Ottawa”.

The first time political candidate says she is “Excited by the opportunity this election represents for the people of the Northwest”. She states, “More than ever, we need Conservative representation in a Conservative Government”.

“This election as unnecessary and opportunistic,” continued Comuzzi-Stehmann.

“Just as Stephen Harper believes that the economic recovery remains fragile and demands stability and firm leadership, I believe that Thunder Bay Rainy River needs more than can be achieved by a backbench MP, representing a fourth place party”.

Echoing a theme raised by Prime Minister Harper, Comuzzi-Stehmann says, “Only by electing Conservatives can Canadians be certain that their economic future is not dependent on coalitions with separatists and socialists. That is a recipe for instability and reckless spending. When Canada speaks, it must be with a single voice, not three voices under a coalition government”.

On Monday, Liberal Yves Fricot will host a short noon-time event on Whalen Street where the first ceremonial sign of Campaign 2011 will be pounded into the ground at the home of former MP Jack Masters.

The NDP have been out already with signs in Thunder Bay Superior North for MP Bruce Hyer starting to show up around the city.

Charlie Angus Sign blitzThe unseasonable weather across Northern Ontario does not appear to be slowing down any of the candidates. Further north, Charlie Angus, the MP for Timmins – James Bay states, “Snow suits, big warm gloves, timmies and shovels. Team Angus are hitting the road with a massive sign blitz”.

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