A different campaign style
Door-to-door canvassing may not be the smartest tactic in this summer and fall of 2021 with COVID-19's very infectious new variants causing even double-vaccinated and double-boosted people (like me and Andrea) to stare in near-disbelief at a positive COVID test.
Though hospitalizations, serious illness and (thankfully) deaths are lower, especially in the vaccinated, COVID-19's latest variants are surging everywhere. I'll be doing more work by phone, through social and print media, and trying types of outreach to protect you, myself and those helping me. It will be a different campaign. I hope some things we do through...Continue reading
It's official! I'm running in Ward 9
This is the announcement of my candidacy for the Ward 9 Mississauga City Council seat. My 15 years as northwest Mississauga's Member of Provincial Parliament taught me how to get results for the folks who live, work, build families and run businesses here. I did what I said I would do, and our communities are stronger as a result. With your help, I will be effective on your behalf at Mississauga City Council.
Building the changing world of the 2020s will require municipal councils to be teams of smart and dedicated men and women...Continue reading
The Canada Day 2022 holiday weather is warm and humid! The parks and playgrounds see friends and neighbours slowly coming back together to meet in person. Andrea and I attended our very first public outing in early June. It almost felt odd to be among groups of people again. I am looking forward to reconnecting with my many friends in Meadowvale and Central Erin Mills as my campaign for the Ward 9 seat on City Council gets under way. For those who always ask, our cat, Merlin, is the last of our iconic cats who came with me on...Continue reading
Thoughts on leaving party politics
After reflecting on my own wishes and aspirations within the Ontario Liberal Party, and for the northwest Mississauga community I served for 15 years in the Ontario Legislature, I chose not to stand again for nomination as the Ontario Liberal Party’s candidate in Mississauga-Streetsville. To do something new or innovative, you normally have to let go of something old or familiar. After nearly 25 years later, and through three riding redistributions, six elections, four consecutive victories, and 15 years as the Member of Provincial Parliament, it is time to move forward. I thoroughly enjoyed every...Continue reading