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Why I'm Running

A friend recently asked why I would want to become a Member of Parliament when I have had so many family and business successes here in Ottawa.

“All the more reason to do so”, I replied.

And even more importantly. I have always been and am an active part of this community. This has given me a real understanding of the people living and working here, and a shared concern for our needs and future.

I know what it is like to be the child of immigrant parents who struggled to make ends meet.

I totally understand how hard it is for single – or widowed mothers to provide their children with not only the necessities of life, but the time to give them lots of love and encouragement.

And, I know the value of each nickel and dime, especially when you are building a successful business and have not only a young family to support, but employees and their families as well.

Who better to represent our community?

My successes in Ottawa South have allowed me to give back through my many charitable ventures, provided jobs for many people, and at the same time raised a lovely family with my wife Joyce.

But I now feel more is required from me. The qualities of Canadian life that brought my parents here a few years ago or others’ parents a few generations ago, are being threatened, and I want to ensure that the opportunities for all our families are preserved.

Never one to be afraid to speak up for what is right, I don’t need this job, but I know it's time to take it on. I want it because I will fight for what is right for you, for all of us.

Strengthening families is my priority. Helping to develop and implement policies that do that for you would be an honour and a privilege.


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