We’ll vote this week for the people and the party we think will best serve Ontario’s interests for the next five years.
Some voters are looking for pit-bull politicians who can rip their opponents to shreds. Not me. I don’t think the best politicians are the ones who chew up and spit out others in all-candidates debates or in TV attack ads.
Instead, I’m looking for someone who exhibits leadership, trustworthiness and a realistic attitude, and represents a political party with imagination, compassion and integrity.
I’m interested in who will help our agri-food sector flourish, both by knowing when to stand aside and let farmers farm, and by creating legislation that helps them capitalize on Ontario’s unique features — diversity, processing capacity, an educated workforce and proximity to huge U.S. markets, among them. We have major advantages here that need to work in farmers’ favour.
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