If you haven’t met her already, you should. I had the pleasure of doing an interview with Provincial MP candidate Laura Campbell earlier this week, and it was a breath of fresh air in a world of political swamp gas.
Intelligent, informed, passionate and articulate would only begin to describe Laura Campbell. She is a long time resident of Dufferin Caledon, and business owner of Pia’s Restaurant on Broadway, incidentally known online as the best in Orangeville.
She is also a mother of two, working on a PhD in International Economics and taking the time to get to know Bolton and Caledon. Her knowledge of the Green Party policy platform was impressive. Lower energy bills through partnering with Hydro Quebec. True hydro (water) power has always been one of the cheapest and cleanest sources of energy – and it’s renewable. With her economics background Laura was easily able to explain the fiscally responsible Green agenda for providing daycare, health services, and affordable housing while still whittling away at the provincial debt.
The entire Green Party policy platform, unlike the OPC lack of a fully funded platform, is online for all Ontarians to see. She was particularly proud of their provincial housing plan. Having interviewed many residents here, I know there is a huge demand for affordable and accessible housing for youth, new families, seniors and special needs citizens. Laura was able to clearly articulate the Green’s strategy – refreshing in an age of political spin and pompous promises.
Her passion for environmental literacy is what won me over completely. She is an avid supporter of protecting and conserving our green spaces and farmlands and in keeping our children in close contact with the wild space still abounding in Caledon. The fact that she knew about and endorsed the “Forest Schools” programs for primary children was proof enough for me that her heart was pure green.
Now, for anyone who read the Globe & Mail yesterday, the investigative journalism report by Greg McArthur, Karen Howlett and Adrian Morrow, exposed the cancerous connections in Caledon between a developer and the Wynne government. That report on pages A10 and A11 has the potential to completely collapse the Liberal vote locally.
And we all know that a vote for any OPC candidate is a vote for Doug Ford as Premier which doesn’t fit Caledon’s ethos at all. With the Greens already in second place in Caledon, a swing of environmentally conscious and fiscally responsible voters could push the Greens over the top.
My choice for a voice for Caledon is Laura Campbell. A woman with integrity who believes that if you want to make the change, you have to be the change, And we need a change in provincial representation for Caledon.
The way I see it.
Skid Crease, Caledon