THUNDER BAY – Andrew Foulds, NDP candidate for Thunder Bay-Superior North, said today that Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is using the lengthy election campaign to distract voters from the stalled Canadian economy.
“Stephen Harper can’t claim to be a competent manager of economic growth when Canadian manufacturing and resource sectors are in a second quarter of decline,” Foulds said. “Stephen Harper’s policies are not working.”
“Since I was nominated in March, I have been knocking on doors across the region and talking to constituents about what matters to them. The overwhelming response is the lack of well-paid permanent jobs, concern over the long-term health of our communities, health care and long term care beds and the need for pensions to keep up with rising costs.”
Foulds continued, “Fortunately Tom Mulcair and the New Democrat Team offer a clear choice for Canadians with comprehensive policies that place families and their priorities first.”
Andrew Foulds pledges to carry the NDP message to all parts of the riding. “I’m ready. A short or long campaign doesn’t change the facts. It’s the policies and political track record that count.”
An NDP government will strengthen families throughout Northwestern Ontario, Foulds said, through policies that will make available 1,000,000 affordable, $15-a-day child care spaces, as well focus on creating good jobs in the growing technology sector. Communities, meanwhile, will be supported through meaningful infrastructure and transportation improvements and investments.
“It’s going to take the election of Tom Mulcair and the NDP to re-enforce health care and create more long term care beds. We all know it’s time to get serious about climate change. The NDP will make it happen. An NDP government offers change that Canadians can believe in”